Walking through Yesteryear

18 Oct

There is something about the mixture of pumpkin spice lattes and red leaves that brings on the festival fever.

At least, that’s what I observed at last weekend’s annual Heritage Day festival at a nearby plantation.

Swarms of people traveled to, essentially, the middle of nowhere to experience the beauty of the plantation and to see the old log cabins and the vendors dressed up like Americans from yesteryear (think long cotton dresses and straw hats). Imagine the fragrance of kettle corn, the texture of scruffy hand-made brooms and the squeal of an accordion, and you’ll have a better picture of the event’s festivities.

My mom sold baked goods — like pumpkin fudge and sourdough bread — while my sister sold her hand-made jewelry. Naturally, I spent much of my time helping them with their stands, but I also had the chance to wander the grounds with my fiancee as we sampled local honey (delicious!), bought fried pies and tried to not get bitten by the goats.

Until next time,

LoveByrd

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