Friday, August 28, 2009

"Hooked" on History

These came out in the wrong order. When we went to Fort Vancouver, they had a blacksmithing demonstration. It was absolutely fascinating! We watched him make this decorative hook for Marcus.
He twisted, turned and punched a whole through the iron.

Here is one of the blacksmiths in his shop. He made all of the tools from scratch!

Of course, I had to tell them that my dad is a farrier. My dad doesn't make his own horseshoes, though! We learned that the Hudson Bay Company is still a company even today. Also, they hired children in England to make nails. They had their own little forge in their homes and that was a way they could earn money to help their families.
This was my favorite part of Fort Vancouver. It was a homeschooler's dream!


Cat said...

What a blessing you are interested in what your kids are. This looks fun, Stacie!

Amy said...

That looks like so much fun!!! I bet he loves his hook :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That is so cool that they made him that hook. Makes me want to go there again someday. It HAS been awhile. Thanks for the interesting history lesson!

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