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.