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Saturday, October 2, 2010
A Trip back in time
Kristen in pioneer finery
The girls walking through the quarry
An old log cabin
Root cellar or sod house
watching a gentlemen make wooden kitchen tools. HeHe spent a lot of time explaining nad showing how he carved, whittled the tools
The girls looking out the window of the covered bridge
Kristen learning to weave
cooking over an open fire
dutch oven with the hot ashes below and on the lid.
One of the demonstrators, showing Kristen all of the layers that were worn.
Kristen in front of the waterfall
We live close to a place called Heritage Canyon. It is an old quarry where they used to dynomite for limestone or something similiar. Several years ago a couple bought the abandon quarry and started turning it into an old time village. Every year they have a fall festival where the cabins, school, church, and different stores are open with American Crafters in several of the buildings. They are dressed in the period clothing and crafts. Always a fun day walking through the canyon, with the smell of smoke in the air. Kristen really got interested in the old crafts and way of life this year. So much so, that she wants to join the American Crafters associate and begin participating.