Monday, September 17, 2012

Johnny Appleseed Festival...the day after!

It is the day after the Johnny Appleseed Festival and all that is left is what is hanging on the stockings, a white petticoat and an old dress that has seen better days.

The Johnny Appleseed Festival is a once a year festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana which celebrates the life of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. John is buried in Fort Wayne after a long life of apple planting and Bible sharing.

The festival draws thousands of folks and this year was no different as the weather was spectacular. In the settlers area it is possible to watch blacksmithing, spinning, wool dying, tin making, butter churning...well just about anything that belongs to Pioneer times. I always tell stories in the children's area telling those old tales and bringing lots of kids up on stage to help tell the stories as well!

Needless to say the festival takes my time both days from morning until evening. Last night I brought large containers home of beef stew cooked on an open fire for the last hurrah of Jonah's birthday! Cider and dumplings complete our Autumnal meals as well.

Here is a short video of one of the many musical activities as well. This is the gathering of the bands sharing "Amazing Grace." Let's have a listen....

 As always, thanks for reading and watching!