Nash Farm presents First Fridays at the Farm
Grapevine’s Nash Farm will host the First Fridays at the Farm series. The 2018 series features family-friendly educational experiences designed to teach life skills that were important to a Texas farm in the 19th century.
Daily life in Texas during the late 1800s required knowledge of a number of skills, methods and even recipes that will be demonstrated during the monthly sessions. Participants work alongside Nash Farmhands to learn these heritage skills that can still be utilized in present day.
The 2018 sessions include:
- January 5: Noodle Soup – Prepare noodles for a big pot of warm winter chicken noodle soup on the wood fired stove
- February 2: Washington’s Birthday – Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with refreshments and games
- March 2: Kites – Build a 19th century paper kite
- April 6: Gardening – Plan and plant a kitchen garden
- May 4: Decoration Day – Craft paper flowers and honor Grapevine’s ancestors
- June 1: Fun & Games – Play games, make clay marbles and other homemade toys
- July 6: Keeping Cool –Learn how settlers on the Grape Vine Prairie kept cool in the Texas summer heat
- August 3: Meme’s Pickles –Make “Meme’s Pickles” with the last of the summer harvest
- September 7: Frontier Travel – Pack a trunk for the farmhands’ journey
- October 5: Cowboy Cooking – Cowhands stop at the farm to cook cowboy cuisine
- November 2: Farm Animals – Care for farm animals and learn their purpose on the farm
- December 7: Christmas Decorating – Decorate the farmhouse while enjoying cookies and cider