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Plaiting, threshing, and mishoons

Posted by Kimberly Sherman  October 7, 2008 09:39 AM

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Yeah, that's what I said. Harvesting for me means pulling up my beets and carrots, cleaning up my compost, and tying up my dried cornstalks to the lamp posts. Apparently, harvesting in 1627 meant something a bit different. Come celebrate the 4th Annual Harvest Festival this weekend at Plimoth Plantation. This old village has hands-on experiences for the whole family. Knead the dough and bake the bread, plait the corn [bunch it up], thresh the peas [beat the husks], and enjoy corn husk doll-making or mishoon burning with the experts. All activities are a part of the Native Wampanoag and English colonists' day to day harvest season chores and fun.

A full schedule is planned for October 11-13 and please check the hour and tickets page to see all plans available for a visit to Plimoth Plantation.

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