But here in Carding, we know that’s absurd because the first apples are a good eight weeks away.
Nope, one of the annual treks from here is to visit the cool folks (Ann and Pooh Sprague) who own Edgewater Farm in Plainfieild, NH.
It’s a bit of a ride but they have great strawberries and a farm stand and greenhouses and…and…hmmm…
I hear a strawberry shortcake calling my name.
Sorry, gotta go.
The Carding Academy of Traditional Arts hosted a bus trip to visit the always wonderful Vermont Quilt Festival in Essex Junction this past weekend.
Everyone came home Saturday exhausted and exhilarated by the color and sheer genius of the creators who are celebrated in the oldest running quilt show in New England.
Here’s a tiny sampling of what we saw.
Our first really hot day in Carding yesterday.
The beach on Half Moon Lake was crowded—school just let out last week—and the kids were diving from the rocks, climbing back up and diving again.
But the walking trails, covered by two feet or more of silt washed down by the Corvus River, had remained closed because there hasn’t been time to reopen them.
Until now. Last weekend, a troupe of workers with mowers and clippers reopened the main trail through to Royal Buchanen Road as well as some of the feeder trails.
We all marveled at the way some of the ancient plants—horse tail, fiddlehead ferns, and willow—have flourished. While invasives such as the dreaded Japanese knotweed and stinging nettle have spread.
But the paths are reopened. Hooray.