Friday, October 29, 2010


a portrait of a smiling lady from the 1850s with long curls in her hair and a jacket with white fur down the front This month the Filson is having a series of lectures and exhibits all centered around the theme of Kentucky and Ohio River Valley portraits from 1802 - 1920. The "Lessons in Likeness Events" include: November 11 Opening of the Filson Portrait Exhibit 5:15 p.m. Reception Lecture by Estill Curtis Pennington author of " Lessons in Likeness" Guided audio tours of the exhibit will be available November 12 through March 31. The Filson has been collecting, preserving and telling the stories of Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley history and culture since 1884. Thousands of people visit the Filson annually to conduct research, attend programs and lectures or tour the Ferguson mansion and Museuum. Visit their website at or give them a call at 502-635-5083 for more information about special events.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


a lady in red jacket and red cap making donuts for sale at hubers orchard a table with a display of different apples for sale at huber orchard people outside around a huge balloon scarcrow people outside around a big table piled high with orange pumkins and a big white barn in the background Just a 30 minute country drive from Louisville and Woodhaven is a you-pick-it farm called Hubers. I have been going for many years and taking friends and family for a nice drive and lunch. This time of the year you can pick your pumkin out in the field or take the easy route and choose from the abundant selection they have ready to go. Other goodies include fresh apple cider, caramel apples, homemade fruit pies, apple butter.... and my favorite warm pumpkin doughnuts! They also have a hay ride out to the apple and pumkin patches and lots of old trackers for the kids to sit on.

Monday, October 4, 2010


a white sheet grazing in a green field On October 10 Capriole Farm, in Greenville Indiana, will host it's annual Fall Open House. This is a wonderful chance to visit the farm where some of the best goat cheese in the US is produced. You can tour the farm and see the goats and even sample Judy Schad's award winning cheeses. It is just a short drive from the Inn to the farm in southern Indiana. Take a picnic or better yet plan on partaking of some fabulous barbecue prepared by Louisville's top chef, Dean Corbett who is the owner of Equus and Corbett's restaurants.