Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm Going To Be A Pioneer!!!!


In the most exciting news I've received in a while, I got a call today from The Genesee Country Museum , a local living history museum, and one of the largest in the country, letting me know that my husband and I have been chosen to participate in their Pioneer House Experience!!! My daughter is too young to participate at this time.

For those of you who watched the PBS series, Frontier House, the experience will be much the same. We will go and live for a weekend at the museum as true pioneers (AND I EVEN GET TO DRESS UP!!!!) Open Hearth Cooking, Animal husbandry, Butter making, Food Preservation, etc...... We were chosen to participate in October so we will be having a harvest celebration. The dates are October 15th and 16th. We need to report the weekend before to learn all we need to know about pioneer living in a one day workshop (hopefully this does not include slaughtering your own hog because I don't think my husband is up to that!)

We get to sleep at the museum which I think is very neat and everyone who comes will be able to see us in all of our pioneer glory.

Unfortunately, I think they will make me leave the clothes when I go back home.

11 comments:

Teamcarbone said...

OMG you did it! You must be floating on cloud 9! I hope your hubby is as excited as I know you are. I guess we'll plan a family outing to see you and Will in action! Wow I'm really speechless!

Christine said...

Thanks!

I don't think ANYONE could be as excited as I am!!!

I can't wait to find out more about this whole thing!

Kristin said...

That is so AWESOME! I am so happy for you! I think that is the same weekend as my college reunion but if by chance it's not, I will so be there!

Christine said...

Thank you so much! Would love to see you there!

Leighanne said...

OMG!!! I am thrilled for you!!! I cannot wait to see you two in action. Tim, of course, is full of questions such as:
Can you have pioneer guests - a pioneer slumber party perhaps, in true little house in the prairie fashion, sleeping in one bed...the "boys" would be so happy.
Isn't he special???

Christine said...

Thanks!!!

Tell Tim that since you are not on the application that you can only watch from the sidelines! Besides, I won't be allowed to shower!! (ok, actually we will be allowed to shower but don't tell anyone!)

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Congrats! I've always wanted to do that-but Yankee Bill wouldn't be into it.

Krista said...

That sounds like so much fun! Congratulations!

Christine said...

Thanks!

Jacran Cottage said...

Talk about an experience of a lifetime! I can only imagine how excited you must be. I'd love to do something like that. I've often said that if I didn't work full time I'd voluteer at a pioneer home nearby. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Christine said...

I can't wait to blog all about it! I'll sneak in my digital camera!!