Despite the rain and gloomy forecast, Meduseld’s open house was a well-attended and fun event!
The rain prevented us from putting out all the displays and products, however, people were able to tour the nearby gardens and structures.
People meandered through the permaculture garden where we discussed soil and pest issues and how they can be remedied without resorting to chemicals. Attendees also viewed the conservatory, taking in the banana trees with developing clusters of fruit, the assorted citrus, papaya, and jabuticaba trees.
People visited and enjoyed hot dogs and good company.
Among all the wonderful people who came to the event, we were delighted to be joined by Emily Estrada, Fibretown podcaster, and her lovely family. Emily also brought her adorable and animated dog, Alice, who promptly took up becoming close friends with our own dog, Beowulf. The two were so animated, though, that taking a picture of them sitting still was nearly an impossible task.
Some of the young men in attendance took charge of cooking the hot dogs over a camp-fire and shared stories.
The children enjoyed other activities, including climbing trees and playing croquet.
It looks like this little darling won the croquet game.
We also had a raffle for a pineapple lace shawl crocheted with Meduseld Romney yarn. The raffle was won by Julie Flanagan who was delighted! Congratulations, Julie!