Guest Writers: Jay L. & Amy H.
Hand Camp far exceeded our expectations! Thanks to Kate, Chris and the Schellinger family for putting together a wonderful weekend.
This was our second event at the Avon Hills Folk School. The setting is bucolic: rolling wooded hills, burbling creek, crackling bonfires, chickens and a couple of roosters for background sound and entertainment. We took classes in spoon carving and leatherworking. The instructors were knowledgable, patient and helpful. We learned fun new skills and were pleased with the spoons, bags, wallets and belts we made. A delicious breakfast included maple syrup from the very maple trees that surrounded us, and for dinner we each made our own pizzas (complete with sautéed hen-of-the-woods and chanterelle mushrooms foraged from the property) and baked them in the 800-degree brick oven we had built at our first class earlier in the summer.
Our experiences at the Folk School added so much to our summer. When’s the next event? We’ll be back for more!