Friday, October 8, 2010

Manskers Station Fall Encampment and Battle 2010

Saturday, October 9th, a lovely warm fall day we ventured forth to Goodlettsville to Manskers Station for their annual fall encampment and battle.  Early morning saw the preparation of lunch over a campfire. 

Potatoes, Onions, Carrots and Cabbage.  Add ham and a tasty meal is enjoyed by all.

 Mrs. Biggs - basket maker extraordinaire.

A pot of dye from walnut shells warming in the sun turns a pale basket into work of art.  According to Mrs. Biggs, basket making was often work for children and the elderly.  Work that could be done indoors in the winter and out of doors in fair weather.  Mrs. Biggs has taught her daughters well.

In addition to preparing food for lunch, basketing making there was also music.

While Mr. Moore teaches Miss Wyatt the art of bookbinding.

Around the fort.

Cutting tobacco.  Tobacco was a major cash crop for many colonial settlers in Tenneessee.

Finally it's time for the battle.

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