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tashabear
tashabear
pictures from camp
As usual, I forgot to take my camera with me almost everywhere I went.  As a result, I don't have pictures of camp when it was at it's most beautiful, ie, before the deluge.  I also don't have pictures of the lovely fountain outside Midrealm Royal, an oversight for which I am kicking myself.

However, I do have the following, which are somewhat illustrative of what it like camping in Strawberry Fields (our camp is so named because there are at least four people of ducal rank in camp, and their coronets all bear strawberry leaves as a sign of that rank).





Home Sweet Home.  That piece of plywood sitting next to the door opening is in fact the door; we were getting ready to pull everything out to pack and it's easier with the door off.  Yes, we have a real wooden door on our tent.
Eviction Day in the Peasant District.  The camp is set up so the perimeter is ringed by tents with a gate in the middle of one of the long sides of the rectangle we occupy.  We had so many that they started a second row of tents, extending into the courtyard (see below) from the edge of the gate.  Between this row of tents and the rest of us along the edge of our land, there was a small walkway/courtyard that we dubbed the Peasant District, because only one person of rank was living back there and the rest of us couldn't be seen from the main courtyard.  The picture is of our neighbors, Lady Alesia and Master Robert, as they pulled all their stuff out of their tent to pack for home.
The courtyard.  It's mostly so big so the kids have a safe place to play, but also so we can have parties that spill out of the big tent, weather permitting.  That marquee at the end of the courtyard is something like 20'x25'.  The black table-esque thing to the left of the photo is out grill.  Much goodness comes from the grill.
This is the back of the gate, looking at all the warbanners.  I'd have taken this from the road, but it was ankle-deep in mud.
Kitchen pictures:  This year we had something in the kitchen we'd never had before: a propane-fired oven.  We had fresh biscuits for breakfast one morning, and fresh bread for dinner one night, and shepherd's pie (which was tasty, but I like my mom's better), and hot hors d'oeuvres for the Tini Party (Flirtinis, Martinis, Teeny Teas [Long Island-type, of course])!  Next to it is the four burner stove with griddle -- pancakes and French toast!
And here is the three burner stove, so that we can make coffee, tea, and bacon all at once.
What kitchen is complete without a kitchen sink, with hot and cold running water?  (We have a 30 gallon propane fired water heater supplying water to the kitchen, and another supplying water to the showers.  I forgot to get pictures of the showers.)
And here is what we had to deal with when trying to load our vehicles and get out of there:  The mud, looking up the hill behind camp...
....and looking down the hill...
....and looking out of the big tent into the courtyard.

So those are my pictures from camp.  Sorry they're not more exciting, but things went pear-shaped quicker than usual this year.

i feel: content content

5 trips or shoot the rapids
Comments
mariora From: mariora Date: August 24th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*wants to go wants to go*

I just love SCA camping. Is it March yet?? Time for Gulf Wars??
From: reasdream Date: August 24th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
ah, cool you got mud pictures. I should've done that.

Sometime I'll have to corner you and ask about yurts.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ask away! I have plans on my website, you know...
From: kosseferal Date: August 27th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Hi, you do not know me

But I saw your remark over at the asatru community and decided to have a peek in your journal.

I was at Pennsic for the first time this year and loved it though I too missed my opportunity to photograph the fountain.

tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 27th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Hi, you do not know me

Hope you had fun! The fountain was truly impressive.

This was not my favorite Pennsic -- if you read back over the last week's entries regarding my husband's injury, you'll know why. Between that and the rain, the latter half of the week were just sort of "eh".

Next year will be better, though, I hope.
5 trips or shoot the rapids