Pears in a lite spiced syrup. Organicly grown right here in the Blockade Runner Orchard and canned in our inspected commercial kitchen. These delicious pears are canned in a light syrup of their own juices, brown sugar, fresh lemon juice and just a splash of Bedford Co.'s finest 100 proof. (Just for flavor mind you.) A very fine unique flavor that's great all by itself or as a condiment. If you are clever it can be used in a host of desserts as well as mixed drinks to boot.
ITEM # 2532 $4.95
Mullberries are in my opinion the most delicious berry of all and the most under utilized. You seldom hear of anyone using them today even though they grow everywhere especially here in the South. I assure you that was not always the case. When I was a child I remember some of the older folks pointing out mullberry trees to me and remarking that when they were children that they helped their mother or grandmother gather berries from that very tree. It was often the youngsters job to climb the tree and shake the branches releasing a "rain storm" of the dark sweet treats. If you saw a very large single tree standing alone in the middle of an otherwise plowed field it was probably a mullberry that the farmer had spared in order to harvest the fruit.
This year we gathered about 20 gallons of mullberries from our wild mullberry trees so we could make a batch of my favorite, mullberry syrup. I prefer syrup over jelly or jam as it is the most versitile. Pour it over pancakes or icecream. Spoon it onto biscuits or into your coffee. During the holidays it makes a wonderful cordual.
Now if you have never enjoyed mullberries before then you are in for a real treat. Similar in many ways to wild blackberries but sweeter and much less tart. The seeds are tiny and almost impossible to remove even if you wanted to. Surprisingly the seeds are not hard as you would find in many berries. In texture they are very similar to toasted flax seeds.
The Eastern cultures attribute many health benifits to this delicous berry as well. But for me it's all about the taste.
ITEM # 2533 $4.95
RUBBERIZED CLOTH (GUM BLANKET)
I don't know why it's taken me so long to offer this item for sale other than I've just never thought of it until now. Rubberized cloth was commercially available in the north just as oil cloth was in the south. Anyone who desired a yard of two of either could have just went to the local general store and bought it. The applications for this material were and are endless.
We are selling the rubberized material in the same size as a gum blanket, 46 inches by 72 inches. I can see a lot of folks using it for just that. What about using it as a waterproof tarp to cover - well just about anything. You don't have to leave it as is, sew several together or cut it up and make what ever you want. It is cloth and sews easily on a home machine. Just paint your seams for a water tight seal. Make a rain slicker or hat. How about a cannon / limber cover? There are some great books out on pre-war rubber products if you need more ideas.
ITEM # 2530 $29.95
NEW GREY WOOL BLANKET
Over the past few years the price of just about everything has gone up and up. When ever I can find anything reenactors can use and save a few bucks on I "jump on it". We recently found a small amount of high quality 80 / 20 grey wool blankets that are awesome. I bought them all, I just wish there had been more. Buy now because when they are gone I doubt you will ever find another for this price, only $39.95! They are the same color grey as you normally see in blankets, they are brand new, they measure 80 x 67 inches and weigh 4 lbs. That is a lot of blanket for the price so don't miss out.
ITEM # 2531 $39.95
CEDAR FILLED SASHET
For those of you who don't clean your uniform between events, well - you'll be doing us all a favor. Cedar has a pleasant aroma as opposed to your current flavor which makes us think your impression is that of a week old road killed possum smuggler.
You can just toss one or two of these in any chest or drawer to give all it contains that pleasant aroma as well.
UNION MINNIE BALL
HOUSE KEYS "SKELETON" STYLE
Antique "skeleton" style house keys. These are perfect for the personal effects of a Lady or a Gent. A lot of things are better kept under lock and key. No need to temped the servants or the children now is there.
KEY B $6.95
KEY C $6.95
KEY D $6.95
KEY E $6.95
CS CLIP CORNER
Finally! A correct CS clip corner buckle. There are two distinct charectoristics that seperate the CS clip corner from every other CS buckle. Black Laquer paint and heavy file marks. This buckle has both. Typical 3 hook design.
ITEM # 2526 $24.95
LARGE DRAW STRING BAG
Several of you have ask us to make a larger size draw sting bag for your kit. I think that is a very good idea, I wish you had ask sooner.
So here is the first, it measures 8 x 10 inches which I think is a very good size. I know that our "CS mess kit" will drop right in. I'm sure there are as many uses for this bag as you can imagine.
ITEM # 2524 $6.95
This heavy woolen scarf if made of Woolrich 85/15, blanket weight wool. It is gray in color and very, very warm. It measures 6 inches wide and 60 inches long. Just the thing to keep Jack Frost away while standing picket on a cold night. During cold weather campaigns put this scarf over your head when you go to bed. It's the difference between a good nights sleep vs. sitting by the fire all night.
Available in plain or with blanket stitched edges.
ITEM # 2523 $9.95
WOOLEN SCARF W BLANKET STITCH
ITEM # 2523-A $29.95
THE ORIGINAL MOTH REPELLENT
Cedar wood chips and shavings, the original and best moth repellent. Unlike chemical moth repellent cedar smells great. Even if you have never had trouble with moth holes in your uniform, sooner or later it will happen. One bag of our cedar shavings in a cloth bag and hung in your closet will prevent those troublesome pest. It makes your clothes smell great too. Unlike chemical repellent cedar never has to be replaced.
2 cups of cedar chips and shavings alone, shipped in a zip lock is only $2.95 - or shipped in one of our 6x9 inch muslin ration bags ready to hang in your closet for $6.95 - That's just about the cost of one box of moth balls.
Great for the blanket chest too.
ITEM # 2514 $2.95
MOTH REPELLENT 2 CUPS & RATION BAG
ITEM # 2514A $6.95