The week was great – we arrived on Wednesday afternoon, set up and went visiting. School tours started bright and early on Thursday. The breakfast bell from the food booth down the “road” awakened us; it rang every morning at seven.
We had school tours until mid afternoon, then the rest of the day was visiting and “playing.” I didn’t go very far from my front porch because of my knee, but I did have people come visit me, thankfully.
Saturday and Sunday were open to the public; there were a lot of people who walked through, watching demonstrations and talking to all of us. They also did a lot of shopping, as there were vendors around. They sell things like candy, beads, leather, clothing, canes, folding tables and chairs, etc.
So, now for some pictures of where we were and who we saw. I didn’t get everyone – didn’t get Kelly or Marie or Wally or Katie. But most people that came by.
It was a beautiful week. The weather was wonderful; not too hot, not too cold. We had rain the last night but it stopped by morning so we had dry canvas to tear down. You have a beautiful day.
Our ice box
Keeps the food really cold
We eat well! This night was fried potatoes and onions and steak
Time for a haircut
The comb is one made from real horn
This is Leon StandsAlone - who claims Peanut is "soup on a rope"
Our neighbors across the road - he is a cooper (makes buckets)
Dear friends Patience and Harley - they are in the New Ulm Battery and fire the cannon
One of the "Indians" that roam the site
David (Bayum) - he was at the State Fair with me
Roy is always talking
Harley is enjoying a relaxing pipe
Patience is now "Icky Ethel"
Ole's heading home after breakfast at Doyle's food tent
Setting up the braiser for supper
Patience and Roy enjoying some shade
Peanut spent a lot of time in bed (and had breakfast in bed, as well)
A view down the road