Everywhere I go I look for different ideas. I want to see something I have never seen. I want to hear things I have never heard. I want to learn something that I didn't know before. I want to be inspired!
I went to the Harvest Days and Fiber Festival at the historical Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro Tennessee a few weeks ago. I have been impatiently awaiting the arrival of my developed film. I have just been busting at the seams to share the experience with you. Unfortunately the pics didn't do the fun any justice.
Most of the visit I eagerly watched on with my mouth open. What a talented bunch of people!
I watched the entire fiber making process....
Here is a sheep... It looks kind of scary though.
A sheep being sheered...
Anyways, the wool was washed, dyed and then carded... There were endless tables of colors. It was like walking through a rainbow!
Then there was a nice lady doing a spinning demo. Actually there were a ton of people doing spinning Demos. I watched all of them in awe... it really is amazing to watch.
I think I need some sheep! Don't you think I need some sheep!?!?!
Next, I walked over the Museum...
Sorry, I only got the one photo inside before my flash buggered up and the rest of the pics were all dark. This log was used for curing meats... That must have been a big tree.
The museum was full of old farm equipment, old doctors tools, and military gear etc.Outside of the museum I struck up a conversation with a really nice lady who was weaving. I became so involved with our talk (imagine that) that the kids ended up patiently sitting on the front porch of the museum and watched a pottery demonstration.... They had their mouths open in awe too... I wonder where they get that from? All the kids loved this guy. He had a very soothing Mr. Rogers tone to him...
I walked over to the old church and peeked my head in the door. I didn't want to walk in though... it was a real nice church... ya know I would have hated for lightening to strike... Look at the stain glass, beautiful!
Next thing I knew the littlest one had to use the restroom, but this place wasn't what he had in mind...
Then we walked over to the old school where I got some ideas... Guess what I want to make now?
If you thought those four horned sheep were scary ladies, wait to you see what we found next! "DON'T GET TOO CLOSE SISSY"!
Just kidding! Hey if I had one of those I would have known my BlackBerry was in the wash way before it hit the spin cycle.
There was so much more that I didn't take pictures of, like the soap making booths... It was such a shame too because those were really interesting. I met a another really nice lady from Hidden Springs Farms. She had the most beautiful goats milk soap display. Then there were baskets full of dried fruits and veggies and there was the art gallery too... I guess I was just so busy taking in the atmosphere that I forgot to take more pics.
Before the end of our day we took a tour of the old grain mill...
It was the perfect end to a beautiful day with my family.