Monthly Archives: October 2012

Locust Grove

After the Sheep and Wool Festival, we decided to check out Locust Grove, the historic estate of Samuel Morse. I love all of the estates along the Hudson. Each year around this time we go to a different one. The views are always so gorgeous with the fall foliage. This house was not enormous, but the impressive thing about it, is that it has all of the original items from the last family to live in the house, the Youngs. Tons of stuff, including all of the minutae and tchotchkes, which I adore. Of course, no pics are allowed in these places, and the tour was so small, so I couldn’t be sneaky. I managed to risk it and take one pic of this great old dollhouse, with little china dolls. Someday I will wile away the hours on my ultimate dollhouse….it will happen!

Sheep and Wool

Last weekend we finally made it to the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. I have friends who go every year and rave about it, so we decided to check it out on our annual fall drive to NY State. I have to admit, I was a bit overwhelmed with how crowded and enormous it was, so I only got a few pictures. I’ll definitely go back next year, though. Get there early in the day, and instead of dragging my poor husband, maybe I’ll go with my fellow wool loving friends!


Here are some photos from earlier in October, when we went to Millbrook Days, which is our favorite fall event! Last year it was cancelled because of all of the crazy weather we had on the east coast, so were really happy it was back this year!