Field trip day for Jenna and chaperone, Momma. After a 45 minute bus ride from our city, we arrived at Rancho Los Cerritos, a historic rancho preserved over time with a setting somewhere around 1863.
All the docents are dressed in period clothing and have their own stories of how they are connected to the rancho. The kids were given a tour of the kitchen, black smith shop, workers room, the main house library (with historical lecture and friend, Sarah, being the sheep in the demonstration of sheep sheering), dining room and master bedroom (complete with porta potty), the grounds where just about anything you need was grown. Outside they were taught to brand leather and play some of the games the rancho children did. I probably learned more than the kids; I love those kinds of field trips!