Over the next two days (Saturday and Sunday), we have something in town called, “The Hebron Maple Festival.” Now, I say we like I have something to do with it. In actuality, spanning my almost five years of living in this town, I haven’t experienced an ounce of festivity.
It’s my fault. Even though I was raised to enjoy nice things as they dangle before my nose, I rarely do. It’s almost as if I think I’m too good for them. I’m sure it’s leftover sentiment from my teen years when I thought I was too good for everything. Which is strange, because every time I do get out there to enjoy something, I have fun. Perhaps I’m a stick in the mud.
Well, no more. I’ve been told, in no uncertain (very friendly) terms, that either this Saturday or Sunday, I am to visit not one, not two, but maybe three “exhibits” in the area that have to do with this year’s Maple Festival. We just took a drive down the road to skedaddle for a house showing and we passed by a whole line of Maple trees with buckets hanging from their bases, so I am actually excited about the prospects.
Every so often we get one of those free newspapers delivered with the mail. I usually chuck them in the recycling bin, but lately Laura has been keeping them to use for packing. Since we’ve been saving them, they somehow get opened on the kitchen table and just this week, we went over what activities were supposed to take place this weekend. My stick in the mud self even looked over the list and saw some events I might be interested in. I wouldn’t mind stopping by the Country Carpenters‘ Barn for some woodworking and wood turning demonstrations. They also engage in elusive blacksmith operations, so I’d like to take pictures of that. But I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the Revolutionary War Encampment demonstrations as well. I’ve never done that and I think perhaps it’s time.
In years past, I’ve heard about places to watch syrup being made at local sugar houses and this year’s no different. We have Wenzel Sugar House, Woody Acres Sugar House and Pierce’s Sugar House to choose from. This is probably tops on my list, but capturing daring video of a Revolutionary War Encampment wouldn’t be bad either.
Whatever we do, I’m sure we’ll take plenty of video and pictures. I hope to make good use of my time because now that I’ve whet your appetite for the whole thing, I’d surely be disappointed if I didn’t do a good job. See you soon.