My husband and I went to the Whiskey Flats Festival. It was a wonderful day. There was so much to do and see. This is only a small part. They had a encampment of the old west. Everyone was dressed and living as if they were in that time period.
These are single piston engines, the one on the left was driving a saw mill blade. Only a few mills used these machines. Most used water or mules.
This was the center of the encampment The benches surrounded a open fire
This gentlemen was nice enough to let us take pictures of his tent.
His wife was just taking out a cobbler that she cooked in her wood burning stove. I was really impressed.
This is the loaf of chocolate chip bread she made earlier
The Chili simmering on the stove smelled great. The next four picture are more of the inside of the tent.
I enjoyed talking to this couple. They have been doing this for quite a while. They really enjoy it .
Like any old west encampment, they had their Saloons. A lot of them were not like what you see in the movies. They were very roughly built.
She makes her own Apple Pie Liquor. She has won awards for it. She offered us a taste. We weren't sure at first about that.
It turned out to taste pretty good. There was no burn at all. She was nice enough too give me the recipe. Maybe I will make it some time.
They had their own little merchant's store.
This was the camp cook. Notice the chuck wagon. It was loaded with food from that time period.
This was either a gypsy wagon or Snake oil sales men wagon. I not sure which it was.
Even the wagons had wood burning stoves. I wounder how many wagons caught fire.
This is the other side of the wagon.
Our next stop was the Indian encampment. On the right side of the picture is a traditional burial site.
She wasn't to sure about me taking her picture.
The Chiefs daughter was showing us how they made their breads.
These are the stones they cooked on. Makes you appreciate your modern stove.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of the encampment. Whiskey Flats was a lot of fun. I will post on the museums and craft fairs in a future post.