Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Feast of the Hunter's Moon!

We went to the Feast of the Hunter's Moon on Saturday and Sunday. It was awesome! If Fort Ouiatenon in West Lafayette, Indiana is a reasonable driving distance for you, then you really must plan to go next year.


We got to see craftspeople at work, like this cooper.

Feast of the Hunter's Moon: a cooper at work


We watched Native American dance.
Feast of the Hunter's Moon: Native American dance


We saw artisans' wares, like this beautifully dyed yarn.

Feast of the Hunter's Moon: a spinner's wares


We watched a musket competition.

Feast of the Hunter's Moon: a musket competition


We watched various fife and drum corps give demonstrations.

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: fife and drum demonstration


We got to learn some forgotten skills, like cross-cut sawing.

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: learning to use a cross-cut saw


We watched a cannon demonstration. (The picture is fuzzy due to the shock wave from the cannon firing!)

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: cannon demonstration


We got to watch the massed fife and drum corps perform.

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: massed fife and drum performance

We watched some country dancing.
Feast of the Hunters' Moon: a country dance


We watched the British battle the French!

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: a battle

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: a battle


We ate LOTS of delicious food, all cooked over wood fires like these. (Samuel's favorites were the forfar bridies and apple dumplings.)
Feast of the Hunters' Moon: food cooked over wood fires


We saw all the campsites where people were living just like they did in the 1700's.

Feast of the Hunters' Moon: campsite


And we got in the spirit ourselves!
Feast of the Hunters' Moon: all dressed up


Next Feast is October 10-11, 2009 - hope to see you there!

4 comments:

Kate said...

I see the world through an NFP lens, apparently. You typed Ft. Ouiatenon, but I saw "Ovulation". Just what kind of events are you taking your son to, may I ask???? LOL!

Jennifer said...

Wow - it looks so fun! We really wanted to go this year but my sisters shower took over. :) I am trying to find another similar even to go to. The kids would love it! I love that photo of Samuel.

Tracy said...

Kate, that is hilarious! They should rename CCL Central "Fort Ovulation"! LOL

Jennifer, you'll just have to come next year!

Anne (aussieannie) said...

How exciting! As an Aussie I am facinated!