Sugar on Snow

March 3, 2010|10:37 pm

Dané,  Jeffrey and I spent last weekend in Beaver Bay MN. About 50 miles north of Duluth. Tiny little town that knows how to have fun! We participated in an historical reenactment that represents the 1770’s in early America. The children were reenactors.. I just fed the hungry volunteers! With the help of two other ladies and a bunch of helpful teens we cooked from scratch and heated meals brought in by helpful town people. Below you’ll find many pictures. Sorry they aren’t composed a bit better but I flew around on Saturday afternoon and took them when I realized I had nearly missed having any of the weekend.

Jeffrey works on a wood project

Jeffrey works on a wood project

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Dané and Suzette discuss spinning.

discussing the flax wheel with participants

discussing the flax wheel with participants

demonstrating the break

demonstrating the break

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Charlie, our miller

Charlie, our miller

He had children help use the grinding stone to make cornmeal, which was made into cornbread for one of our evening meals. We slathered this with home churned butter that Laurie made in her colonial kitchen with the help of many children. They loved making it as much as we loved eating it.

Laurie working the churn.

Laurie working the churn.

Paul the Town Crier

Paul the Town Crier

Herb and Susan Lattin

Herb and Susan Lattin

And last, but certainly not least, are the instigators of the fun. They organize, host and all the other back breaking work that goes into an event like this.

Thanks Lattin Family– all of you!