Last weekend was the Pioneer Museum in Dade City was open for it's big annual celebration. It includes a large quilt show in addition to a smaller show that exhibits all of the Kumquat Festival entries. The eight items on the right side were all made by children. Amiya did not enter this year as Grandma didn't have time to supervise her sewing. Next year she says she'll be back with an entry and we should be settled enough that I can also get something completed.
At the museum they have old fashioned horse pulls and many other demonstrations including pressing sugar cane for the juice which gets boiled down to syrup.
The mule was not interested in walking that morning and they had to keep pushing him. Notice the rollers at the top where the canes get fed through. The juice then pours out and into the large barrel.
I bought a juicer and we have been enjoying the taste of these great Florida oranges. Yesterday we drove all over town looking at furniture to fill in the missing pieces. We found a couple of nice sturdy and very reasonable bookshelves at Ikea. They have been assembled and my sewing room is starting to look like a sewing room. I bought two and should have bought a third. The next trip over we'll pick it up. Pictures of the sewing room to follow soon.