I haven’t blogged for a couple of months and am feeling that it’s about time! Doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy, but it’s been very hot and dry and my ability to actually sit down and write is at a low ebb. My grass is so dry that it just crunches when I go for our morning walk. I’ve been watering the garden and the tomatoes are just coming on, so I see canning in my future. Cucumbers are a disaster, just not enough water for them. I met a very tiny baby rabbit in my garden this morning – just the size to hold in one hand and easily pass through my fence.
Enough of that. Last week I joined Sam Castner at the Fox Run Vineyards’ Garlic Festival. It was a very hot day, but we were fortunate enough to be in the last row of booths by the vineyard. Most of the time there was a breeze coming down the hill. Not a cool breeze, but at least air in motion. Here are some photos of our site.
The side panels are now installed on the gates and you can see pictures of them on Sam’s Facebook page. He’s hoping to install the entire gates within the next week. Can’t wait to see it. You can see how dry and dead the grass is here. It’s been a severe drought for this area. We usually have great weather, but this summer has been brutal.
I made a bunch of books and notepads using stainless steel miniatures of Sam’s designs from the huge gates he is making for Fox Run. It was fun to point from the 4″ tree on my book to the 12′ version outside the tent. Compare the jumping fox below with the one in the header. Same design, just scaled up. The wonders of computers and laser cutting.
Please excuse the reflections on the photos, but I had covered everything in Mylar to protect from rain, dust and sticky fingers.
One of my favorites was a large portfolio with a maple tree. I must have looked through 50 papers to find the right one for this background, but it was worth it for the result. This portfolio, along with others, is for sale on Etsy and others are at the Arts Center of Yates County.
I also had a lot of my Fox Boxes that I blogged about last winter.
It was a fun time, in spite of the heat and my exhaustion!