Close to us we have a wonderful rural open air museum with some old North German farmhouses dating from the 17th to the 19th century. A society collected these houses from this area and built them up again in the museum. You can see cottages, ancient mills, huge barns, a smithery (most of the houses have roofs made out of reet), and an old baking oven where they still bake bread several times a year.
They have the usual farm animals there, too, like sheep, pigs, goats, horses, geese, ducks, a turkey, a cat and a dog, which I will show in a following post.
Not long ago they opened a beautiful nostalgic general store with many old tins, weighing scales, toys, books and everything a country woman needed. Several days in a week they are baking delicious cakes there. You can sit outside and watch the little geese catching flies. They have a lovely restaurant, too, and if you want you can get married there. When I was there I took a lot of photos from some ancient rural tools and things that belonged to daily farm life, which I will post later. It’s a wonderful, calm place where you can feel like 200 years ago. I will return soon.