Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pioneer Days

Today was one of those fall days that one remembers fondly when we’re in the middle of winter with snowstorm after snowstorm.  It has been a long time since we’ve had such a beautiful, crisp and clear sunny day.  The fall colors were in full display as we took a little drive to enjoy the day.  I had seen a notice for Pioneer Days at a historical village. 

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Now, this place is in the middle of a very rural area, and we were amazed as we drove up and saw how many cars and people were there.  They have over 150 volunteers for this annual event, which benefits the historical society that preserves this lovely farm. 

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There were lots of people in Civil War period costume demonstrating the various crafts and tasks from that era.

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They had a quilt set up for a quilting bee…
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A little spinning…
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A little weaving…
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Some beer making… (see the beautiful trees and lovely blue sky?)
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This little crib was in the kitchen of the historical house.
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These goats were awfully cute. The kids were having lots of fun!
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Cute lambs…
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They had lots of produce, pies, jams, pumpkins, and other assorted food as well as crafts for sale.  These had a tag that said these were snake cucumbers.  I’ve never heard of them!
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A little music…
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I bought some wool for my Halloween pumpkin quilt.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I wish my Canadian friends a blessed, Happy Thanksgiving.

3 comments:

  1. How fun - where is this? We used to go to Huckleberry Village a lot when my boys were small, we loved seeing everyone in costume and doing all sorts of crafts. I've never seen this one before! So glad you got out to enjoy this beautiful day.

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  2. Wicked wool? I love it!

    What a fabulous little festival on such a glorious weekend. It was beautiful here, wasn't it?

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  3. This was a nice post. I really enjoyed looking at your photos. My hubby was interested in your post too, especially the 'Mountain Man' leather shirt. Looks like you had a great day!

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