A wonderful find on the shelf

My dear wife Karen came across hand sanitizer during a recent necessary grocery store stop. And not just any hand sanitizer. She was able to bring home two large bottles of the elixir produced at the local plant switched over from a distillery by the good folks at apple orchard complex Beak and Skiff. We…

A great night under the stars with Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive under the stars with a hit. I will have a greater appreciation for the music in my dear wife Karen’s car for sure. Lead singer Rachel Price certainly takes a crowd under her spell. Kudos to the folks at Beak and Skiff for a smooth outdoor show, too. I’d go to their…

No, they did not play Smoke on the Water

Midway through the super set by The Wood Brothers at Beak and Skiff, an alarming amount of smoke began billowing over the left corner of the stage. Dark, ugly smoke. I had to go down and ask the security guards about it. It appears the neighbor with adjoining property was burning something in his fire…

Dang, they easily make the hard cider look tasty

I’ve tried hard cider during a trip with my dear wife Karen, my sister-in-law Lynne and brother-in-law Chuck to the big orchard Beak & Skiff. They make it right there from their own apples and serve it in their own saloon. Everything about the tasting on a crisp October afternoon pointed toward a pleasant experience.…

Apple tasting with the in-laws as I meet Chuck

My brother-in-law Chuck was one of the few on my dear wife Karen’s side who did not make the Miner Family Reunion back in the summer of 2015. The man works awfully hard. This I know because he is up from Hot Springs, Ark., for his job as a quality and safety inspector in the…