Saturday, November 30, 2013


We went back to the Limestone distillery and found out why they were closed the other day. They had been broken into and had a fire. We didn’t get to tour the distillery area but did get to taste the shine and there was lots to see anyhow. We took lots of photos, so here is a look.


This bar is made of barrel staves, some with the bung still in them.


The counter top was cork.


More barrel stave and top art work.


There is a passport book that tour takers can get stamped and the end of the bourbon trail stops, gets you a cool tee shirt.


I kindof ‘ wanted a tee shirt, but passed, I thought I just didn’t want to have that much tied up in a tee shirt. Click on the photos for a larger view.

When Tim Smith came out of the woods and went legal, he has his shine made here.


Barrel and scale for weighing.


Autographed photo of Tim.


Silver serving tray in the tasting area.


A very large old “worm” in the lobby.


Now that’s a work of art !


Even tinier yet !

Now, about the taste test, you might ask ?

The “sugar shine” proofed at 100 proof and it was a bit hot for my taste.

The “revenge” was smooth, very smooth, but a lower proof.

There were other fruit based  liquors to be sampled, but, I just never much cared for the fruity stuff and I didn’t try them.

Monday, November 25, 2013


On a day off we went to one of the local distillery’s to see what all the noise was about. Naturally we took a few photo’s along the way. We went to Lebanon Kentucky where Tim Smith’s, now legal, moonshine is made. You may remember Tim as one of the stars of the TV series “MOONSHINE”.Here is a link to his web page .

Here is some photo’s of the distillery.




Are they country you might ask ? Well, they are on a rural free delivery route, note the mail box.


The building front.


The entrance. Yup, they were closed and we didn’t get the tour and moved on after checking back a couple of times. Since we rise at 0415hrs. each work day, we got a early start and thinking they might open later, we had breakfast at the Huddle house. Still closed at 0930 hrs. , and no operating hours posted that we could find.

We moved on down the line.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Veterans Day weekend, we are on our “work Hardening” schedule at SDF-1, and we had a day off. We drove over to the Mammoth Cave National Park.100_3966

Because of the Holiday, the tickets were free ! It is a bit hard to get there, but well worth the effort. You will never be able to see it all in one trip. Bring your Rv and stay in the campground for a week, and you still won’t see it all.

As is our usual practice, we took the back roads and came in through the community of Cub Run and across the Green River on the ferry. The cool small ferry ride was one of the high points of our day. It was after boarding that I picked up the camera and shot this short video from behind the wheel.

Ferry Crossing as seen from behind the wheel, across the hood

Our “back roads agenda” always seems to surprise and amaze us. Here are a few photos that we snapped along the way.


These silent sentinel’s still stand watch over a old home place.


Faded history shinning in the early morning sunshine.


Harvested Tobacco hangs in the drying shed.


The identifying quilt block patch on this Tobacco Barn has a familiar sounding name.


The Park has a fleet of Eco Friendly vehicles to service the visitors needs.

Friday, November 8, 2013


The Green River Lake State Park has so much to offer it’s campers ! Here is a look at a few of it’s features.


It is November, so the store has just closed for the season.


The wifi is from these repeater towers and it ain’t bad at all !


The front gate is closed this late in the year. The campground host takes care of everything at his site or from his golf cart.


There are several docks, boat ramps and parking areas.


There are several playground areas.


A two way dump station.100_3954

The amphitheater.


The storm shelter and additional laundry room.


Here is what our campsite looks like.

All in all, it is a cool place to stay !

Sunday, November 3, 2013


The Sugar Beet Harvest is over and we have arrived at the Green River Lake State Park, in Campbellsville Kentucky. Here is a look out of the office slide window.


The campground has lots of Sycamore trees with varying shades of golden Fall colors that grace the air with their flights in the light breeze. Here is a look at the front of our campsite.


As in most of America’s Heartland States it is Deer Season and fishermen are still out on the lake. The beautiful trees also screen the satellites from our roof dome, so , we deployed our tripod dish. We receive the local TV channels out of Louisville, in addition to all that other satellite feed stuff .


In this campground there are no sewer hookups. We will have a “pump out” service that comes every Monday. Since we have three different dump valves, we have marked each of them with red tags to help the pump out crew locate them.


The campground has a store, a laundromat and a shower house. Several nice playgrounds and a ampitheatre just above the beach.

There is good internet wifi here with several repeaters scattered around the park.

We have two bars of cell phone signal here.

I’ll try to shoot a quick video look of the campground for a later blog entry.

Friday, November 1, 2013


The Sugar Beet harvest is over for 2013 ! Today is the round up day for us. That is the day that we round up our plunder and get ready to hoist the anchor so we can depart for Amazon dot com’s Christmas rush season. Here is a quick look at the larger than normal pile that Betty and I worked on this season. This first video is of the head end of the pile with the piling machine walked out away from the pile. Followed by a drive through the Sugar Beet Valley.

2013 Sugar Beet pile

To give a idea of just how big our pile of beets was this year, we shot a drive by video. Here is a look.

A drive by look at the pile

Each foot of this pile has 190 tons of beets in it ! Now, folks, that’s a lot of beets ! Remember that at this piling station, there are three large piles.

Here is a look at the chart with the tonnage figures on it. Note that the chart doesn’t go as high as our pile actually is. Our pile is 35 feet high and the chart only goes up to 34 feet !


Click on any photo for a larger view.