What an amazing weekend for the thirteen people (and Charlie the dog) who were fortunate enough to come to Deb and Ian’s for our annual turning weekend.
The plus twenty temperatures removed the three foot high snowbanks around Deb’s house, caused an explosion of crocuses on the hill above the house, expunged the need for motor home heating, allowed opening of garage doors in the turning area, brought in some migrant birds for Trent to obsess about and warmed the weekend. Thanks Deb and Ian for ordering up real summer weather.
The group had great fun at Mel’s expense offering all kinds of advice on how to deal with his sore foot. There was speculation that the consumption of white wine had caused his gout to flare up. Al provided the perfect solution with a specialized walking cane fashioned out of a suitable offering from the forest floor. With the skill of a real carver, Al scooped out a ‘red wine only’ cup, created a comfortable fit for the hand and passed the ‘cane’ around for others to decorate.
Our time together in the workshop was valuable for sharing techniques and design suggestions. At predictable intervals our work was punctuated with spectacular food, homemade pies and buns and great conversation. This is definitely a weekend to keep in your plans for next year.