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Cool oysters under sunny Nova Scotia Skies

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Avondale_grapesI had a fabulous time this past weekend at the Avondale Garlic Festival. This annual event is such a different pace from the hustle and bustle of my other shows, that it almost feels like a vacation. And how great to see my fellow artisans!

Talented blacksmith Alexa Jaffurs was my booth neighbour
Talented blacksmith Alexa Jaffurs was my booth neighbour

Avondale Winery, famous not only for its award-winning wines, but also its move of a historic church, puts on two annual festivals – one in June, one in September. Juried artisans show their wares, farmers sell garlic and other produce, there is live music and food trucks, wine and ale tastings, contests and workshops, and chef demos.

Tents are set up in the meadow, for artists and garlic vendors
Tents are set up in the meadow, for artists and garlic vendors

It’s wonderful to connect with people personally. There are several folks who come to see me here every year.

I love these Pirate rings this wonderful lady designed and had made for her
I love the Pirate rings this wonderful collector designed and had made for her. Don’t you think they go real well with my Threefooter she fell in love with, to add to her already impressive collection of my work?

Avondale_garlic_festival_whereToThe event was sweetened this year by a couple from Cape Breton, who brought with them not only 8 different varieties of garlic, but also a big ice chest full of oysters! At $15 for a baker’s dozen, how could I resist? Ah, but what a great feeling: to stand in the middle of a meadow in rural Nova Scotia, on this unusually warm Sunday afternoon, and be slurping deliciously sweet, ice cold, beautifully fresh Cape Breton oysters!

PS: sorry to my vegetarian and vegan friends. I had to!

This was the 'auditorium' for presentations and wine & ale sampling
This was the ‘auditorium’ for presentations and wine & ale sampling
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