Our friends Penny and Jim hold an Artisans' Fair in their barn a couple of times each year. The last event took place last weekend. This is the welcoming committee. I don't know if the cow has a name. All I know is she's pretty big and I am always grateful there's a fence between us.
A shot of one corner of the barn. There were so many different types of art and some of the artists demonstrated their talents. I watched a basket being made, saw a woman hand-looming fabric, felt the tinsmith's hammering right down to my toes and learned about soapmaking, glassworks, jewelry creations and leatherworking. Also, I had a first-hand account of what it's like to fire pottery at ridiculously high temperatures! Amazing, the creativity lurking within so many friendly faces! The barn is gorgeous. Penny and Jim have worked for years to make this structure a gathering place. It is warm and welcoming, not at all "barny." Is that a word? Whatever--you know what I mean. No one needs to watch where they walk in the big red barn--a very good thing, I think.
Good clean living at its best. I know this barn sale made one very special angel smile!