Category: billings

Tea at the Estate

My life, recently, has been a whirl of baking and sandwhiching in preparation for our Valentine’s Tea today at work. During the summer they do tea on the lawn at the Billings Estate National Historic Site four days a week. In the rest of the year, we only have tea on special occasions. We did one at Christmas, and one today. This is what my life looks like:

Picture this times 125. Sugar cookies and pink icing.
Cut up 10 cucumbers. Made GIANT vat of egg salad (ew).

And the best part…

Heart shaped strawberry scones, which were actually described by a visitor today as “the best scones they’d ever tasted.”

Yup. I am a scone master. But above all, today reminded me that I really do love my job.

Billings Estate National Historic Site


Since I posted pics of Pinhey’s at the beginning of the summer, I guess it’s only fair that I do the same for Billings since I started working there in September. It’s a gorgeous place too, but instead of being in the middle of nowhere it’s sort of right in the middle of the city. The cemetery was particularly gorgeous today, so I snapped some pictures with my cell. I love that both museums have cemeteries. It makes them more creepy and more authentic. This month we’re doing Murder Mysteries, ghost hunts and seances at Billings. And a Haunted Walk at Pinhey’s. I love October.