Tuesday, 10 May 2011
This past weekend my family participated in a Medieval living history village held in Braintree. This is the first time the kids have had their "kit" and able to dress up as viking children. I am still working on getting my "kit" together so I am in civilian clothes taking lots of pictures:)
The kids watching the chickens, Little Man, did not listen to my warnings to not touch the chickens. He eventually got pecked pretty hard by the Rooster. There was blood, screams and tears and you would have thought lesson learned. However I caught him several more times over by the chickens determine to touch one. He has a stubborn streak, inherited from his daddy:)
Entertaining themselves with Dandelions. Ever since the kids were little I have called them wishing flowers and the name has stuck.
Princess found viking beads and made a necklace to add to her costume.
9 Man Morris game
Kids are getting pretty good at playing this ancient game.
Another game Little Man fell in love with at a vendor's stall. I didn't get the name of it but it is a marble game.
Little man trying archery and announcing he wants to take classes so he can get better at shoooting arrows:)
Out of 6 arrows he hit the target once and he was so proud of himself:)
Not to be out done, Princess having a try with the bow and arrow, she also manage to get one arrow into a target:).
Resting by the pond and watching the baby ducklings swimming.
The children practicing sword fighting.
My viking warrior fighting with his spear
Fighting with his sword and shield
Musical entertainment more of the Tudor period
Lunch cooked the modern way. I was told the skin of the pig is the best part called Crackling. I didn't care for it at all:(. But the pork sandwich was delicious.
It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun learning how the vikings live. Kids entertained themselves for nearly 6 hours before finally having enough of the heat and we headed home.
Please Join Tracy, Lynda and I at the NOBH!