A trip to ColonialWilliamsburg and Jamestown, VA opens your eyes to what it was like living in the 1600s to 1700s. Unfortunately, while I was there, we were so busy that I took very poor notes. Suffice to say, most of these items are odd to us now.
The Dental Office
If you’ve had any dental work done in your life, some of these instruments might not look too odd. It still takes some prying and leverage to get out a tooth. I’m not sure what all they kept in the jars. I’m guessing maybe something for pain.
We also took a look at the kitchen during the war period. Here’s the cooking area. The holes are ovens. The summer temperatures get into the 100s and are very muggy. Imagine what it would be like cooking for the army.
Cast iron Dutch ovens were prominent in Colonial times. and were used for baking, frying, roasting, steaming, and broiling. This method of cooling retained much of the food’s nutritive value, but the pots were very heavy to transport when the battlefields moved. They sometimes got lost according to one source I read.
This next piece of equipment is anyone’s guess. Careful, it’s hot! See the fire burning in the ravine?
Upcoming on Always Write
- Today is the last day to enter comments on this months Story Chat, “Handle with Caution” by KL Caley. Tomorrow’s Summary includes comments from chatters in attendance this month. Comments always link back to one of your recent blog posts. Next month’s story will be brought to you by Yvette Prior of Priohouse Blog.
- Two more days to link your Dream Vacations posts to WQW (Writer’s Quote’s Wednesday. The only requirement is to include at least one quote.
- Thursday is the deadline for linking your PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) posts. There is no theme to this challenge, but public art must be free and visible. This challenge could be linked to both posts this week if you’ve got some travel photos to share.
Have a great week and enjoy these last few days of SquareOdds.