One of my other hobbies is reenacting the War of 1812. This largely forgotten war, expect for those who live in Canada, and the parts of the US that were touched by the conflict that ran from 1812 to early 1815. For the most part people see the battle demonstrations, the flurry of men and women dressed in red, green, and blue. The belching smoke and flame from massed musket and rifle fire, the din of the cannons. So for Week 33 I’ll give you a peek at what happens behind the scenes when we aren’t out on the field, there’s a good chance there will be a lot of cooking and cleaning going on, but also a great deal of socializing. The men, women, and children who make up the dedicated volunteers who drive the hobby are some of the nicest and friendliest that I’ve met, even when I wasn’t marching in line, I was welcomed, and now that I to put on the wool, even more so. I’m proud to represent the men who wore the uniform before me.

Want to know more about the war of 1812? I’ve been running another project dedicated to just that! Check it out on my Blog!

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
Candice works on cross stitching a pendant for ‘company street’ so that we can identify which tents are ours.

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
Black powder is a dirty business, and many regiments have a lot of brass, cleaning is very very common. It’s also a safety issue with the muskets.

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
Brenna is one of the 60th (my unit)’s camp followers. She makes really good bread, also is a talented seamstress!

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
Gareth is the Sargent Commanding the 60th, a stickler for drill and historic accuracy, but when he’s not with us, we do miss him!

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
Our newest camp follower! She’s working on baking some banic over the fire.

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
Jenn is another one of our wonderful camp followers!

400TX:365 - Week 33 - Reenactor Life
And I cannot forget Maggie, one of the many children that are a part of the hobby, her parents are with the 8th (King’s) Regiment, but she’s pretty friendly with us in the 60th!

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