21 November 2006

Early Settlers I

Greetings ye merry, thankful folk! Our poorish, pilgrim brood boards the vessel, Dodge Caravan, on the morn to sail to the New World. Until our mast approaches thy fayre shores once more, we bid thee a joyous and blessed weekende.
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We're studying the Early Settlers as part of our Responsibility Unit. Chris has done a bang-up job planning our co-op days. At this particular get together, we pondered the question, "What would happen to the settlement if only a few members worked and the rest lazed around?" *This actually happened at the Jamestown Settlement and in New Netherlands (now New York)*

Ye Olde Layzye Settlers

"Wonder what's on TV tonight. yawn."

Two overworked and lonely settlers struggle to build a shelter
The entire settlement pitches in to help sow the crops
Things go a lot faster when we all take responsibility!
Corn seed, with a fish for fertilizer, in a mound of earth. Gee, the ground looks as though they've had a dry year. ;)
Hunting to feed the settlement
Mouse (species: Mickey and Minnie), bear, hippo... uh.. wild pig, and rabbit.
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After our "social experiment" in responsibility, Chris had the settlers trade beads with the friendly natives for corn.
Trading for wampum

A delightfully tow-headed native
Sits-in-Velvet offers Fruit Loop necklaces in trade

Pocahontas make heap big haul!

4 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

Where's the pumpkin pie?

12:04 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Heather,
Um, I think someone came and swiped it all.

Where were YOU, ma'am, on the evening of November the Twenty Third 2006, might I ask? Can you account for your wearabouts? Can you produce any witnesses to vouch for your movements between the hours of 2:00 and 9:00PM?

(And I sure as heck wasn't watching the pumpkin pie. Why would I be watching that slimy, cold, spiced-glob-in-a-dried-out-crust?! I was too busy stuffing my face with the pecan pie. Mmmmmm!)

12:33 PM  
Blogger San said...

I sooo want to attend your school!

11:29 PM  
Blogger rhon said...

If it was a pumpkin pie it was me.

4:39 PM  

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