If you have been reading my blog for any period you will know that my husband is very interested in the medieval period. So much so that he joined (and then the rest of the family joined him) a local group that does historical re-enactments of Anglo-Saxon period. This group has been recognized and has often been filmed for various TV shows because they are know for being as authentic as possible. We have been fortunate to be able to participate in this group and have learned a great deal over the last several years about the Viking period. This past January we went to their 12th Night celebration and saw for the first time Wychurst Manor, a replica Viking long house that the group is building. You can see the 2 posts here and here. This building project has been ongoing for ten years and there is still plenty of work to do. Now that the main building is almost complete the next stage is being set to add additional buildings. One of the group members put together this remarkable video of the progress being made.
This summer my family is scheduled to join them for a "work" weekend and
we will be able to document that we hammered in that floor board, or
painted that trim. Honestly we can't wait to make our small
contribution to this great project!!!