Summer began with an event near the end of June. My group, the 4th Connecticut, had the pleasure of attending a large event in Clarks, NJ — the Battle of Short Hills. It was an excellent event, though a tad warm and with some heavy rain Friday night. One nice aspect of the event was that the Continental camp was far away from the British (as in, we couldn’t even see each other). Oh and there were ponies.
The best part of the event was that several women, whom I had never met, joined forces to present an awesome petty sutler impression and serve the men and other interpreters fresh produce, tobacco, meat pies, cheese, soap, bread, and switchel just to name a few.
Considering that we coordinated all our efforts over social media, we had an excellent spread and kicked interpretation butt!
Here are some photos:
Your petty sutlers
Meat pies and pickled cucumbers
The 4th Connecticut!
Elizabeth Hepworth said:
Great pictures Catherine. They capture good memories of your group. Love seeing what you love to do 🙂
Leiflynn Jeffery, Melfort, Saskatchewan said:
I just found your blog and really enjoyed it. You expressed the life of a teacher perfectly and the small window of opportunity to sew for your hobby. I say keep up the good work and stay warm. Just to add, we don’t have anything like this in Saskatchewan and I envy your events and live them through bloggers like you. So thank you and continue sharing your experiences.
Thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I try to post about all my events so people can be inspired and maybe start their own events. Anything is possible and what’s the worst that could happen? Keep checking back for more photos and news.