First was an open air pavilion where they were demonstrating lye soap making, apple butter and how molasses is made from sorghum.
Just outside the pavilion there was a chap demonstrating rope making with some sort of contraption that was wrapped around his waist.
And right next to him was a lady with a small table with the most wonderful display of old butter churns I've ever seen, and lovely home made churned butter to taste. (I thought of Libby when I saw these)
Just across from there were two demonstrations of sorghum crushing, one using a tractor with a conveyor belt type thingy and the other was this little sweetie, doing the work.
Then on over to some of the outdoor stalls. This one fascinated me, as guns have been banned in Australia.
There was a cook off going on, rather interesting to see that, something completely new to me, and an open air music concert going on. Time to go indoors, into the church and have a look at the quilt display. Unfortunately my photo's just don't do these quilts justice. Every single one was beautifully hand quilted, and many were antiques.
This one was made up of hundreds of 1 inch squares and looked to be extremely old and well loved. And last but not least just for Wendy and Libby.
After a quick bite to eat we headed on up to Prairie Grove in Arkansas to the Battlefield State Park Heritage Garden where they had moved all the buildings from the around the area to show what living in the time was like.
Time to head back into Oklahoma and do a quick shopping stop for Miss Hollie. On our way back we nearly passed a wonderful fruit stall that had the most beautiful peaches, apples and home grown honey, and this beauty parked out under the sign. Isn't it beautiful, I immediately thought of Melanie from Covered Porches when I saw this. I did manage to get a little bit of fabric shopping in along the way. We stopped at Hobby Lobby in Arkansas and I picked up the 2 major fabrics for the wall hanging from the Japanese magazine. Managed to get Hollie back to school by 9 pm and then we hit the road again to head home. Poor hubby was so tired, (too many 2am work starts during the week) we just had to stop and stay overnight at a hotel, lovely big king size bed, oh I want one, and managed to get home at around 10.30 this morning, a quick unload of the van and back to the house hunting.
Time for some vegging now I think, I'm exhausted...
Plans for this week, clean up the messy house and make a start on the prep work for the appliqued wall hanging. My slump seems to have disappeared, as I knew it would.
I hope you've enjoyed your weekend, and thanks for stopping by.