Aunt Eunice here to invite you out to visit our 19th century farm museum and learn something about the past. Now that summer is here you may find you’d like to spend some time in the fresh air. The last time I wrote to you I mentioned about taking it easy this summer. A visit to Quiet Valley might just be the ticket. This Saturday June 15th, along with the tour, you can enjoy the Summer Garden Party for no additional charge. Our theme area will feature Pennsylvania German Floral Motifs and adults can make some wall hangings or quilt a small piece using flower designs as inspiration. Children will have fun with vegetable stamping and making hex sign string art. At Brunching in and on the Garden you can try samples of thyme flavored jam filled cookies, lemon/basil cake and herb potato salad. We will be happy to discuss culinary herbs and edible flowers with you while there. Here is a link to Edible Flower Information. Remember, when in doubt, don’t eat it! Historic interpreter Jeanne Quinn will give you a tour of the kitchen garden and explain some of the medicinal uses of herbs and wild plants. Down at the outdoor brick bake oven they will be making herb breads and samples will be shared. The weather should be lovely so I hope to see you out here taking it easy for a while.
During the summer there are a number of chances to see some very talented craftspeople and artists sharing their passion for various folk art and heritage crafts. We call these our summer highlights and there is no extra charge to see them demonstrate while you are here for the tour. Look under Summer Highlights under Calendar of Events to see this year’s schedule.
Next Saturday, June 22nd, is Children’s Day and it is an extra good time for families visiting Quiet Valley. Young folk can try out various old time chores like Laundry Day and “Vegetable” picking or make crafts and play games. Truly some old fashion fun and a nice time in the fresh air.
Summer Garden Party and Children’s Day give Quiet Valley’s summer season a great beginning. I hope you will come out and visit with us.
Picnics, barbecues, visiting the swimming hole, fishing, boating, jigsaw puzzles on Sunday afternoons, gardening, walking barefoot in the rain, ahhhh! And so it begins…Summer!!
Take care and see you soon. Aunt Eunice