learning to flail

231/365: wheat


Saturday we visited the Mill City Museum & Farmer’s Market. We got a free threshing lesson using a method called flailing – basically beating a pile of dry grain stalks with a simple log and chain tool until the seeds come out. We were surprisingly good at it. But, then, we’ve been flailing for years.

07.22.13 Figaro!

One of my favorite new traditions of the summer: the Mill City Summer Opera staged in the Mill City Museum courtyard under the stars. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a summer evening.

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This year, the Mill City Summer Opera performed Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.