Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fathers Day at Genesee Country Museum

Love this stretch of farmland that we pass on the way there.

Jugs in the Pioneer cabin, note the corn cob for the cork stopper

Talking to the Tinsmith
Bumblebee on the Comfrey
Comfrey is an herb that has many uses most pioneer farmers would try to have it on their property. We had it for a long time but the deer also love it. The blossoms are wonderful to sugar for decorations. I learned this trip that they sugared flowers as follows: Using a feather and eggwhite gently paint the front and back of each flower, coat them in granulated sugar and place them on a greased plate and let harden 24-48 hours depending on the humidity,

Genesee Country Museum is one of our very favorite places to go. We love to see what is happening where, it is a place of quiet gentleness, the era of hard work and quiet. They were very "green" by necessity it shows just how complacent we have become.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I have always wanted to go there. I have a friend who works there.