Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stone's Trace

Stone's Trace is an annual pioneer festival (I think I was born an 150 years too late =) ).  The past couple years I've gone with my Grandma and we've dressed up for the day.


Me (both of our outfits are handmade)

Soldiers from the mid-1800's

Grandma quilting while at our booth

This was a steam cooker used for canning

Laundry Room

1930's Kitchen

Cameras have come a loooong way 

The people who were selling things slept in teepees.  The park doesn't allow 'modern' things like RVs on the grounds for people to sleep in.  It was funny seeing inside some of the teepees because people had beds complete with a headboard and mattress.

Guy flint knapping.  This is where we found my brother most of the day =)

Fixing Lunch

If only I had one of these....

Throwing knives and axes

The women's skillet throwing contest.  There were four men lined up across from the woman/girl throwing the frying pan and the women would try and hit the men.  It was one of the funniest things to watch.

Lots of good food

Making apple butter


Honey Sticks

There was also a group of cloggers (sounded more like tap-dancing) that performed.

Just ignore the people walking in front of the camera ; )

Basket weaving

I love the pioneer (mid-1800's) era.  The way they did things, the way they dressed, pretty much everything about it I love (though I do like my inside bathroom and running water =) ).


  1. What an awesome post Ester! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I love your dresses, they are so pretty.
    All the photos where great!
    Many blessings,

  2. Wow! That would be so cool to go to something like that. I think I was born in the wrong time period too!


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