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  1. Tallswife


    Started one jar of Slivovitz this weekend. Once I can score another jar, I’ll start a batch in that. 2.5 lb black plums-make 4 slits in each 1.5 C sugar 2 sticks cinnamon 2 2” pieces of lemon peel. Vodka to fill jar Add sugar and some vodka to dissolve. Add plums, cinnamon, and lemon peel...
  2. Tallswife

    SOLD 26' Teepee

    PLEASE NOTE-- CONTACT INFO BELOW--LOCATED IN COLORADO For Sale: Used 26 foot diameter premium quality Tipi. This jumbo tipi was purchased approx 2013 for approx $5,000 from The Colorado Yurt Company. Website: This tipi is 26 foot diameter, best quality fabric...
  3. Tallswife

    Cherry Bounce

    just started my newest batch of Martha Washington’s cherry bounce 2lb cherries, pitted if you want, poked a few times if you don’t 5c sugar 1.75 bourbon of your choice Put the sugar in a gallon glass jar, add some bourbon and stir to start dissolving the sugar. Add poked washed cherries. Pour...
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    Heritage Fair (Colorado)

    The Heritage Fair in Ft Lupton Colorado is this Saturday, May 4th, from 9-4. Timeline event, so there is everything from Viking thru WWII. Held at the fort in Ft Lupton, Historic Park Way is the road. $5.00 to park, entry is free, they have food on site. If you can make it, stop in to the...
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    Colonial Encampment Oct 5-7th

    Colonial Encampment in Ft Lupton Colorado. Just south of Greeley Colorado. Open to the public on Saturday the 6th. Oct 5-7th Shooting, fire starting, spinning, pot luck dinner, Tavern tent, and other fun things!! Come play with us!!
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    Got my tag!!

    Woohoo!! Got drawn for a cow elk tag this year in Colorado!!
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    Colonial Play Day

    We are hosting the second annual Colonial Play Day at our house on April 21st from 10am to whenever! Range will be open, pot luck dinner, and good company! If you would like to come, please PM me for my address in Northeast Colorado. Please bring your own chair, eating utensils, pot luck...
  8. Tallswife

    Trapper Days

    Anybody going to Trapper Days in Ft Lupton CO from Sept 7-10th? Hubby and I will be there. They will have me up in the fort spinning again. Trapper Days
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    Colorado Colonial Encampment

    Ladies and Gents, only two months until the Colorado Colonial Encampment! October 6-8th in Ft Lupton, Colorado (@Ft Lancaster) Demo's on Fiber prep and spinning, weaving, cider pressing, and skills challenge! Colonial pot luck dinner on Saturday. And don't forget the tavern tent! More info...
  10. Tallswife

    Cherry Bounce

    Just made up two batches of Cherry Bounce from what was claimed to be Martha Washington's recipe. This will be ready in time for our next Colonial Encampment! 3C sugar 1lb tart cherries (I had to use sweet as that's all the grocery store had) 5 1/2C Bourbon, vodka, rye, or brandy Put sugar in...
  11. Tallswife

    D. A. Russell

    Anybody going to D.A. Russell in Cheyenne this weekend? Hubby and I plan to go up for the day and wander around. Not sure which day yet.
  12. Tallswife

    Colorado-Heritage Fair

    May 6th is the Heritage Fair at Fort Lancaster in Ft Lupton. This is a timeline event from Viking thru WWII. It is from 9am thru 4pm. I'll be spinning up in the fort itself. More info at the link! Hope to see you there! Heritage Fair
  13. Tallswife

    Wisconsin find

    How would you like to go fishing and catch this? Fond du Lac resident Ray Groff expected windy conditions and a good bite when he set out on the waters of Lake Winnebago last week. What he did not expect was that he would dig up a piece of American history. “It was around 11 a.m. on Sept. 4 and...
  14. Tallswife

    Frontier Woman

    Changed up and added some "girlie" clothes to the persona. Now you cant tease me about my "half stock" rifle anymore either! LOL!!
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    Colorado Colonial Play Day

    Come join us at the farm for a Colonial play day on April 15, 2017 11am to ??. Of course all eras of reenactors and BP aficionado's are welcome! Our range will be open for friendly shooting. Shade for sitting and/or doing your "busy work". Pot luck dinner meal, so bring a dish to share. Gas...
  16. Tallswife

    What to do with leftovers!!!

    Don't know if you have any, but we sure do! A 25lb turkey for four people leaves a lot to play with. Tonight will be turkey and stuffing croquettes. I'll boil the carcass for soup tomorrow. Not sure what I'll do with the rest of it yet. What are you doing with yours?
  17. Tallswife

    frontier women

    Do any of you kind folks have any resources detailing women on the colonial frontier? Region doesn't matter to me at this point, so they are all good! I've been trying to research this online and am having very limited success. One small paragraph in the middle of an article doesn't help much...
  18. Tallswife

    Colorado Colonial Encampment

    Got the dates for the 2017 Colorado Colonial Encampment! October 6-8th. Held at Ft Lancaster in the town of Ft Lupton CO. There will be skills challenge consisting of shooting, flint and steel fire making, shelter building, equipment test, and charge the wild wood pile. All this for a...
  19. Tallswife

    Weekend acquisitions

    Picked up two new to us flinters this past weekend. Found hubby a .50 DGW Tennessee Mountain Gun (I converted him to the dark side, we have cookies!). And for me a full stock (now you can stop teasing me about a half stock) .36 mystery gun. It apparently was a custom build that someone started...
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    changing it up

    Anybody thinking of, or planning to change, upgrade, or revamp their persona over the course of the winter months? I'll be adding a change of clothes, a more "ladylike" outfit to my wardrobe. Plus I'm shopping around for a full stock flinter so You'all will stop teasing me about my half stock...