(Grand Rivers KY to Dover TN)
Another attraction at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area was a recreated homestead they called The Homeplace. Period buildings were moved from around the area to form a typical subsistence farm from the 1850s period.
Volunteers, dressed for the times, demonstrate throughout the year with chores typical for the seasons. When I was there, at the end of September, there was a spinner, a weaver, and a farmhand repairing equipment.
Farm animals were also there, with some in pens, and others just roaming around. While there, I saw mules, oxen, hogs, sheep, and chickens.
Various sheds and out buildings were scattered around the property like a smoke house, tool shed, barn, corn crib, etc. There were also fruit trees and several gardens with heirloom crops.
A dry creek ran across the property, which I was told runs in the springtime. And, there was a well for other times. It was an interesting place, and different activities throughout the year would provide a new experience on each visit.
Camps: Piney CG drycamp
Scene: Farm, buildings, animals
Note: This visit occurred in September.