Friday, June 5, 2009

Robin In The Hood

Today we were off to the Robin In The Hood Medieval Festival in Elmira with our homeschool group. Have I said how much I love our homeschool group?!?! I can't imagine how families do this without a good support network...but I digress. This shot is our group banner, made up of the crests that each family made (ours is in the lower right corner).

William and Charlie helped me to sew their doublets, and I must say that they turned out alright for a mother who doesn't sew!

We learned about archery, although the kids were not allowed to try it, which was disappointing. Wouldn't you love to get your hands on all of those people who have gotten rich out of ridiculous law suits that are the reason everyone now is so worried about liability??

William tried his hand at checkers (and realized that he needs to practice a little more...) but he was beaten by a good friend, so he didn't seem to mind.

We met some blacksmiths and learned about metal craft, and also about leather. Did you know that by the time knights were all suited up, they were often wearing more than 150 pounds of leather armour, chain mail, and armor?

And this last picture, well, was just too darn cute not to post.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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