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Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm
    ~ a working Pioneer Farm near Austin, Tx
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         on Walnut Creek An 1800s Working Farm Community
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Jacob's Review:
   There is a guy there and he melts metal and makes it 'glow in the dark' hot! He can make little games, swords and horse shoes. They nail the shoes on the horses' feet, but it doesn't hurt the horse because the bottom of their foot is like a big toenail.
   They have this cabin area and a building where you can look and a steam room (smoker) where they cook stuff. And you can feed the chickens!


Dad's Notes:
   This awesome taste of history has people dressed in costumes of the era working and living as they did in the 1800's. In the five themed areas, you will get to see what it was like when they settled here with 8 children and 9 slaves - still raising cotton, wheat, corn, animals, (and children). Planting crops, raising animals, cooking food (come try some!), doing the daily activities the same as they were done in the 1800's.

   You are invited to stay a spell and lend a hand with the planting, the quilting, grind corn in the old corn cobber and use the meal to slop the hogs or feed the chickens. Cow milking goes on daily at ten o'clock, and other daily chores (that you can help with) include soap making, fence mendin', fetchin' water (1800's era pump and well), laundry washboard style, all to the ever present clanging of the blacksmith's hammer as smells of warm corn bread fill the air.

   Come and observe or get involved, this is a real hands on place! Historically and educationally the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm scores big points! All the authentic buildings from the era, the coverage of history is great. Ask about the German influence in the region or ask about the freed slaves story quilt in the tenant farm! Ask questions here and you'll receive an oral history lesson more entertaining than school ever was! They host school field trips and scout trips too.


Address:
Pioneer Farm
10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin TX 78754

Admission (subject to change - last we checked it was):
$8 for adults
$6 for children

Phone Numbers:
512.837.1215

Hours(subject to change - last we checked hours were):
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10-5

www.pioneerfarm.org

Drive Directions:   From Killeen: ake 35 south to Braker Lane, turn left (east). Go 1 mile to Desau, turn left. Go 1/2 mile to Sprinkle Cutoff Rd. Turn right and go 1/4 a mile to the Farm.


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