Just a little slice of life in the American Redoubt....
I love hosting tea parties and use just about any excuse to do so. My excuse this time was autumn! Rather than having the party at "Little Shouse on the Prairie", I decided to host the tea party at the lake in an antique "Summer House". The day dawned bright and beautiful - a perfect setting for a picture perfect afternoon.
|Gathering fall tea party essentials|
|Put in a basket for easy transportation|
|The fire is built and the table set|
|Tea was enjoyed by mothers and daughters alike|
Pressing cider is a much anticipated autumn activity. Our friends hosted a pressing and we wasted no time in accepting their invitation. We took a 6 gallon demijohn to fill so that we could make a batch of apple cider vinegar. It was a perfect, crisp fall day with cider and conversation flowing freely.
|Pouring apples into the "apple eater"|
|Getting ready to press|
|Straining the cider|
|Just a small portion of the 100+ gallons of cider that was pressed|
|We happened upon a road full of cattle|
|Following at a respectful distance|
|Keeping the cattle moving|
|I'm wondering where this cowboy put his horse?|
And there you have it - a slice of our life. Have a wonderful weekend.