|The hops, close up and personal|
|hubby and his hops|
After the drying the next step is brewing - I will let him do that project. I'll stick to making wine!
One of the nice things about living near Cooperstown, NY - aside from the baseball Hall of Fame - is the Farmer's Museum. Every year they offer classes - my beekeeping classes were taken there, have fun family events like the Sugaring Off Sundays in March celebrating the maple harvest, and we have the Fall Harvest Festival. This year I worked at the Harvest Festival as a volunteer. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! My assignment was to be traffic control inside the grounds. Basically, I kept folks from walking in front of the horse drawn hay wagons. I was amazed at how many people were willing to risk their safety by crossing in front of a pair of Percherons! These are BIG horses, no Shetland ponies, yet people would race across the lane, rather than wait 30 seconds for the wagons to pass. Hmm...
I had lost the chord to my camera so forgot to download shots of the last day before school. My youngest had a friend over and the highlight of the morning was wrapping themselves in a cocoon of hammock and swinging each other the extreme angles. Even my daughter got into the fun!
|extreme hammock swinging!|
|big sister's turn!|