Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stone House at Cold Saturday

Miss Carol's niece, Robin, and her husband are staying at the old stone house adjacent to Cold Saturday Farm while they build a house on Miss Alice's property. They held an open house for their friends and relatives (and friends of relatives, too)! It was built around 1740, and has certainly held up well!

The view of the cabin and pond from their front porch was spectacular. You got a sense of how special it was for Miss Carol and her siblings, growing up at Cold Saturday Farm. In the winter they went ice skating on the pond and warmed up by the fireplace in the log cabin.

We visited the horse barn, where I found a cute little donkey friend!

We drove the mini down to the cabin, which was just as cute as the stone house. It makes a great guest cottage!

Miss Alice was game to ride in the back seat of my Mini Cooper. Getting in was not a big problem, but it was a little tricky getting her out of it!

Robin (right) has lots of friends that not only ride horses like she does, but also like to dress up in period costumes. This couple not only raise Friesian horses, but also dressed up in Medieval garb!

Jeb Stuart and his wife also dropped by, fresh from a Civil War battle. It really gave the party a festive flair!

Last, but not least, we stopped by to see the Orchard Barn, which has been newly renovated for wedding receptions. It seemed like the perfect location for a nice contra-dance wedding. I'll have to keep that in mind just in case we should happen to have another one!

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