One of the neatest things was watching Dusty, the draft horse, on his inclined treadmill supplying power for a drag saw to cut logs for firewood. Farmer Joslin had several hogs in his barns and one was the largest black sow I ever saw. She must have weighed over 400 pounds and would have just barely fit in the back of our truck. Some good care given to these farm critters! We had a good visit with the lady storekeeper in the General Store who was actually knitting a sweater which would be sold in the store.
After we had spent about three hours walking through this town, across the bridges and over rivers and up hills, we were growing weary so hitched a ride back to the visitor center on the wagon being pulled by a pair of draft horses and a rather verbose young driver with a gift of gab. There is no way to relate how many antique treasures are amassed at this place which included furniture, spinning wheels, looms, dishes, linens, farm equipment and carriages. What a compliment to the people of New Brunswick as this place was built in the 1960s and remains active today. You can go to a map of the area and see how much they have relocated here by clicking on this link: http://kingslanding.nb.ca/interactive-map/. The name Kings Landing Historical Settlement was chosen for the Kings American Dragoons, a regiment of loyalists in the American Revolution, and “Landing”, for a stopping point or wharf where boats could tie up. Kings Landing is a Crown Corporation of the Province of New Brunswick, under the department of Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living, and is governed by a Board of Directors. Best day we’ve had in awhile.
After we returned to the RV and walked the girls, we set out for our final stop for the night. We actually drove 2 ½ more hours into the area of Hopewell Cape and our destination camp of Ponderosa Pines by about 7 PM. Boy, were we tired!