We've been out and about. In late August we drove to the Ladoga area to visit Moody Meats, a butcher shop we like (took a cooler and brought home some free-range chickens and some other meats for the freezer). While we were up in that area we had lunch in Crawfordsville at a neat little deli in the college area, then drove over almost to the IN-IL state line and tried to visit the Skinner Farm Museum. So disappointed that they weren't open during the week ... But we still looked around as much as we could.
|The round barn at Skinner Farm Museum.|
|The animal barn at Skinner Farm Museum. The sheep were very active the day we were there; I like the brown ones. REALLY loved this old tin barn!|
We also went to Monkey Hollow for the second time this summer. We are enjoying one of their dry red wines so much that we wanted to get some more before they ran out. While we were in the St. Meinrad area, we went back to the monastery and drove through the grounds. Got out and walked around the ponds until W. was tired out! It was hot that day, too ...
Last weekend of August we went to Connor Prairie near Noblesville for a Friday night concert. Our investment management company puts on an annual dinner there in the pavilion and then you can stay for the concert. This year it was the Beach Boys. Well, they were surprisingly good, considering that they are all older than me and need to retire!! They started out with 10 songs back-to-back with no break and they were good ones! Just right for people of a certain age ... Only bad thing was it was a very hot night. I was sweating just sitting there. The AC in the car felt good on the way home ...
|I was surprised how many people were there! It was the biggest crowd I'd ever seen there for a concert. And like I said, it was HOT!|
|Here's a close-up; I think only two of the original band members are still with the group. (White Hair!)|
|Here's my favorite picture from Elnora. A lot's going on here!|
|Well, like I said ... it was called the Chandelier Barn Market ...|
This barn market was really a great idea and I look forward to going back next year (maybe with some women!). There were lots of unique re-purposed items and it was a great place to get ideas, too. I especially liked the yard art made from old metal scraps. Someone is clever! Wish it were me!
Well, that's what has been goin' on in my life. Have a blessed weekend coming up.