Thursday, June 30, 2011

Heritage Log Cabin


What a great looking log cabin! This is the Rider homestead, moved adjacent to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT. Two stories, dormers and an ell, built in the 1870's if I remember, and full of great stuff. We went to the Museum because of its reputation for dinosaur bones, which were great, but we were really enchanted with the homestead outside.
 Look at this wonderful early kitchen. We missed them making dinner on the old iron stove, but the kids got to help iron with the cast iron irons.
Doing up the dishes from dinner. Love the drysink!
Upstairs they had a room full of prairie dress up clothes. Here's my beautiful grandaughter Nikita, the perfect prim Victorian girl.
Love the sapling pea fence in the garden.
Spring garden is coming along well, for such a late spring.
Tomato poles ready to go in.

Out back was the cabin the settlers originally used. Look at the sod roof!
Here is the inside set up for a working blacksmith.
Here is the upper level of the cabin where the diaries show the daughters slept. Don't hit your head!
Out back was a teepee set up you could walk in.

video
 And to top it all off, a video the kids and friends playing with Victorian toys. I've never actually seen this done, have you?

What a nice day in the summer in Montana.

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