Also, I've spent some time reading Lynn Austin's 3-book series titled Refiner's Fire set in the Civil War Era. It's very thought provoking to say the least.
We took a little road trip, Y'all, to Kyle Carver's Orchard in Cosby, Tenn. The scenery made the trip nearly as fun as getting to the orchard.
We were in search of some old fashioned Winesaps (and a few peppers since the price was right. Have you noticed what they're wanting for red peppers in the grocery stores?) These were .25.
It took about an hour to get there. It's a very popular spot with their 100 varieties of apples grown on their 220 some acres of rolling hills. Here's one of the barns.
A view of the orchard from the restuarant. Oh, yes, the food is good! I had catfish w/ coleslaw and pinto beans. Yum! They serve you a small glass of cider with a couple of apple fritters per person while you wait. Try to get a table near the windows if you go, and allow plenty of time to look around. There are lots of apples to choose from and a candy store on the premises, too. It's a nice little trip.
Have a good week, Y'all!