Sunday, February 15, 2009

From Farm to Battlefield

Last weekend we took the kids to Dudley Farm where they were having their annual plow the field by horses festival! People all the way from New York bring their big Belgian horses down to help plow the field for planting. It was really cool to see and the kids had a lot of fun!

The kids loved this gigantic turkey! They even got to feed it later.

They had fun children's games for them to play. Becca liked this feed the chickens game.
Link liked this one where you put the walnut on your spoon and try not to drop it!
Becca finally got the hang of it too!

Yesterday we went to Olustee for their annual Reenactment of the Civil War. It was rainy but we have learned to never let that stop us in Florida. It was well worth it, wet and all. They had tents up and camps and the battle was really cool! I never realized how foggy it gets with all the black powder going off. Its called the fog of war, Seth informed me. I have heard that but its quite something else to actually see it and wonder how you can do battle in it.

Here come the calvary! And notice that you can't see much past them.

Here was the Union side.
And here was the Confederate side! It was amazing to see how many people volunteer to reenact this war. Clearly there were way more people on the confederate side! You can even see a fallen soldier off his horse there on the ground. They stayed there the whole time lying in the rain pretending to be dead!
I love my husband who finds the coolest things for us to do!


Anne said...

You guys keep finding lots of cool things to see and do! Our goal is to try and do some of that this year. Who knew there was more to do in Florida than Disney!:) We love you guys! Hope you had a great birthday, Jenn!

Tom and Alison said...

Jenn, those people weren't pretending, they gave the performance everything they had, including their lives! Warcraft taught us all we know about the fog of war (, actually. Anyway, hope to see you guys soon!

Jenn said...

Thanks for reminding me Tom about all those times I had to play Warcraft with Seth with the Fog of War on and he would always decimate my armies. Needless to say I don't play that game with him anymore. He tried to be kind to me, but he just couldn't help himself!