|Today we went on a field trip to Ft. Christmas Park. Ms. Vickie was our tour guide and teacher.
|She taught us about the people who settled this part of Florida and how they took care of their selves. One way was gardening.
|Joe was another instructor who taught the children about the tools the pioneers would have used to help them build their houses and furniture.
|They would have used pine needles for mulch.
|The pioneers of Florida grew their own sugar cane. This is a sugar cane field.
|Miss Vickie talking with the children about the houses.
|They would have hand pumped their water and then carried it by buckets to water the garden. Such hard work.
|Levi with the candles he made today.