Summer is a distinctly short season in Vermont so the pace of activities seems to speed up when folks turn the calendar page to find they are facing August.
In Carding, August is the month when the whole town gets wrapped up in the annual Fair that takes over the town green for the last weekend of the month.
The Fair began as a simple quilt show organized by the town’s guild members. They’d hang their creations on lines strung from tree to tree, and the townsfolk enjoyed strolling though all the color.
Now in its twentieth year, the Carding Fair has a reputation for being a great time for everyone of all ages with delicious food, music, kayak races on Half Moon Lake, all sorts of crafts, and time to enjoy the last heat of summer before the wind shifts north again.
This set of four stories begins tomorrow with a Carding Chronicle called “Bubble Man.” I hope you stop by to visit. In the meantime, here’s a sample of what’s to come.
You can visit Carding any time in my novels, The Road Unsalted, Thieves of Fire, and The Dazzling Uncertainty of Life. The fourth in the series, Lights in Water, Dancing, will be available for your reading pleasure in August 2018.
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