February 18, 2017

Fort de Chartres Annual Heirloom Seed Swap

2017 February Jardin

Thank you to Michell Baker, Jen Duensing, and Brenda Hoock, for sharing their morning and helping me at the annual heirloom seed swap at the Fort. I appreciated their company and all the visitors who made the trip to the Fort on a drizzly day. I did manage to plant the heirloom varieties of peas, radishes, and spinach, as the drizzle only wetted the soil’s surface. And I also thank the gardeners who brought seeds to swap and I will have those to share on the upcoming Fort garden weekend, March 25 & 26. Hope to see you there! Carol Kuntz, Volunteer Jardin Curator



Darrell Duensing, with Jen Duensing, assisting with a recent Fort school tour.

February 8, 2017

A flurry of Les Amis sponsored activity today at Fort de Chartres, and not just of the snowy kind. A familiar figure on site today! Darrell Duensing, former Site Supervisor, kindly spent part of his afternoon sharing a French Marine persona with students and teachers from the College School from Webster Groves, MO. Jennifer Duensing, Kathy Janik, and Carol Kuntz offered a glimpse into the life and times of Illinois Country les habitants. And earlier in the day, Jen, Kathy, Carol, and Skunk swept the various buidlings on site while Ron Royer brought cleaning supplies and did a beautiful job cleaning, sweeping, and mopping the museum and office area. Merci à tous!