Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Heritage Crafts at Van Cortlandt Manor

Mikro and I enjoyed learning all about old time crafts at Van Cortlandt Manor. There was:

Soapmaking: They poured water over fire place ash and strained it through straw to make the lye they combined with cooked down animal fat to make soap with.

Candle making:

Broom making:


Open Hearth Cooking:


And Food Preservation.

Mikro had a great time, and would be more than happy to bury all our carrots out in the backyard.

We also enjoyed the Croton River.

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