On December 3, 2005 we had our first annual cane grinding/cooking barbeque party. It was our way of sharing with our friends, customers and family some old time southern traditions, such as grinding sugar cane and cooking it down into syrup. Everyone that came and spent the day with us left with their own bottle of cane syrup. Of course dinner was served right after the cooking and there was plenty of freshly baked biscuits to try out the still warm syrup.
This year our event will be held Saturday, December 1, 2006. We will start around 7am with the cane grinding that goes until we have enough juice to fill our 80 gallon syrup kettle. Around noon we will lite the fire and begin the process of cooking the juice into syrup. This takes about 4 hours. During this time our friends, customers and family will have time to walk around and enjoy looking at our wooden windmill collection, watch an old hit-n-miss engine turn a grist mill making grits and meal, look at our blacksmith forge and tools used by old blacksmiths years ago and we hope to have a demonstration. It's a wonderful time to just come and relax, meet new friends and enjoy some good food. We hope this year the Skeeter Creek Bluegrass Band will return and play for us again.
Please take the time to look at our pictures from our 2005 and 2006 party.