Shelagh had planned such a lovely day for us, knowing the things we like – more covered bridges, a small town, a good lunch, meeting some of her friends (and their dogs) and seeing their crafts and all the while getting to know each other better.
We followed perfect instructions to find her home, Wintermere Farm and set off on our tour. We saw a restored bridge, The Cornwall/Salisbury Covered Bridge, one of the longest, and then one of only seven double bridges, The Pulp Mill Covered Bridge. We learned how Maple syrup is made and saw some of the blue pipework coming from taps in the trunks of the Maple trees, taking the sap for making into syrup. Later we saw one of the Sugar Houses where the reducing of the syrup takes place. I wish I could caption my photos but can’t figure out how to on the iPad!
Bristol was our stop for lunch where we ate in a small restaurant/diner called Snaps and we ate well! We stopped off in a shop and met one of Shelagh’s friends who has a small and well behaved Boxer. Our next stop in the delightful small town was across the wide Main Street where we met painter and wood craftsman, Reed Prescott, whose work we loved. I bought three beautiful buttons, one made of Honeysuckle, one of Black Walnut and one of Maple. I just loved his painted Family Tree and want one like it!
A short drive took us to meet another friend, Christine Homer, a weaver making the most beautiful scarves and shawls in gorgeous colours. We also met her seven month old Golden Labrador who demonstrated what she had been learning at puppy training classes.
All in all a beautiful day spent with beautiful people! Thank you so much, Shelagh.
October 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm
Love the family tree!
October 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm
Me too- saw another today, slightly different. Will post tonight. Thank you for dropping in and taking the time to comment. 🙂
October 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm
Sounds like another lovely day on vacation! I would love to see a maple syrup farm in action… and have a painted family tree like that, too!
October 8, 2013 at 10:03 am
Sugar on Snow, complete directions!
October 9, 2013 at 11:42 am
October 8, 2013 at 9:52 am
Sally & Mr. S – I had SUCH a great time meeting you both in person yesterday, we must do it again, I have lots more to show you!! hugs, Shelagh.
October 9, 2013 at 11:42 am
It was inded a great day out! Having been singing with your SIL for nearly three years in The Suitcases and hearing about you and all our common interests, it was lovely to really meet you and be able to spend a day with you. Thanks again for sharing your Vermont and answering all our questions! 🙂
October 8, 2013 at 12:51 am
what a lovely day!…
October 9, 2013 at 11:44 am
Yes it was! Sorry not to be visiting you, as you can see, days are very full! Thank you for travelling along with us 🙂