This morning we got up and headed out to Fort Roberdeau. Never hear of it? Its ok! Its a great gem of a place, and while it is in a big town (Altoona) it is off the beaten path. Jay and I go out usually in October for their Market Faire event, but sadly that got canceled this year. We decided that we would attend the Rev War Days in its place.
We set up in our same little area as always, and were near our good friends of Frontier Living History. Tad ran the Children's Games and Melanie did her Flax to Linen demonstration. We had steady visitation all day! Up to on the top of the hill was the British camp and next to the fort was the American Camp. I got some nice pictures but truth be told, Jay got some better ones. UPDATE: I got the computer, my phone and the website to cooperate and the photos are below! HUGE thank you to Jay for offering the helping tip to make it all work!
So I spent the day talking it up with visitors and weaving tape. I had a great day, even when the wind picked up while I was warping up my tape loom (literally the only time it got gusty all day!) Jay was busy making spoons. He made a Black Walnut spoon, and a maple spoon and as soon as they were done they were in the hands of visitors. Both will be staying in PA - wishing the owners happiness and joy!
We also had a visit from Lynn of the Conrad Weiser Homestead, he came to pick up 2 more spoons - Jay sent him back with a Sweet Gum (look out Cherry you have competition!) and another Red Oak stirring spoon.
Anyways, I guess this bog post is the longest possible way of saying if you are sad that you didn't see this event, or have nothing to do tomorrow you are cordially invited to come out and play with us! We will be at the event from 10 to 5! Directions can be found anywhere but from me.
Have a Great Evening!
Leigh Ann and Jay