Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Day at the Faire

Over the weekend, I took Eli to the annual Fort Loudon Trade Fair/18th century reenactment. It was sooo much fun, but manna, was it hot out. It felt to be about 110 in the sun. That didn't stop us from having a good time though. While we were sitting in the shade, Eli looked up...




...and saw a donkey and pig rider coming our way. Look closely at these costumes, ladies and gentlemen...very clever...




He was immediately taken with Harry Donkey :)





After we had a bowl of red beans and rice, served hot out of an iron kettle, the battle reenactment got underway. They relived a typical skirmish between the English and French, with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure.



I would have to say that this guy was my favorite from the day though...A big man and his little pipe...He was with the group representing the Cherokee Indians that were/still are in the area.





His buddy had the right idea to sit in the shade and do some sewing. He was practicing one of their Native American artforms, called quilling (I believe), where the quills of a porcupine are taken off of the animal (in most cases already dead:) and sewn into rawhide. Very impressive and looks to be dangerous work :) *sigh* A man who sews...



1 Comments:

At 6:57 PM, Blogger knitwhit said...

Even with the heat, it looks like you guys had a great time! So much fun!

 

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