What a great time we had at the festival this year. This picture was taken just after we set up before the event began. Saturday's crowd was great, but Sunday's was even better.
We got to visit with so many old friends. Several members of our blacksmith group came by to visit. Thanks Tom and Dana, Ned and Esther, Mike and Nancy, Don and Martha, and Mara and Jill.
One thing that I never got tired of were the little ones with their faces beautifully painted by two artists.
Ms. Linley's face matched her purple shirt. Her grandmother is Mara, who gave me the wonderful vintage Elna sewing machine two weeks ago. Linley's grand dad was a blacksmith too.
The blacksmith kept busy hammering all day long, both days. We had a continuous crowd of spectators.
Our friend Scott (who gave me the sweet small Wagner griddle and who also happens to be a blacksmith), demonstrated his primitive bread baking skills. We were lucky enough to be the recipient of several loaves! In fact we made toast with it this morning and had some with our dinner tonight. Thanks Scott.
We couldn't have asked for better weather. The company and the sales were great.
Life is good.