Saturday there was so much going on around here! There was the Flowertown Festival, they expected 250,000 people to be visiting our town! There was the Cooper River Bridge Run, which sounded fun. And there was the Living History Days at Middleton Place Plantation. Since I am still having some trouble walking well, off to History Days it was!
The announcement said:
Celebrate the 232nd anniversary of General Nathanael Greene's encampment of the Southern Army at Middleton Place during the Revolutionary War. As George Washington's second in command, Greene's mission was to keep the British suppressed in Charles Towne, and the Southern Army had several clashes with British and Loyalist forces throughout the Low Country in the fall of 1782. Join us today as we celebrate the men and women who enabled the Southern Army to complete this mission and who helped shape the United States of America.
We learned the there were more battles fought in South Carolina than anywhere else in the colonies. Wow.
One of the nice things at Middleton is that they have wheel chairs available on a first come first serve basis. And they are free to use, just bring it back when finished with it. The boys had SO much fun pushing Mommy around.
The swans were out !
The Dragoon encampment.
There was surgeon there, Lon did not want to stick around and chat too much with him. The leeches sealed that deal! The tooth extractor was amazing technology. Not something I would ever want used on me!
Gunpowder and Sarah. Gunpowder was not a happy horse. The other two horses on the line went for a ride, and Gunpowder had to stay. She was pawing the ground and putting up a big fuss. She only got happy again when her friends came back. We were smart enough not to go near her when she was unhappy.
The potter remembered Lon! Lon was very pleased
Mr. Ron the blacksmith was out. Darn it.
They also had a lady showing us natural medicines that would have been used by the camp followers, not the surgeons. Most of the time, the ladies did a better job healing injuries than the surgeons.
We also talked to a lady making bobbin lace and a knitter. It was very interesting and fun
There is a shearing event on May 3. I am pretty sure we will be back for that!
We did not go to see Jethro the goat this time, the path was a little too much for the wheel chair. Next time.
It was a very fun and interesting day. We all learned things!