|Esther Practicing her soldier moves at the Fort Field Trip!|
|Lining up for battle!|
|The period soldier - preparing his ranks for battle!|
|Graham learning how to bake tea biscuits for the fort!|
They made their way over to the Cook House where they got to bake tea biscuits which were a steady part of a soldiers diet at the fort. They cooked them right there and tasted the fruits of their labour. My son got to participate in that part of the demonstration. He was very thrilled about that!
The visited the soldiers barracks, getting a look into how soldiers lived life on a fort. They often brought their families with them. The kids were fascinated to learn how so many people fit into one room with bunk beds, a wood stove and tables. They were also astonished that food was often scarce as each child would have got the portion of a hamburger sized amount of food for an entire day!
We will go back this year as it is the two hundred anniversary of the war of 1812 and there will be numerous events to honour the memory of that war.
My son purchased a replica of a musket gun (with his own money), and explained it to everyone he comes across. But what I love about it, is that he is talking about the history of that war, not just the musket gun! :)
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