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:
We got our blood drawn and then headed to The Iron Skillet for a late breakfast:
Then we headed to downtown to go to the Woolley Market
and Oliver Hammer.
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.
There was a lot of information in the research library there including one of my favorite topics, Blanket Bill Jarman.
Then we went to the gift shop where I bought a book about the Sedro Woolley bank robbery and a recipe booklet.
This was a great way to spend a rainy day. I highly recommend it (except maybe the blood tests).
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.
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:
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.
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.
The plan is to have pancakes in the morning!