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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Harvest Season Living Like The Pioneers...

...for just a few hours last Saturday. Mom, Grace, Bill and I drove over to Caesar Creek near Waynesville, Ohio and the Pioneer Village. They were having an encampment of re-enactors and there were displays and demonstrations aplenty on the grounds. The weather was beautiful and it was such a nice way to spend the afternoon. The village is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and promoting a deeper understanding of the history of Southwestern Ohio Frontier. There is a wonderful collection of log cabins which they maintain, restore and preserve. This past weekend was the Harvest Festival where the harvest season is celebrated as it was in 1800. The participants were *preparing* for winter by making soap, hominy, apple butter, hearth cooking, wood making, blacksmithing candle dipping and so much more.
Before we left the area, we drove over to the gorge park and took a little walk, then let Grace look for fossils in the dry river bed. A simple afternoon but such a lovely one. The weather could not have been more perfect. It has been such a sweet Autumn here.
I hope your Fall season is treating you well...enjoy each day and take a few minutes during your busy schedule to look around and see just how beautiful this world truly is.
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

22 comments:

Smilingsal said...

What a fantastic place. Thanks for sharing.
Sue, I have some awards I'd like to share with you.

Kathleen Grace said...

Wonderful photos Sue! My favorite is the pumpkin on the stone wall:>)

Brenda said...

So awesome...I wished I could climb up in one of those cabins and forget the world around me.
Sue you guys always do such great things and im so proud to see your mom there.

Donna said...

What a great place, and a wonderful way to spend the day!

Hugs,
Donna

Shelia said...

Oh Susie! These photos look like scenes from a movie - just beautiful! Now, I've just added myself to you as a blog follower.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I'm a fool for a Harvest Festival :) and the day looks like it was just glorious weather all the way 'round...

salmagundi said...

I applaud you for doing such fun things together as a three-generational family. Sally

Gretchen said...

So why aren't you selling your pictures either singly or in a book somewhere? Really.

Don't you just love "living" history museums? Your mom is just gorgeous, BTW.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the pumpkin idea..wonderful then I have it forever.You are to smart =)

nikkicrumpet said...

Wonderful pictures...but that last one is a MASTERPIECE! I long ago decided if I had been a pioneer woman...I would have KILLED MYSELF! I need luxury!

Bonnie said...

I absolutely love things like that. I guess it comes with growing up in New England. We have some re-enactments here in Florida too and I try to get to them every chance I can. I just love "living" history. The photos are FANTASTIC! Thanks.

PEA said...

Hello dear Sue:-)

I so love these kind of places! This past weekend Steve & I had thought of going to a similar place called Black Creek Pioneer Village but we ran out of time...and the poor guy was limping enough already from all the walking we'd already done! lol I love visiting places like that, it was such a simple and hard life and yet it had to be rewarding to be able to do so much by hand. xoxo

Meggie said...

What a great way to spend a lovely fall day. Great photos, SusieQ! Thanks so much for including such kind words about my Casper in your edited post....much appreciated~

Pamela said...

was life harder then, or just simpler and more meaningful.

Sheila said...

Sue this is a great Fall post..!
Your photos are wonderful. This all looks so interesting, what a great place to visit. You go to the neatest places..!
Thanks for your kind comment and good wishes, it means more than you'll ever know.
hugs
xx

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Hey, Susie Q, I'm having a Hooked on House Tours blog party all weekend. Hope you'll consider linking up this post to it (or another one). I think my readers would really enjoy these gorgeous photos. (Mister Linky is up and ready to go.) Thanks! -Julia :-)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a beautiful Ohio day.....looks as if you enjoyed yourself! Gorgeous photos!
Karla & Karrie

Ms. Tee said...

These photos are beautiful, and what an interesting weekend field trip to take! Thanks for sharing the tour. :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love these pictures!! I'm torn, but I'd have to say the one with the apples is my favorite. I just love historical sites, too, so really enjoyed this post.

Thanks for sharing your trip!

sandra/tx said...

Great photos. Definitely magazine quality. :-)

springtreeroad said...

awesome! the cabin almost looks like a smaller version of the one i posted for the tour. what a fun day you had!

Rue said...

Good morning Sue :)

I was just finishing up Julia's tour and read your name. I love this place! Maybe I can convince Rich to take a drive there some time :)

Beautiful pictures!

love,
rue