Our cane patches are ready to go. This shot shows the Maces Creek field some time back. Both fields will be harvested this week, and the juice cooked to produce molasses next Saturday, Oct. 11.
Our 2014 publication is now on line. You can access it here, or by using the menu, and clicking on Leatherwood/Publicity.
Dr. Miniard continues his plans and generosity with two signs placed at the bridge entrance to the battlefield. One sign relates to several events which took place on the historic site. The second provides information about the Battle of Leatherwood, the largest Civil War battle in Perry County.
We have rooms available at the Stewart Robinson School/Cavalry College dorm. Cost is $30 for Oct. 24-26, Friday-Sunday or any one day. Some rooms have a double bed, some have two singles. Availability is first come first served. Call Gary Begley for reservations- (606) 438-0494.
Greg Bentley will cook breakfast for the sutlers and reenactors on Saturday, October 25. These photos show him slicing onions and cooking a skillet with 13 pounds of potatoes and a pot of soup beans at Thunder on the Mountain.
Work on the blacksmith shop progresses well. Some very talented volunteers are helping. This will be a nice addition to the battlefield and Brashearville. This is the first cut stone building built in modern times, and the stone work was done by retired, gray haired men, the youngest of which was 63.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, October 21, at 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a pot luck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
Our next meeting will be Oct. 19, 2014 at 3 pm at the General Store.