Sauer-Beckmann Living Farm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When visitors can smell lunch being cooked on a wood-burning stove, they are close to the Sauer-Beckmann Living Farm! Here, costumed interpreters carry out the day-to-day activities of a turn-of-the-century Texas-German farm family. Some chores are seasonal, such as canning and butchering. Farm animals, however, must be cared for on a daily basis, including activities like feeding, milking, gathering eggs and slopping the hogs. Also, the house is cleaned, meals are cooked, butter is churned and cheese is made. Groups may see the "family" scrubbing the floors with homemade lye soap, or plowing the garden with a team of horses.

Contact Info:
Address:  Address: Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671. Stonewall County. Tel: 830-644-8671. Web: www.tpwd.gov/state-parks. Hrs: 8AM-5PM daily.

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT GROUPS IN: Social Studies.  
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue