If you’re any where near Winston-Salem, N.C., sometime, go a little further north and check out Horne Creek Historical Farm in Pinnacle. Take the Pinnacle exit off of U.S. 52 and head west.
We went a few weeks ago and enjoyed taking the self-guided tour to explore the hold home, corn crib and foundations or sites of former structures.
I always enjoy walking around old homesteads, imagining how the families used to live there. Walking through the houses, I always inspect the clothing, rugs and quilts to see how they were made. I check out the kitchen utensils and wonder what it would be like to cook and feed a family there.
Though small, Horne Creek has a lot of interesting buildings and artifacts (or reproductions). The day we visited there was a Girl Scout troop getting a private tour. We watched as they shelled corn and fed the cow and sheep. Hands-on activities are always the best!
Here’s some photos from our trip. Sidney had to stay in the car, probably because of the resident cats, dogs and other animals. I suppose they don’t want other animals roaming around the place.
Take a look at some of the things we saw:
|These sheep were not too sure of us. They didn’t come any closer until we turned our back to them.|
|Here’s a Girl Scout shelling some corn. Look like fun or hard work?|
|There were a couple of these hound dogs.|
|A sweet goat.|
|This cow was not that interested in us when she realized we weren’t there to fed her.
|Some vines we saw up the hill from the barns.|
|Corn inside the corn crib.|
|The old homestead.|
|Check out these old books!|
|A rug in one of the bedrooms.|
|I love the different designs on the bottom and top of the quilt.|
|Chinese checkers, anyone?|
|I love the corn husk doll! Do you recognize any of these other toys?|
|I love how bright this quilt is.|
|Gobble, gobble, gobble!|
|Besides chickens and turkeys, there were some guineas (not pictured) too.|
|There was tobacco outside the tobacco barn. I’m not really sure why. Does it have to dry outside before going in the barn?|
|This is tobacco in the barn. It was really cool inside.|