Midday, as I was returning to the farm, I took a side trip to The Bluff.
To reach this scenic view, I had to walk up several steep inclines. This may not look too difficult to you, but keep in mind, it was 93 degrees today.
The bluff is a very high point overlooking the Colorado River and one of the towns that is 7 miles from the farm. I have written several post about this town, including the Colorado River. If you click on the photo, you can see the bridge I photographed for another post.
There is so much history in this one spot, that I cannot do it justice in a single post. Today, I will concentrate on the brewery and home of Heinrich Ludwig Kreische.
After the end of the Mexican War in 1848, many Germans and Czechs began to arrived in Texas. They were attracted to this area because of cheap, fertile farm land and a mild climate. The tree covered hilly landscape, reminded the immigrants of home.
Heinrich Kreische came to America in 1846 from Saxony, Germany. He raised a family of 6 with his wife, Josepha Appelt. The home was built in two stages. Kreische, a master stonemason by trade, constructed numerous buildings in the county. .
In this ravine are the remains of his brewery he began building in 1860. By the middle of the Civil War, Kreische Bluff Beer, was being commercially produced.
I hope these photos give you a sense of what the land is like, in my small part of the world.... I call Home.
This gives a whole different perspective on your area. I'm glad it's not 93 degrees here! We've been having a lot of rainy days. I hope you get some too!ReplyDelete
Hello Ms Sparrow...I was hoping the photos would tell a story. Just a few miles away at my farm, it is still rolling hills, just not rocky. My land is black farm land. There is a slight chance of rain next week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.Delete
I agree that 93 is a bit hot! Beautiful views and what rich history you have around you. I'm happy to send some rain from our area, dear friend. XOXOReplyDelete
Hello Susan...Many of our days, last summer, were over 110 degrees. Thunder and lighting just woke me up...and I hear some sprinkles of rain on my metal roof.Delete
Meggie, This is such an exciting post. Your part of the world is beautiful (and hot) and it really comes across in those photographs. I guess those shady verandahs were a necessity.ReplyDelete
I imagine you could have done with a cool glass of Bluff beer after all that climbing. It was well worth the effort. I hope you get your rain.
Hello Elaine....I was thinking about a cool glass, as I walked around. I failed to mention this is maintained by the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department. The next time I post on of this historic spot, I will show the park ranger. It is 6am and I hear a little rain on my roof. We need more....Delete
Hi Meggie, ooh that's very hot. We rarely get temperatures like that here. We think it's hot if it's over 70! What a lovely place you live in, and that house is gorgeous. I can just see me sitting on the porch with a cold drink and my quilting, gossiping with you. Lots of love xxxReplyDelete
Hello Emma...it is just the beginning of hot for us. It will stay this way long into September, many days over 100 degrees. Now you know why so many of us have wide porches. The farmhouse has one on the south side to catch any breeze that might come my way. You welcome to my porch any day. There will be lots of talking ( gossiping)!Delete
Hi Meggie, you live in a gorgeous part of the world.It looks amazing and this is why I love blogging, you get to see much more than your own little part of the world.ReplyDelete
Hi Anne...I feel the same way. I'm learning about so many other places in a very personal way.Delete
Wow - beautiful scenery :) 93????? I'd keel over!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
So, I guess that means you will need to visit me in March, when it is still in the 70's.Delete
That is hot! Such a beautiful place though. Can I please come share your porch too? xReplyDelete
Come on over, but make it early in the morning when it is still cool.Delete
Dear Meggie, This is so good that I may learn so many things about your country's history. I like this. And also You are a very good photographer that all your photos are so clear and easy to learn.. Thank you so much..ReplyDelete
Thank you Beck...I was hoping you would see this post. I knew you would enjoy it.Delete