We played tourist again and went to Marthasville, Missouri for Deustch Country Days. It had been 25 years or more since we had been there.
It's about 50 acres of restored log buildings. Many people in period costume come to demonstrate days gone by.
This little gal was so funny doing her laundry. She told us the white machine in the back ground was only for rich folks, and she wasn't one of those. Outside the cabin other girls were heating wash water over a wood fire. It sure makes you appreciate today's washing machines.
These ladies were doing some dutch oven cooking. We should have eaten there, the brisket looked delicious.
Dean posed for a picture for me. He was running a small general store outside his cabin. Yes he did spend the night in there too. It was evident by his empty wine bottle! Right Mr. Liverwurst?
This is Bob Stormer, another member of the Missouri Blacksmith Association. You can see inside his cabin, which he said was a little cold the night before.
They make beautiful split oak baskets. I have quite a few of them. He likes to barter!!
I asked if I could take a picture of this bicycle basket.
This is the basket they were demonstrating. It was big. The handle was an antler.
We had a lot of friends demonstrating there including Jeff Goris, the tin man. I have a couple of his pieces, including an anvil cookie cutter and an anvil pin.
Have you ever seen anyone walking their pet turkeys? Guess there is a first time for everything.
We had a great conversation with Jill, the soap maker. (Since the blacksmith had just made about 200 bars of soap earlier in the week.) Jill tells us her parents started this event 34 years ago. They were somewhere around but we never ran into them.
This is the line shaft in the wood workers building. They were making corn cob pipes.
So if you every get a chance mid- October check out Deustch Country Days.