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,