Lets go back in time for a little while. How about the Civil War? We made a trip (about 10 miles from here) to Parkers Homestead. I'm sure a lot of you have never heard of it.But it's a very busy place in the spring and fall.
First picture is a Army wagon.Used during the war.
This is hand guns and rifles used by both sides in the war.They are kept in top condition by their owners.
This is a 1949 Farmall tractor.
I didn't check the date on these.Bu I know thats a 4 row plow.
One of the lady's that works here and sells goods.
An old Chrysler some one brought .Nice isn't it?
Another old car.
Isn't this one a beauty? BTW, these were driven here :)
This is Jon on one of the first riding mowers.
This is for Jen,KansasRose...I know you love the oldies but the goodies!!!
This is my favorite place.I love old barns.I like to look and explore them. This one is still in use.
This is Jon and I looking in the barn.They keep animals in here when its bad.
This is the hay loft.Ready for Halloween. I didn't know I was in the picture. This barn is huge. My house would fit inside of it.
Another picture,this shows the logs and how they fit together.
A picture of a regiment of Confederate Soldiers.This hangs over the 4 poster bed I in a cabin here.
My SIL and I checking out some sweet taters.
Man running the Sorghum press.I love this machine.I could squeeze a lot of juice from those blackberries. Jen could make a lot of wine this way too!!!
A little girl wearing a sun bonnet.
One of my favorites, Quilting!!! Look at that new rack!!!
Broom making.Everyone needs brooms!!!
Cooking Sorghum, its hard work.Hot too. All done with wood heat.
My BIL. He's a Mason. They cooked 96 Boston buttes yesterday and sold out!!! You could buy a sandwich or the whole butte. I don't know how many they cooked today.
This is a log cabin.The 4 poster bed is in here. All are set up and usable.They even have a fancy slop-jar.(pottie)
This is inside the cabin, click twice to enlarge. Notice the rice-bag pillowcases.
Jon and I entering Parker Homestead. This covers 15 acres or more, counting crops.
This is the smithy. he had another forge out side that was bigger.Notice the anvil. About 100 lbs or more.
Hubby pointed out this was a left handed Blacksmith.
I'm not sure what this is.But it held liquid I know.But it had a long shaft with a propeller in the barrel contraption.
This is the mule that turned the sorghum press. He protested loudly when asked to move faster .LOL. He wanted to eat the sugarcane.LOL
So thats what we did today. I was ready to have some family time after working all week. Jon had a friend over Friday night. It seems our weekend are a mess here lately.One weekend I had a tooth ache the next company and over night visitors. Or I'm working or both.
I had to work last night after all, But I did it under protest.That made 30 hours at school and 25 at the restaurant. So I was ready for a day away. In a few weeks I want to go camping for Jon's birthday.I'll take Jon and his friend Destin (they have the same birthday 1 hour apart) to Poinsett Park to camp out. I will see if Diane wants to go too.There is fishing, canoeing and lots of trails and snakes to keep the boys busy while we fish.
Now for the tooth fairy story.There wasn't anything wrong with my tooth. The tooth was broken loose years ago when a Dentist pulled the tooth next to it.It just got looser and finally starter to really bother me.So it had to go.It was waking me up at night hurting.So bye-bye tooth.To make things worse, I had to get a cold with the tooth ache. So I wasn't a happy camper. I tried to stay away from everyone, because of my foul mood.
This last week was much better, except for working too much.Now there's a full moon coming up (sigh). That always makes for some cranky, and strange mood swings. Our family is usually pretty sane(don't laugh Diane). We are a little nutty, but not INSANE.
I want to thank everyone who came by and checked on me and I thank you very much.I don't have much time to blog anymore, but I will try to do better. Some nights I read and run, but I have to sleep some times. I try to get on between 2:30 and 5:00.
But family wants to see me sometimes too. I'm hoping to have more nights off this week so I can get around to visit everyone. Until then, God bless everyone .