Saturday, April 23, 2011

4-23-11 SQUIRREL!!

Two squirrels have taken up residence in our backyard. When I got the camera out to take his picture he was not happy. He just chirpped, chattered and flicked his tail at me. He had a buddy that was smaller and not as adept at climbing trees. They entertained me for quite a while.

Friday, April 22, 2011

4-21-11 Buckboard Wagon

"A buckboard is a four-wheeled wagon of simple construction meant to be drawn by a horse or other large animal....Originally designed for personal transportation in mountain regions, these distinctively American vehicles were widely used in newly settled regions of the United States."--Wikipedia

Thursday, April 21, 2011

4-21-2011 The Chaplain is In

Even the soldiers of the Civil War needed to talk to a chaplain once in awhile. I'm sure he had other duties as well.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4-20-2011 Shooting the Cannons

While at "Cowtown: The Civil War", they gave a demonstration of firing a real cannon. I was amazed at the empact the sound waves made. Above the soldiers have their sticks crossed to symbolize a misfire. That way no one will walk in front of the cannon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

4-19-2011 Where Have All The Soldiers Gone?

I saw this shot and immediately thought, "Where have all the soldiers gone?"

Monday, April 18, 2011

4-17-11 Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!

While in "Cowtown" we stopped by the Wichita Eagle City Newspaper to see what the news of the day was. Although the news was quite old, we did learn that the Kansas Pacific Railroad was offering a free ride to claim a part of over five million acres as a Kansas homestead. Sign me up!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

4-17-11 Hoop Trundling

This is called "Hoop Trundling". The idea is to roll a hoop, varying in size and made either of wood or metal, with a stick, keeping the hoop upright as long as possible. This was played during the middle to late 19th Century. This boy was demonstrating it at Cowtown, a living museum in the Wichita area.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

4-16-2011 Reflecting On the Past

Today Tim & I spent the lovely day at the living museum, Cowtown. They were celebrating the lives of the soldiers of the Civil War. There were re-enactors from the Civil War, as well as, town folk from the late-1800's. Towards the end of the day, some of the Civil War soldiers were firing off the cannons to show what it was like.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

4-2-11 Feed the Birds...

The robins have been stuffing themesleves this last week in our front yard. We have berries that have fallen from our Bradford Pear tree and the robins have been enjoying a feast. This is great as those berries fall everywhere and stick to everything. Enjoy the feast!!!