Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Bee Free Weekend!

This weekend was “Big Island” in Albert Lea. Last year at this time, I was stung by a bee and ended up in the emergency room for the second year in a row. (The year before, I got stung in August – last year in October). Perhaps the bees are gone (hope ever springs eternal) and I will be bee free for much longer!

The week was great – we arrived on Wednesday afternoon, set up and went visiting. School tours started bright and early on Thursday. The breakfast bell from the food booth down the “road” awakened us; it rang every morning at seven.

We had school tours until mid afternoon, then the rest of the day was visiting and “playing.” I didn’t go very far from my front porch because of my knee, but I did have people come visit me, thankfully.

Saturday and Sunday were open to the public; there were a lot of people who walked through, watching demonstrations and talking to all of us. They also did a lot of shopping, as there were vendors around. They sell things like candy, beads, leather, clothing, canes, folding tables and chairs, etc.

So, now for some pictures of where we were and who we saw. I didn’t get everyone – didn’t get Kelly or Marie or Wally or Katie. But most people that came by.


It was a beautiful week. The weather was wonderful; not too hot, not too cold. We had rain the last night but it stopped by morning so we had dry canvas to tear down. You have a beautiful day.


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A neighbor
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Our ice box
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Keeps the food really cold
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We eat well! This night was fried potatoes and onions and steak

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Time for a haircut
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The comb is one made from real horn
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This is Leon StandsAlone - who claims Peanut is "soup on a rope"
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Our neighbors across the road - he is a cooper (makes buckets)
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Dear friends Patience and Harley - they are in the New Ulm Battery and fire the cannon
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One of the "Indians" that roam the site
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David (Bayum) - he was at the State Fair with me
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Roy is always talking
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Harley is enjoying a relaxing pipe
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Patience is now "Icky Ethel"
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Ole's heading home after breakfast at Doyle's food tent
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Setting up the braiser for supper
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Patience and Roy enjoying some shade
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Peanut spent a lot of time in bed (and had breakfast in bed, as well)
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A view down the road
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Night-time

3 comments:

goodshepherd said...

NO WONDER Peanut spent a lot of time in bed! She was afraid that she would end up in a soup pot! ("Dig deep.....")

Texas Mom said...

I LOVED your ice chest! What a nifty idea for the school programs. It blends in with the surroundings and stays "era" appropriate! Great pics!

Cris said...

Happy Friday Connie! Connie, I love coming here to see your outfits. Hey, it's been a year already you got stung? oh my...