The Old Farmer's Daughter has little tidbits of useful knowledge from the old days worked into stories of life on the farm, Growing up on a family farm, farming and housekeeping in the 1950s, Barns farms and the farmhouse, try to post new story every Monday....
Monday, January 30, 2017
Does anyone play in the snow? Does anyone make snow forts?
Do you build a snowman
or make snow angels?
One of our favorite snow games was Fox and Goose.
One fox, as many geese as were players.
We would tramp a big circe in the snow
with a cross of paths through the middle, if big enough we might get a little crazy and concentric circles!
The middle was the safe place, the fox chased until he caught a goose.
Then that person had to be the fox!
Kept your blood circulating and warm.
There was a big hill between barns #2 and #3. One year the Old Farmer and his son decided to ice it
to see if we could sled farther and faster!
I was a bumpy ride but I do believe we doubled our distance.