Thursday, May 07, 2009

Pioneer Farms

On Saturday we went out to Pioneer Farms, a living history farm, for their May Day festival. We saw sheep shearing, wool spinning, some pioneer music, a cute Charlotte's Web play, a blacksmith, and gunfights. I wanted to see cheese-making (well, of course I did!) but we ran out of time before the Biscuit Brothers, who film their show at Pioneer Farms, were scheduled and we had to hot-foot it back to the main stage for that.

Most of the demonstrations were of only mild interest to Zack and of course beyond Sammy, but it was neat to see and we enjoyed being out and doing something (on what would have otherwise been for us a sluggish day with Daddy out of town). Zack liked the fire in the blacksmith hut, and was very excited to be given a pounded nail which he declared his sword. For those in Austin, if you are thinking of going be forewarned that there is an admission charge, and it's a bit on the high side. We could have made much more learning and exploring out of it than we did, but it was a good outing.

The highlight of the day was the Biscuit Brothers concert. Zack sang along and followed every move in every song - he was more participatory than I've ever seen him, even more than at our church's monthly kids' productions (that he LOVES). He cornered the Brothers after the show with expectations that they would remember him from the last concert that he attended; they didn't, but that didn't stop Zack from talking their ears off. As our friend said as we bumped our strollers out of the farms, "Well, I give the Biscuit Brothers points for accessibility!"


  1. We had a great time, and it was wonderful to finally meet you after hearing so many wonderful things about you! The Biscuit Brothers confirmed Melody's suspicion that their show was all about her, not picking up on the fact that they were talking about musical melody and not her name. *sigh*

  2. My Melody has the same problem.

    It was such a fun day!