Take a gander at a few more pics from our visit to Riley's Farm. Hell, take a visit to Riley's Farm. We did last weekend for a nice lunch. We will explore that when I wake up a bit more. In the meantime enjoy the pics from Christmas in the Colonies.
This Christmas was very nice. It were simple and quaint. We spent time with family and got our home in order. One other things we did was have a Christmas dinner in the Colonies.
In Oak Glenn, California there is an American Colonial farm that not only grows apples and turnips and potatoes, oh my, but also does a bit of living history presentation. Riley's Farm was an entertaining tasted of life from the earliest days as American citizens. During the year Riley's Farm hold different events. We happen to go to the Christmas in the Colonies for dinner.
What a great time. Me lovely wife Salma Gundy, Cantankerous Jan and Greydog and I had a great time. No electricity and everyone in colonial attire. We arrived and were greeted by extremely cordial folk who worked for Mr. Riley (who was portraying Patrick Henry this evening). I also ran into me provost, Steven Leon (Admiral Frobisher) who was portraying Captain Braxton, leader of the local militia. What a great surprise.
Before dinner we enjoyed different colonial activities such as 10 pin (a bowling game) and tomahawk throwing. I sunk one hawk and Salma Gundy and Cantankerous Jan landed 2 each and Greydog just scared the shite out of everyone by screaming like a banshee as he threw.
The meal was superb. Home baked bread with wheat grown on the farm, spoon bread, corn chowder soup, meatballs and vegetables (I do not care for vegetables particularly, but these were grown on the farm and were how vegetables should taste), Mt. Vernon Pie (sausage and chicken and vegetables in a gravy), a spiral ham and Martha Washington's chocolate mousse cake. The food was amazing. I ate so much I got physically sick.
During the meal we were treated to live music and singing as well as anecdotes from the Colonial era. We joined in singing many of the songs, specifically Christmas Carols.
The lamplight and firelight in the Hawkshead Tavern made the ambiance perfect. I recommend that if you have a chance to go to Riley's Farm that you take it. It is a nice little day trip. Go have breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are special events (most you do not need to dress in period attire for) and the experience is fun as well as educational.
If'n ye go, tell em Captain Dunn, the Sage Lion sent ya.
It were me granny's birthday yesterday. Me lovely wife Salma Gundy and meself decided to surprise her last evening with a birthday cake. Me thinks Granny was the one whom surprised us. I don't think she were expectin' us.
The first annual PyrateCon. Incredibly wonderful time and everyone there was great. Here is a smattering of Pyrate friends from around the country. If ye recognize yerself, let me know and I will title the pic appropriately.
A wonderful day in Corona, California at the German Village of Koronenburg. This is a nice smaller Renaissance Festival put on by the Crossroads Group. They also produce classes though their L.O.R.E. program. Loyal Order of Recreation Enthusiasts.
If you recognize anyone here, please let me know so I can label the picture correctly.