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Sedro Woolley

Normally for errands, we head west to Bow-Edison, south to Burlington-Mount Vernon and rarely north to Bellingham.  But we really do not head east to Sedro Woolley.  So today we had to get blood tests done and our Burlington lab closed so we decided to head to Sedro Woolley.  Since it was such a crappy day we chose to make a day of it there.

Heading into town:

pulling into Sedro Woolley

We got our blood drawn and then headed to The Iron Skillet for a late breakfast:

Heading to the SkilletIron Skillet

Then we headed to downtown to go to the Woolley Market

The Woolley Market

and Oliver Hammer.

Oliver Hammer sidewalk

Then we headed to the Sedro Woolley Museum.  We had never been, and it is fascinating. Warning, there are lots of photos of items that intrigues me.  Many are not that good because I was using my cell phone, and there are reflections from the lighting.

Woolley's chair

Woolley’s chair

Dr. Jones Vet diploma

Dr. Jones Vet diploma

Old vet supplies

Old vet supplies

WWII food poster

WWII food poster

Belleville shingle mill

Belleville shingle mill

Blanchard Saw Mill 1926

Blanchard Saw Mill 1926

Homespun Homegrown wool bedspread 1835

Homespun Homegrown wool bedspread 1835

Samish Bay Logging Compnay Blanchard

Samish Bay Logging Company Blanchard

Sedro Woolley school names

Sedro Woolley school names

apple press

apple press

chain saw tree

chain saw tree

Dentistry in a logging camp

Dentistry in a logging camp

Sedro Woolley taverns matchbooks

Sedro Woolley taverns matchbooks

Sedro Woolley bank robbers

Sedro Woolley bank robbers

Edison State bank robbery information

Edison State Bank robbery information

Edison State bank desk with bullet hole

Edison State Bank desk with bullet hole

Scotch Irish tarheels

Scotch Irish Tarheels

The Courier Times

The Courier Times

Moonshine still

Moonshine still

Paul's Service Station calendar

Paul’s Service Station calendar

Smoke means trouble sign

Smoke means trouble sign

Repeal 18th amendment

Repeal 18th amendment

Skagit River Lumber & Shingle Co.'s Mills

Skagit River Lumber & Shingle Co.’s Mills

Bendix Skagit Corporation sign

Bendix Skagit Corporation sign

Information about Orth spinning wheel

Information about Orth spinning wheel

Orth spinnng wheel, gloves and socks

Oath spinning wheel, gloves and socks (check out the knitting needles)

Private hospitals

Private hospitals

Community Hospitals

Community Hospitals

Memorial Hospital brochures

Memorial Hospital brochures

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital

Timber hospitals

Timber hospitals

Dr. Gross bag

Dr. Gross bag

Government hospitals

Government hospitals

Northern State Hospital early photos

Northern State Hospital early photos

Northern State Hospital physicians

Northern State Hospital physicians

Northern State Hospital medical equipment

Northern State Hospital medical equipment

Northern State Hospital treatments

Northern State Hospital treatments

boxes and basket made by Northern State Hospital patients

boxes and basket made by Northern State Hospital patients

wooden chain made by Northern State Hospital patient

wooden chain made by Northern State Hospital patient

ashtray and quilt made by Northern State Hospital patients

ashtray and quilt made by Northern State Hospital patients

information about handcrafted pieces from Northern State Hospital patients

information about handcrafted pieces from Northern State Hospital patients

Doctoress Elizabeth Tingley

Doctoress Elizabeth Tingley

Dr. Georgiana Batey information

Dr. Georgiana Batey information

Dr. Georgiana Batey photo

Dr. Georgiana Batey photo

Dr. Georgiana Batey portrait

Dr. Georgiana Batey portrait

There was a lot of information in the research library there including one of my favorite topics, Blanket Bill Jarman.

Ray Jordan article on Blanket Bill

Ray Jordan article on Blanket Bill

Then we went to the gift shop where I bought a book about the Sedro Woolley bank robbery and a recipe booklet.

Old Fashioned Recipes booklet

Old Fashioned Recipes booklet

This was a great way to spend a rainy day.  I highly recommend it (except maybe the blood tests).

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Busy Weekend

We were supposed to go away this weekend, but our cows still have not calved so those plans were scraped, and we are trying to enjoy ourselves here.  On Friday I collected maple sap from tapping two of our maple trees the day before.  Here are the spiles in the trees, the trees themselves and the 5 gallons collected.

We had a bonfire party Friday evening.  We burned quite a bit of the cottonwood that night and enjoyed the company of family and friends.  It was quite enjoyable.  Below are photos of the fire and its sparks as well as a video of it.

firesparks

On Saturday I was able (for the first time) to attend Saint Distaff’s Day in Monroe.  I caught up with my great sheepy friends John and Eliz.  Here are the spinners there:

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Then I picked up our unsmoked pork from Silvana Meats and delivered some of it to its new owners.

Today I boiled the sap from our maple tree most of the day.

sap on stove

We visited my mother-in-law to educate me in how to quilt.  I am wanting to make a lap blanket from my great-grandmother’s wool batting and bits of  some of my favorite clothing items over the years.

When we came home I finished up the maple syrup and here it is.

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The plan is to have pancakes in the morning!

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