Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm
Celebrate Easter like a traditional 1915 German farm family. Help dye Easter eggs with natural dyes and make your own grass Easter nest. Enjoy seeing the traditional Easter lamb cake and the making of friendship cards to give to a neighbor or friend. Bring the whole family and enjoy this wonderful tradition here at the park. At the State Park Gift Shop, the author of “The Evolution of Calpunia Tate” and “Return to the Willows”, Jacqueline Kelly and Illustrator Clint Young will be on hand signing books from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.
Mar 30, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site|
|Contact Name||Iris Neffendorf|
|Contact Phone||(830) 644-2252|
The staff and volunteers at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park invite visitors to step back to another era and celebrate Easter as a traditional German family would have in 1915. Experience the preparations from dyeing eggs produced by the hens in the barnyard, baking the traditional lamb cake, to making and sending friendship cards to those dear to your heart.
Easter at the Farm is special for all visitors, whether you are two or ninety-two. Enjoy the beginning of spring. The garden is beginning to come to life with the green leaves of the newly planted vegetables clearly visible row by row. Feel the rich warm earth between your fingers. Above the garden in one of the many Live Oak Trees you hear the sound of the Robins and the red birds. Out in the meadows children gather grass and native wildflowers to be used for making Easter nests. Each person in the household needed a nest in which to place the many colored eggs carefully gathered on Easter morning. In the kitchen Mama used beet juice, boiled onion skins and fresh spinach, boiled pecan peelings, grape juice and also bluing as ingredients to make the dyes to color the eggs. The smells of a special cake baked in the shape of a spring lamb drifts from the small wood burning stove. When the cake cools, a special icing is spread on the cake and topped with coconut to represent the wool and raisins make eyes. Bring the whole family to enjoy these sights and sounds of a wonderful Easter here at the park.