Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The weather was generally sunny, with one brief late afternoon shower after we had already setup. The temperatures were more like August weather with highs in the upper 80's and lower 90's. However at night, it got cool enough for me to need two wool blankets and Lady Gwendolyn to remain snug in her sleeping bag.
We were well fed as always by Sir Bowie "Squire Kuhn" of Greenbriar. If at any moment I was hungry, there was something to eat. As for drink, as was mentioned, there was some home brewed mixtures making their rounds, some of which didn't peel paint. They lead to a spirited discussion amongst the consumers Friday night and early Saturday morning that caused some of the people in the projects adjacent to our site to scream "Keep it down, some of us are trying to do Meth over here." Fortunately the next night, we met the city police chief who was interested in being a camp participant and not in finding 'shine.All in all a good time. Once I recover, I will be ready for another. This weekend will be day visits to The Spirit of Vincennes, a much larger encampment and places to spend money on things we really don't need, but have to have. I will end with a few images from last weekend's event.
Sir James of Taylor
Here Lady Suzanne and I are cooking breakfast for a couple of new "friends" from Rockport. (photo by Sir James of Taylor)
Here is a slide show of the event if anyone is interested:
Sir Bowie "Squire Kuhn" of Greenbriar (who consumed more than my share of homemade beverages of all sorts)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
He began with a few pieces, built and stained the rest to match and created a beautiful and useful piece of furniture for the Rockport Pioneer Village museum.
more woodworking projects in the museum
"Squire Kuhn" and his pioneer wife, the schoolmarm...with the camp kitchen, storage box to contain coolers and food, and camp chairs (all designed and built by Sir B)
Traveled through the time warp of Southern Indiana this past weekend...
listening to Reba and driving past roads named
Two Story Road and Shady Lane,
past the county roads identified only by number, or family names...
past signs for the Misty Morn Safe Company out in the country surrounded by corn that's ankle high already...
A sign to Midway ( midway of what?)
a sign advertising O'Risky real estate
a country church marquee "God's suggestions for exercise:
a little white farmhouse with red roses climbing midst the Christmas lights strands
the volunteer firemen passing with bluelights flashing on their pick up trucks
Some of the highlights:
enjoying the delicious meals prepared by Sir B in dutch oven cooking over the open fire,
time with Sir James of Taylor and Lady Gwendolyn, a visit by Sir Cock of the Walk and Lady Melinda...
watching the sheep shearing, candle-making, tomahawk throwing, musket-shooting, having Sunday morning church service on puncheon benches in a log church...
portraying a schoolmarm in the pioneer schoolhouse, even had a frog come spend the day inside with me finding the coolness of the dirt floor, teaching children about the old ways of learning,
sitting around the campfire at night with friends old and new...sipping homemade wines and ales...making popcorn...star-gazing and wishing on falling stars...
crawling inside the tent for a good nights sleep to get up and do it all again the next day
and coming home on Sunday evening, sunburned and sweaty, tired and looking forward to air conditioning and showers...and talking about what we'll do in October when it's Pioneer Weekend again!
I often go to Hafiz for inspiration and today would like to share his translated into modern English poem, The Sun In Drag:
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I love this image from their website:
At the Brewery, they keep a watchful eye on the beer at night and take care of any unfinished jobs so Dieter and Sheryl can concentrate on brewing the best beer, keeping their customers happy, and helping their neighbors.
Sir Bowie "already trying to get the Kuhn name discount" of Greenbrair
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So, I did a quick search on the history of Beer in the U.S. Here are a few notes on the early years:
Virginia colonists brew ale using corn.
A more complete list can be found at
Here is a news article I once ran across from St. Louis, 1883:
FAILURES IN BUSINESS; A ST. LOUIS BREWERY FIRM'S DIFFICULTIES.CALL FOR A MEETING OF THE CREDITORS OF THE ANTHONY & KUHN COMPANY--FAILURES ELSEWHERE.
September 20, 1883, Wednesday
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19.--A rumor, which was soon substantiated, gained ground on 'Change this morning that the Anthony Kuhn Brewery Company, a concern recently incorporated by Henry Anthony and Francis Kuhn, of the firm of Anthony Kuhn, and Austin Voght, had succumbed to financial embarrassment.
I guess it survived that battle, but I've read that in 1922 Anthony & Kuhn Brewery of St. Louis was sold to a laundry (clothes washed in beer?).
Monday, May 17, 2010
originally released in 1968 -- includes:
1. King Henry The Fifth / Elegy For The Brave
2. Theme From Cyrano / Mr. Tambourine Man
3. Hamlet / It Was A Very Good Year
4. Romeo And Juliet / How Insensitive (Insensatez)
5. Spleen / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds6. The Transformed Man
I did a quick search to see if I could find anything at all on this (guessing that there would be little or no information available). Now, I appear to have been lost in space on my own trek, because this seems to have a very large, world-wide cult following.
So, I present, without further ado, one of my favorite cuts off the album: William Shatner Captain Kirk of Star Trek, The Transformed Man, singing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Owensboro, Kentucky International Bar-B-Q Fest
(Above image from festival and used for shock value only)
China is right at our heels in second place.
Below is a list of worst beers in the world as rated by the thousands of beer enthusiasts at RateBeer.com. Dare to try them?
I read this list and was SHOCKED!
Why? I'm proud (or ashamed) to say, that I've had all of 5 of them at one time or another.
For a complete list you may visit our friends at: http://www.ratebeer.com/ratings/theworstbeers.asp
Hop n Gator (which I "enjoyed" when I was 13 or 14).
Brewed by Iron City Brewing Style: Fruit Beer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
It was some sort of "Citrus malt beverage" that made me gag!
Sir Bowie "already thinking a next year" of Greenbriar