A Scottie, an elephant or a University of Alabama "A" will give your mailbox that personal touch! Handmade from the Heart designs displayed some of its wares last weekend at the Orrville Tractor Show. I suspect that since Iowa State upset Oklahoma State in college football last night that those big red A's will sell really well! The Crimson Tide's dreams of playing in the national championship just got closer.
Visitors to the Kenan's Mill Festival on Saturday tour the interior and hear how cornmeal was made. This mill was built in the 1860s and ground meal until the 1970s. It was restored by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, and the grounds can be rented for special events at reasonable rates.
There's no doubt which team this young fiddler and his grandad will be pulling for tonight! Caleb Bryant has been fiddling since age four and now plays with the bluegrass gospel band Crimsongrass. He entertained the crowd at the Kenan's Mill Festival near Selma today, but tonight he'll be cheering on the No. 2 University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team as it meets the No. 1 Louisiana State University Bengal Tigers. Sportswriters and talkers are calling it the Game of the Century.
Not only is the food delicious, but the live music is superb, and you get to see cornmeal ground at the 1860's gristmill. Don't forget to buy some! Oh, and stone-ground grits are for sale too!
Cross the swinging bridge across Valley Creek to see the old brick kiln, but if you'd rather not take that challenge, head back across the iron bridge to take the trail from there.
Tour the miller's house, then sit upon a bale of hay or your lawn chair and listen to the music!
Kids and adults will both enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides, and somewhere in the midst of all this, a team of investigators will share their findings of unusual sights and sounds at Kenan's Mill. You might be surprised...or NOT!
It's November Theme Day, and the feature is FENCES. Down South, decorative fences are often used for decorating, and last spring, I captured this colorful quilt on the ArtsRevive terrace fence. The occasion was StreetFest.
Grist State Park is a favorite getaway for "metro Selmians." Well, Dallas County is about as rural as you can get, but the park features a big fishing lake, hiking trails, picnic and swimming areas, paddleboats and primitive plus modern camping facilities. There's also an office, snack machines and peace of mind! (Photo by Jacob Gresham)