Since we couldn't have an "event" it was suggested that those of us that could should go out to the farm in period work clothes and help where we could with the clean up or staff the buildings. Well I was the only one that showed up. So I occupied the Bell house for awhile today. There are some changes to the Bell house; one parlor is papered and the master bedroom painted. I'm not so sure about the colors, the rooms seem awfully dark for an era with no electric lights.
Unrelated to living history, I released a turtle that washed up on our back porch. He seemed to be very happy; sitting on a rock a short time and then jumping off into the stream. It was very relaxing out there today; a few visitors, great weather, friendly donkeys and I was called a grandma by a little girl (last weekend I was a princess). Not the event I had planned on, but not a waste of time either. I took a few other pictures of the site just 'cuz. You can find them here.
Next stop in the 1860s, Remembrance Day in Gettysburg in about 3 weeks! So back to preparations...so much more to do...