Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: Military Indoctrination

The woman below did a great job getting little kids in uniform and marching them up and down.

It was really cute watching the kids.  And, she did a nice job blending being stern...with being a mother.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: A Cook

If memory serves me correctly, the young lady below was a cook.

She was showing how to make hard-tack.   Think of it as an unleavened very hard biscuit that would keep for something like 200 years.  It didn't taste great.  But, it sustained the Voyageur on his journey.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: General Store

I sort of felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie.

Quidditch, anyone?    And yes, I had to look it up to spell it correctly.   Assuming there is a correct spelling, of course!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: Games

It seems checkers was a common game in the mid 1880's.   I've seen this before with other forts and re-enactments. 

I used to be really good at checkers.  Now, my 8 yr old grandson clobbers me!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: The Manager of the Fur Trading Station

I really like this photo.   It was taken in very low light.   But, the colors and shading is pretty good.

This gentleman was the manager of the fur trading station.   After I got this photo, he showed us around.

It was a vicious business.  I've never been a fan of trapping animals.   But, it was a hard life back then and the fur trade provided a business that kept the fort going.

The firs on exhibit are at least 25 years old.   They have been well persevered and are taken in during the winter months.

My sincere thanks!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dying the Yarn

If you ever wondered how the early settlers dyed the yard they had, the question was nicely answered in a small display.  

The various colors were vibrant.   I was impressed with the ingenuity and creativity of the early settlers. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Neighbors Came to Visit

The re-enactors all know one another and help support one another's roles.   As I was touring a 1750's house, all kinds of neighbors showed up to greet me.  

They were all most delightful and charming.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Making a Home at the Lower Fort Garry

As I walked around the Lower Fort Garry, it was impressed with the re-enactors.   The young lady below did a nice job on the violin, even with a 21st century Band-Aid on her finger. 

 Besides that, she kept to her role and she did a great job on the violin!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Be thankful for those who love you and for those you love.
Be thankful for what you have.  Many have much less.

And, be safe out there!