Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Visit to Old Sturbridge Village

Red Coats and Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

The British are coming....... This land is our land............

As most of you may know, I took a trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts this weekend for the Redcoats and Rebels Reenactment. This is an event my family never misses. It was absolutely wonderful. I felt like I stepped back into the 1700's. Walking through the village there were several camps set up in different areas. The British soldiers took over the common. The people were so knowledgeable and happy to share that knowledge with you. Each time we go I learn something new. It is a true living history class, one I believe children and adults alike will appreciate.

The view as you enter the gate....... How awesome is this?

The Fife and Drum Corp were playing, there were battles in the fields near Freeman Farm, children learned to fish in the pond, the sawmill was operating, women cooking in open fire pits, it was just wonderful.

It brought joy to my heart to see whole families taking part in the reenactment. I saw children as young as a year and a half all the way to older folk helping out in the camps. It is the hope that these children will follow in their parents foot steps and continue with this tradition as they grow older. The thought of us losing or forgetting our past and what the early settlers went through to make this country ours breaks my heart. I am not sure who said it by "We can not know who we truly are until we know where we have been." With all of the technology today you can look up our history but will you remember it as well as you would by walking in the shoes of those who lived it? I don't think so. As for me, seeing how hard life was back then makes me appreciate what we have now. As I have always believed I must have an old soul, one that would have lived back then because my love for our country, this way of life and it's history is so great, I feel that it has truly become a part of me, one I never wish to lose.

So I hope you enjoy my pictures of this fabulous day and I hope that next year you stop by the Village to partake in this wonderful living museum and all it has to offer both mind and soul.

My very dear friend Lou. Even though she plays the part of a British soldier's wife, I still love her, LOL. You are the best.

Thank you my friends for stopping by and allowing me to share these wonderful memories with you. I hope you get to visit this wonderful living historical museum someday, you will not be disappointed.

From my primitive heart to yours,

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Wares

Pine Patch Primitives

Just a note to let you know that I have just added some wonderful new primitive handmade wares to my website. Some of them are one of a kinds, so once they are gone, they are gone. Also, details on a wonderful new tradition starting, 'Sisterhood'. Have yourself a wonderful afternoon and I hope you take a moment to stop by.

Monday, August 1, 2011

And the Winner Is.................

I would like to take this time to thank all of my followers, new and old. As promised today is the day to pick the winner of my free 'Root Cellar' candle. And the winner is Maria C.

Congratulations Maria!

We are heading to the Olde Sturbridge Village Red Coats and Rebels Re-enactment this Saturday, August 6th. I will take lots of pictures to share with you. If you are in the area, (Sturbridge, Massachusetts), this is well worth the trip. I can not even begin to describe the whole experience. It is something you must see. So look for my next post later this weekend.

Again, thank you to all.