Jamestowne Settlement, Virginia

Jamestowne, Virginia

I was trying to explain to Olivia just how much work we would have to do back then. But the fun of grinding corn was just too exciting. One thing I thought was interesting was that in the Yehakins (the sleeping area) they had a fire burning all day everyday 365 days a year. Now in the winter you can understand the need but in the summer it makes less sense until you find out that having a fire burning in the miserable Virginia heat actually makes the weather more tolerable because it dries out the air. The side effect of the fire is being able to dry meats and keep rodents away. But the primary reason is to rid the air of humidity. Crazy!

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