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Gobble gobble!

October 2nd, 2008 (03:21 pm)

current mood: cheerful

I chaperoned a field trip today. My son's class went to Claude Moore Colonial Farm, a surprisingly bucolic setting right in the middle of Mclean, Virginia, close to the CIA headquarters at Langley. We made candles the colonial way, out of beeswax and tallow; watched wool carding and spinning; looked at tobacco drying in the tobacco barn; pounded corn for corn meal; and of course, met a lot of animal friends. Here is a photo I took of our favorite: