When AD and I visited Silver Dollar City last month there were two main things on my agenda.
Daughter wanted a new noodle cutter. We make a lot of noodles in our family and we love the noodle cutters from Silver Dollar City. I, personally, have 3. The first one I bought was back in 1976.
It cut many a noodle and after many years of use one of the blades (for lack of a better word) somehow got a nick in it. I could still use it but I had to go back and cut each place where the nick went over the dough.
So when Daughter got married 20 years ago, I bought her a noodle cutter and a new one for myself.
Last month this gentleman made our new ones.
It always amazes me when I watch the craftsmen at Silver Dollar City at their work. They make each of their crafts look so easy.
During this year's Fall festival there were a couple of lumberjacks showcasing their skills.
The pole shown above was 40 feet tall. The crowd was told that normally lumberjacks compete climbing poles that are 60 feet in height.
They can shinny up and down those poles in less than 30 seconds. WOW!
There were also sawing demonstrations as well as axe throwing.
But the competition I really wanted to see was log rolling. These two guys did some of that but my photos didn't turn out very well.
Here they were running from the shore across several logs out to that platform.
They both fell in a few times.
Oh, I think I forgot to mention that the temperature that day was in the high 40's and there was quite a wind blowing across the water.
At one point one of the lumberjacks just stayed in the water until he absolutely had to get out. AD said he was probably warmer staying in the water.
All I know is I was freezing and if I hadn't wanted to see that demonstration so bad I would have been inside somewhere drinking a nice mug of hot chocolate.