Monday, October 28, 2013

Pioneer Days!

This weekend, instead of Farm School,
I helped out at Pioneer Days in Lake Wales.

It was still dark when we arrived to set up our booth.

The farmer's market usually meets twice a month 
on one of the main streets in Lake Wales, 
but this week it was combined with the Pioneer Day event.

Faye & Lynn set up their tables with a lovely selection
of locally-grown goodies.
They gave out tastings of the key lime basil,
had herbs and a little okra and a few bunches of radishes for sale.
They also brought a collection of plants to sell.

These giant pine cones were being sold for 50 cents.
Whatever remains will be for sale at their yard sale next weekend.
I'll be posting about that event,
as it is part of a local 39-mile long yard sale along Scenic Highway 17 .

There was a small display of the Florida Flywheeler's.
Love those shiny tractors!

A little farmer's dream.

There were even John Deere toys and collectibles for sale.

will host their next event at their park in a few weeks.  
We never miss it.

Pioneer Days is all about learning how things used to be done.

Craftsmanship from days of old are featured.

Anyone ready for s'mores?

Many handmade items were also for sale.

Big K and Lil' Guy met up with me to check it all out.
We took a tractor ride through the historic district.

Most of the homes were built in the early 1900's.

This bungalow is so inviting.

The charm just goes on and on...

This historic hotel is currently being renovated.

Chocolate or vanilla?

It was a wonderful day spent with family and friends.
We love learning about the history of our country,
one little town at a time.
We appreciate those who take the time
to plan, create and foster our learning opportunities.


  1. Looks like a fun day.
    Can you imagine being talented enough to make those wooden boxes. They're beautiful!

  2. That sounds so fun! I love all the shiny tractors :)

  3. This looks like a really fun day. The old homes and hotel look charming.

    1. I can't imagine how fun it would be to actually live in one!

  4. How fun! The historic district sure is beautiful. I'm so glad that awesome hotel is being renovated!

    1. Yeah, I'm glad they are saving a piece of history.

  5. Love the boxes - I've always wanted to make one. And the tractors.....oh how my husband longs for enough land to buy a real tractor for. :) Looks like a wonderful time.

    1. I think you should both get your wishes...;0)

  6. This looks so fun! My son would be in tractor heaven!

    1. I'll bet you have something like it near you! We love tractors around here too.


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