The 3rd graders from Northwest Christian Schools will be hosted for Pioneer Day at the Riddle Ranch on Friday, November 7th.

Plenty of activities are planned as they “turn back time” for the day, including Dutch oven cooking with special guest Laura Krauss. A Native American storyteller will be telling stories in a huge tipi (also known as tepee or teepee) that will be set-up for the event, and the students will get to use a branding iron to press a custom NWC brand into a log slab.

There will be a spinning wheel demonstration by NWC parent, Elizabeth Culver; the students will have the opportunity to make and taste homemade ice cream and butter; and we may have a special guest to demonstrate roping techniques.

Mike Curry from the Wildlife Council will be on hand; there will be old fashioned games; and the Smith Family will bring their cider press so the students will get a cup of cider or two.

Northwest Christian parent, Tamara White, will be cooking up “stone stew.” Last but not least, there will be a scavenger hunt for all the students.