Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Wonderful Evening at the Fort!

Have you ever had one of those days where you know you have something to do after a long day at work and you just want to go home take a quick nap and just chill. Instead you rush home try to get a few things done and rush out the door to a meeting.... It was a beautiful evening, I could be working in the flower beds for a few hours!!!
It was our Master Gardeners Meeting and I really wanted to go I was just tired. So I went home freshened up a little and off Tom & I went.

Well this was the first thing we saw as we pulled into the bay right before getting to the Fort. They were so beautiful and having so much fun, I made Tom stop so I could take a picture. It was a clear beautiful evening and the Fort was looking great with the freshly cut grass and all the trees just busting out everywhere...

(click to read history about the fort)
Job Prickett House built in 1859 by Captain Jacob Prickett's great-grandson, Job.

I'm sure you can imagine all the history that has come out of this beautiful home...
Another house on the property...


But this was why the evening was so wonderful, we got to go into the Fort and enjoy an hour sitting in front of a fire, listening to our wonderful speaker telling us all about all the wonderful herbs that were brought to this country so long ago, looking at all the ones dried hanging from the rafters. She made us feel like we had gone back in time...
Did you know we didn't even have honey bees???


Pointing out each an everyone she had us all amazed with all the interesting little stories she had to tell about the history of how they were used to cook with and dye yarn and clothing with. I could have stayed all evening listening...
But as she said...It will be dark soon and she wanted us to see the herb beds out back!




But herbs weren't the only things out back...
Look at this cutie and what beautiful wool....
These are the little guys that give her the wool to spin and use all those things to dye her yarn with...
What a woman!!!





She pointed out all sorts of yummy herbs and told us what tonic's they were used in or what part of them were used for the most beautiful dyes...

Everyone just taking in every interesting tid-bit she had to tell us...


So that evening I was dreading turned into one the the best evenings I've had in a while...
Spent with amazing gardeners and great friends!!!
Have A Good One,
Lynn





4 comments:

Balisha said...

Hi Lynn,
What a great evening. Are you both master gardeners? Didn't you just love those sheep?...I could visualize mittens, scarves, sweaters, knitting needles...
Balisha

Lynn said...

Balisha, we are both master gardners. It was something we decided to do together a few years ago and it has been wonderful. My husband loves it. We have quite a few men in our group!!! Have a great weekend...

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a wonderful place to visit. I would have liked that so much.Glad you had a wonderful time with friends.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lynn, thanks for the mini field trip. I love to go to our historical landmarks.
I would have loved to heard a talk on herbs, especially in that beautiful setting.
Thanks for sharing.
Yvonne