We had an extraordinary experience yesterday. The state archaeologist is at our park with some graduate students from one of the college's digging behind one of the historical homes.
They have found an old fireplace underground and are digging to figure out if it was a kitchen, smoke house, slave quarters or something else. So far, they believe it is from the 1830s.
A new friend from MOPS (who also homeschools her kiddos) brought her wonderful children over to hang with the Buckaroos for the day.
The cool part? The archaeologist (in the overalls), who is extraordinary with kids, let the Buckaroos and their friends come sift with them. He explained the process to them and then...
set up their very own screen. They found lots of brick, pottery, square nails, a door hinge, and bones and teeth from a hog. I love homeschooling!
Boys and dirt, a great combination. I am trying to tell my washing machine that.
Let me tell you how much I love these boys personalities. Little Buckaroo put the hat and bandanna on as soon as he woke up because of course you have to dress the part.
No dinosaur bone finds for my little paleontologist, but I think he might be broadening his career path and archaeology could be his target. He is 7, I am sure it will change 748 times before his college years.Be still my heart. My new friend has a little girl too and she was not too big into digging in the dirt, it would get into her cute sandals. But, she loved the flowers.
The sun is shining, my garden is growing, and I am going to focus on my blessings.
The Park Wife