Captain Delaplace worked his 23-man guard hard. He acquired livestock, and made his family comfortable by hiring servants.
A middle-aged enlisted man and his wife cook and clean for them. The woman cooks, scrubs, and tends livestock while the man mends and cleans the captain's clothes, helps him dress and sees to his shoes. The battle against rust on fuzee and sword never ends.
Captain Delaplace has written to his superiors with concerns about the post, requesting more men, but it is already too late.
Fort Ticonderoga this past weekend. The work was pretty constant, and surprisingly pleasurable to toss dirty water and the occasional chicken bone down onto the parade. Captain Delaplace's gaiters were very tight continuing to lose buttons throughout the day.
Kitty's chicken was a hit, and we actually heated water and washed dishes at table. Note to self: must learn how to tie a sash properly. Also try to attend at least ONE drill with garrison to say hello.
Next time the leather sweatband and the tin stiffening plate. Sewing through hair can be fun, and cut threads begin in earnest.