Living History Farms Family Christmas video

A quick look at some of the wonderful fun had at Living History Farms for their Family Christmas event on December 2, 2023. This event is unique and fun, and it would be great for the demand to grow so they could do it more than just one day for three hours.

Living History Farms – December 2, 2023

Peverill’s Apiary video

In this interview, the one thing I forgot to ask is … “what is an apiary?” I had a dad joke and everything ready to go. Maybe next time.

But just in case I was not the only one who was unfamiliar with the word “apiary”…




  1. a place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives.

The more you know.

Peverill’s Apiary – December 2, 2023

Jeff E Pop video

In addition to the fun family activities at Holiday Hullabaloo, they also have several vendors selling items. One such vendor is Jeff E Pop from Altoona. They have many flavors of popcorn, as well as roasted nuts. I brought in a bad of their “Jalapeno Popper” popcorn to share with my coworkers.

But since I am an only child, I never learned to “share” so I ate it all.

(Just kidding, Santa.)

Jeff E Pop – December 2, 2023

Black Cat Ice Cream video

We visited Black Cat Ice Cream for the first time last week. Although I was not brave enough to try their “turkey and stuffing” ice cream, I did quite enjoy the Cursed Apple.

Black Cat Ice Cream counter.

Although this was my first visit there for ice cream, I did find the location quite familiar. I had some great cornbread there, years ago, when it was Woody’s Smoke Shack.

Their menu of flavors was quite interesting. We had three different flavors, and enjoyed them all.

Black Cat Ice Cream menu board.

And while we were there, we got a wonderful interview with Abby who let us know more about this delightful ice cream shop…

November 28, 2023 – Black Cat Ice Cream