I really enjoy my weekends at Wilderness Road State Park. This past weekend was our fall encampment. On Friday we had school tours. It is enjoyable teaching children about history. For my part I tell them about how clothing is made. I take them from shearing the sheep to making my husband a wool shirt. All in about fifteen minutes. I really have a lot of ground to cover!
Some of the other things they learn about is tanning hides, how the cannon works, cooking, and candle making.
When I come home there is always laundry to do and lots of it. Even if we didn't wear some of our clothes they always smell of wood smoke. This is what our deck looked like on Monday.
This is only a small part of what I washed. What you aren't seeing are the sheets, blankets, cloaks, frock coat, my son's clothes, dish cloths and several more stockings. It was pretty chilly the nights we were there. We took about three wool blankets each!
I haven't woven this week. I can't believe I am saying that with a show coming up in two weeks! Part of Monday was spent winding a dish towel warp. Yesterday I spent the day caring for a sick grand child. On the way home today I stopped at R&M Yarns. This is one of my favorite yarn shops. When I got home I took our son for his flu shot. Before I knew it it was time to cook dinner!
Tomorrow I will be spending the whole day with a dear friend who is visiting here from Missouri. We only get to see each other once or twice a year. Always in October. Tomorrow is going to be fun!
Friday will find me back in the studio, I hope!