From start to finish...
Rendering the fat, setting up to make the lye, and then
the combination for the finished product -- homemade
soap! Plus we may add a few herbs and such to make
a variety of specialty soaps. All the soap used at
North End Crossing is homemade.
Care and Feeding:
No not for you, but for the animals.
The chickens, horses, and all other animals need to be fed
and watered before anyone else! Plus the eggs need to be
gathered, so you get those farm fresh eggs. You may milk
Maggie Moo the cow, if she'll let you... or help separate
the cream and the milk if she won't. But of course, that’s
only if she has freshened!
(Had to sell Percy, Bess and Sandy.
Read the journal for an update!
Maggie Moo has come to stay hopefully!)
Butter Churning, Canning, Drying,
Baking happens day in and day out
here at North End Crossing. Join in if you would
like, once again using the old wood cookstove.
Canning, drying, and freezing take place generally
during the summer and early fall months. But
whatever the time, you may participate if you wish.
Butter churning will start when the milk cow freshens
(calves). Or how about making cottage cheese, cream cheese
or yogurt? Also, cheese making will be a possibility when
we collect all the equipment!
Room With a Loom:
Weave on a loom that is all warped
and ready to go. The loom may be setup for
placemats, kitchen towels, or numerous other things.
Help will be given if you are a beginner. Just ask
for this room when you make your reservation -- not all
rooms have a loom. But there is a loom on the
front porch for your use! You may also request a
spinning wheel in your room if you would like.
Please inquire when registering.
Cookies From Scratch:
Cookies made from the items you make
-- churn the butter, grind the flour, make the vanilla,
mix the baking powder, and prepare and/or make the
sugar/honey. you do it all! Just ask for
this when you make your reservation. Generally
this has to be scheduled into your stay. Please
inquire when registering.
Many Other Activities to Enjoy in
the Pioneer Way or Not:
Blacksmith, working with the animals,
helping to repair the buildngs, fencing, wood chopping
(never ending!), gardening, weeding, planning new gardens,
restoring the other houses… and the list continues! Join in
with what we need to do, or ask that you might do something
else… or sit back and relax!