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Friday, September 18, 2015

More Middleton Scenery

This morning I went back to Middleton Place. This time I went with my neighbor Nancy.

Looking out from the house site to the Ashley River.  Waking up to this view every day would be amazing.

The little gator is thinking about how fast the bird really is

that is a log, not a gator, we did see a couple alligators in the pond, but not as many

I like they left the gate standing.

We learned about the rice harvest. This year they had just a little bit of rice already harvested.  They taught us more about the process of making it ready to ship to Europe. The process of husking it, polishing it and putting into wooden barrels.  How new trade routes with Asia helped bring about the demise of Carolina Gold Rice.

They are making a new morter. First they started out with a chisel and a hammer. Then they decided to burn out the center. The burning went much faster!

The view from the window of the cooperage.

Stable yards.  We did not see any of the cats today.

It was a fun way to spend a couple hours.

Middleton is a wonderful place!

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