Sugarcane Harvest

A fun family event at Crowley Natural and Cultural Center

What a perfect day we had this year to enjoy the 1st Annual Sugarcane Harvest at Crowley Museum in Myakka, Florida. The morning had a bit of a chill but soon the cloudless skies allowed for a prefect December day! This was a first time event for Crowley and it was an instant hit. Free admission and a 2 dollar donation for parking got you and your family a full day of fun and history.Sugarcane Harvest

All the farm critters were on their best behavior, there were many wonderful folk music performers, and lots of demonstrations.Crowley Blacksmith Black-smithing, taffy pulling, sugarcane grinding and cooking were just a few of the great displays. SoldiersThere were many vendors in “period apparel”, soldiers, Indians and my favorite…the cowboys… Cowboys and IndiansThere was horseback riding on the trails, soap making, chair weaving and more. There is no way I can tell you how much we seen and did on one short blog so after reading follow the link to our additional photos to see more!Bit of Hope Ranch

The food was wonderful! Pancakes with wild hog sausage and cane syrup, Big Reds BBQ and Boy Scout Troop 89 had all kinds of lunch foods prepared. Local honey, jams, cakes, and kettle corn really topped of the selections of treats. Fiorelli Wines were also available for tasting – very yummy!

A taste of real Florida

Sugarcane – yum!

There were many demonstrations on pioneer living but my favorite time was spent watching boys shoot marbles in the grass. I long to have lived in such a simpler time.Shooting Marbles

It was a magical day and I am very much looking forward to their Heritage Festival coming up in Feb. We will be camping out there for that weekend and we are really looking forward to a fun evening round the campfire!

After event fun

After event fun! We gathered after the event, around the campfire, for stories, dancing fun and more music.

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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3 Responses to Sugarcane Harvest

  1. Hi there, do you have a link to the Heritage Festival in February? Sounds interesting. Thanks!

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