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 Post subject: Monday HH and dinner
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:46 am 
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We had a great day at the open air museum. It was much bigger than 50 years ago, but some things were as I remembered. As a child I was really impressed that people had to live in such small and dark shacks made from peat. This is what they looked like, and this is the pimped up version.

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They also had a nice small windmill and church.

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And we were told how they ‘harvest’ peat. They could only do it between the end of april and 6/21. It had to dry for 12 weeks, and if harvest after 6/21 I wouldn’t dry anymore. One man harvested 2.500 pieces of peat each day. Those pieces weight 12 to 14 pound.

In 1910 they found a way to do it with a steam engine and a special machine. That machine could harvest 64.000 pieces a day and looked like this.

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Sorry for the history lesson, but I am a historian by profession, although not professionally practicing it anymore.

We are now back at our tiny house drinking white wine (me) and beer (he). About to grill some burgers and eggplants. Cheers! Hope to see some pictures of the monkey meet at Reflexions.


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 Post subject: Re: Monday HH and dinner
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Thanks for sharing. Don't be sorry - we all love to learn. Still working but cheers with my water.


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That's fascinating! I learned a little about peat when I did some research on Scotch. I'm from Bourbon country so I really didn't know much about how Scotch was made other than a lot of it was cured in our used barrels.

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Please post away Ingrid, I love history.

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Had a great day today at Ann’s beach.

Ann and Tara

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Me, ann, Tara

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Sitting out on the back patio drinking Grey Goose Mules. Dinner will be rotisserie chicken, baked sweet potato and steamed veg.

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Think it’s going to be ravioli with corn

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Great day with the gals! Laughs, swimming and lunch...life is good today! Weather is beautiful! Judi, glad you found your sunglasses :D Donover stroganoff and salad here. Likely just having water. :wink:

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Making Italian sausage spaghetti and bread. simple.
might have some sangria.
Thanks for sharing the pics Judi & Ingrid. Super fun!

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worried about the spot on my nose for nothing, she took 2 slices from my leg instead :roll: will have results within 2 weeks. not a promising pattern, face, arm, face, back, face, leg.

great pictures ingrid, very interesting, its nice to learn new things :D great pics of the ladies too. we had donover stuffed cabbage, gatorade again tonight.

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Love the pictures Ingrid and Judi!

We had mac & cheese, fried zuc, corn on the cob,
everthing was yellow
:shock: ........... milk~

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I had two corn on the cob and a popsicle. The ladies are looking rather regal in their posed pics. Will you keep your hair longer once you get back to hairdresser Ann or get back to your regular ‘do’. Looks nice long but I imagine there must always be a hair band. :wink: you’ll be needing a hairband soon Judi :lol:

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Repeat of last night....leftover pizza and Scoops & salsa instead of the salad I had last night.

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I had two corn on the cob and a popsicle.
I am crying laughing at this.......

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We do look rather regal :wink: ....hey I am the 'queen' of that beach soooooo! I likely will go back to my regular 'do' Karen.....and yes, headband is now required (glad I found some!) ...if my hair falls in my face one more time you will hear my scream in Halifax :lol:

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