Our 6th annual Frank Harlow Day was a great success! We had more visitors to the camp, collected more money for our event, and had way more fun!
I brought Abigail, my Canadian Production Wheel, along for some spinning demonstrations. She cooperated for most of the event but by Saturday afternoon she was tired and cranky and didn’t want to spin anymore. I was feeling that way myself, so I understood the feeling.
When I wasn’t spinning I was sitting around, answering questions about camp life during the Civil War.
I was also taking some photos of things like canteens.
And our bed with a basket of wool on it.
My favorite part of any reenactment is the end of the day. It’s a wonderful time to relax with some cheese and crackers and a cocktail. You can see that Captain Martini, errr Dale, agrees.
It’s also time to eat whatever delicious dinner we’ve pulled together. This year we had a chicken (which I have to confess I cooked at home. Yes, that’s cheating, but no one wants a period-correct case of dysentery), potato salad and fresh green beans. There was a strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert but unfortunately there aren’t any photos of that. Too bad, because it was a beauty.
All in all it was a great day. Dale told me that next year I’m not allowed to complain about all the work we have to do in the days leading up to the event because I always have so much fun once the day arrives. He’s got a point.
But I still reserve the right to complain.