Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Don’t you just love wild weather?

We had this lovely, MILD weather for a few days – it got up to about 45º yesterday. When we went to bed last night, it was 32º, but we got up to –2º this morning! The wind switched to a WILD north wind and the chill factor is now about –25º!!! We are expecting snow at any minute, as well!

Okay, I promised you pictures!

Here are some pictures of the Living History Fair. It was a great event – we had quite a few people come, despite the fact it had switched from Watertown last year to Brookings this year.


Enjoy the pictures – we enjoyed the weekend. And despite the nasty weather, it will be a beautiful day – you have a beautiful day!



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Norm is preparing for the show - he is working on a butter knife, made of box elder.

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Here he is, set up for work - with some Civil War people in the background.

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Dave the potter, Old Abe and a Renaissance woman discuss the problems of the world.


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Abraham Lincoln, talking to the children about his childhood and his presidency.


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Peanut is hard at work (actually, she is hiding from noise - it was too noisy for her this time).



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And "Indian" and Trapper across the way. And the man is wearing (for some wierd reason) a red and white striped hankerchief on his head!! NOT correct!


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Ole Oleson, a Norwegian Immigrant talks about his trip, his family and his trunk.

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I was wrong!! They are NOT stamping pennies - they are making coins! This is a group of 820 AD Franks that were cutting coins out of aluminum and copper (I think) - the aluminum was to represent the silver coins they made. They have a dye that stamps.

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Hold the stamp and hit it with a hammer!

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The Franks, our neighbors. The noise of the pounding of the stamp was what bothered Peanut the most. The pounding reverberated through the floor and into my feet and hers, too, I am sure.

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The Gypsy was back! I met her last year and we had a great time talking this year. She and her cowboy husband have a chuck wagon.

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The chuck wagon!


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Gypsy brought a spinning wheel that she bought for $85 at a garage sale! I sat with her for a few minutes to show her the techniques of spinning; she is a natural! Norm and her husband talked about how to make the wheel work just a little bit better.

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Kelly is showing off her drop spindle skills. But, oh! my! she is not "legal!"

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Momma Marie shows off the proper head gear for their time period - a mob cap!


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Cowboy music was playing in one room.


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A face - stick it in my camera and you get shot!!


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Fur trader!!


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General Custer and Dave the Potter

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Ole, at his table, showing several things that you can purchase, including geneology information.


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The story of the OK Corral - Mrs. & Mrs Virgil Earp and Wyatt Earp.

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The shoot out! Someone is getting killed!

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A rare photo of Ole with his mouth shut!


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Abraham Lincoln, giving the Gettysburg Address.

4 comments:

Jan said...

Loved all your pictures. It all looks so interesting. Thanks, Connie.

Kati said...

OMG!! That all looks like so much fun!!! One of these days maybe I'll be able to get down your way when you're doing one of these shows. It looks like it'd be so much fun to browse around & see what everybody has to show & to sell. Thank you for sharing the great photos with us, Connie!

Sonia said...

What an interesting photos, Connie! Thanks for sharing!

happyowl said...

You and Norm sure know how to have a good time!!!! I would love to see you at a demonstration.... sigh, some day. Love the pictures(as always)

love you and Brightest blessings

Heb