Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The beauty of Martin County Indiana

Late fall looking down on the White River in Martin County

Early fall in Martin County

Fog over the White River in Martin County

A foggy morning in late fall

Hindostan Falls where the thriving town of Hindostan once was.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

More of our favorite fall spots

Ferdinand State Forest, Ferdinand, Dubois County, Indiana

In front of the Spring Mill State Park Lodge

Pioneer Village, Spring Hill State Park, Mitchell, Indiana

Hamer Creek, Spring Mill State Park

Friday, October 12, 2012


Patoka Lake

Crawford County

Sorghum Making at the Crawford County Annual Sorghum Festival

Patoka 4 Seasons Resort

Wedding at the Leavenworth Inn Overlooking the Ohio River

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Means Sorghum Making in Southern Indiana

East of Orleans in Orange County, Indiana down a country road, head to the Miller family’s farm for maple syrup which this family makes by tapping trees in the spring and then sells in gallon jars until they run out. But Mrs. Miller, the mother of 12, also cans jars of dark rich looking sorghum on her porch shelf where she sells her baked goods on Saturdays along with her peach preserves, bottles of honey and maple syrup. One of Mrs. Miller’s children ran into the house to copy a sorghum cookie recipe so that anyone buying her mother's sorghum would know what to do with it. And for those who are looking for fresh sorghum, maple syrup, peach preserves or baked goods, the Millers don’t have phones, but ask in Orleans and almost anyone can tell you how to get there. Mrs. Miller's The Best Ever Sorghum Cookies 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening melted 1 egg 1/2 cup sorghum 2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon vanilla Cream sugar and melted shortening. Add egg and sorghum beat well. Add flour, and soda; mix well. Add vanilla. Drop on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 about 12 minutes. And if you want to watch sorghum being made, don't miss the Sorghum Festival, held this year on Saturday, October 20th at the Crawford County High School, 1130 South State Road 66, Marengo, IN.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Our Hills are ALIVE with Autumn!

Hit the road to see some of our beautiful fall colors. Here are some suggestions:

The 66th Annual Persimmon Festival starts on September 29th in Mitchell, Indiana where they love all things orange this time of the year.

To find out more, visit

Enjoy the colors at the wonderfully grand historic French Lick Resort in French Lick. 

Best place to do so? On their wonderful old fashioned porch.

While there check out the award winning French Lick Winery.

Take a boat tour of Patoka Lake or join in on one of their sunset wine cruises.