The house is like a miniature Monticello...so beautiful
Housing for the farm workers
This is one of the outhouses...it is a hexagon just like the house!
Current archaeological digs at the house
This is the back of the house
Wool spinning - this lady was so nice...it was at least 95 degrees...I know she had to be HOT!
Hand-spun, hand-dyed wool. All of the dyes are organic with the exception of the lime green and bright pinky/red...she used Kool-Aid for those!
Lace making...just amazing!
More beautiful lace making,..it was a joy watching the those two ladies work their bobbins!
This is the flax demonstration. We watched how linen was made! Fascinating!
First, the flax is smashed...
Then, the chaff is beaten from the flax fibers
After removing the chaff, the fibers are combed. First through the wide tooth comb (on the left) and then through a finer tooth comb (on the right) The finer the comb, the finer the linen.
This is the amount of line acquired from one quarter of an acre of flax.
This is what is used to make linen!
Spinning the linen...
Finally, the linen is woven. The gentleman is weaving linsey-woolsey, a basic linen used for clothing and at times used for samplers!
Well, that is all for now. I hope you enjoyed the step back in time. Have a great week everyone!