Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We Had Front Row Seats

This past weekend wrapped up the Civil War reenacting season for us. The weather was fantastic.

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The Hartford event was the largest and most well attended event we have participated in.

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Our “Suds Row” display was on the very edge of the battlefield.

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It seemed like a great location. I had plenty of room to demonstrate and I could even sit right inside my tent and take pictures of all the action.

Then they started firing the artillery.

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Several of us, even old Abe himself, were then found cowering behind some tents, covering our ears.

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I’m not sure what period-appropriate earplugs look like exactly but I’m adding them to my list of necessary items for next year.

8 comments:

MilkMaid09 said...

I think they called them "cotton balls" LOL. Or maybe some tuffs of wool?

Courtney said...

The wool earplugs could become a new hit---straight from the Fiber Farm! I love these pictures!

Nancy K. said...

I can see where the men would really enjoy participating in the reenactment (they get to play with guns!) but do you really have to wash laundry??? Spinning would be one thing but washing laundry all day does not sound all that appealing to me! ;-)

I love your outfit! Did you make the dress and apron? I've always thought it would be fun to dress up like that for spinning demonstrations.

Christine said...

I don't really wash the whole time. I show the kids how it is done and they wash the same shirt over and over and over.

I started the dress but realized I was in over my head and had someone else finish it. I have big plans to make another one this winter but I'm not sure it will happen. lol

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great pictures as always. Love the gunpowder pic. It's really neat you do this.

Benita said...

You did have a lovely weekend for this. It looks like fun!

Karen Anne said...

I was at a colonial thing today and they had itty bitty Rhode island Reds there. Awesome cuteness.

I forget how old they were, not chicks but not full grown. I displayed my ignorance by looking at their silhouettes and asking, are those guineas?

Karen Anne said...

p.s. Particularly appalling since I live in RI.