Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Muster Field Farm Days is this weekend!

Harvey Road, North Sutton
August 23-24, 2014
10am – 4pm
The museum's largest event of the year, a two-day celebration of all things agricultural, historical, and farm-related. This event features special exhibits and demonstrations positioned over the farm’s large fields and in its historic buildings.

See haying and threshing, hand hewing of timbers, stonewall building and stone splitting, blacksmithing, and other farm-related skills. Craft demonstrations include spinning, weaving on antique looms, lace making, rug making and much more.

Children can make and enjoy homemade ice cream, using ice cut by hand during the Farm’s annual Ice Harvest event, held at nearby Kezar Lake each January.

Displays of the Farm’s many artifacts will be featured in the Ezekiel Little, Hildredth, and Hardy-Pillsbury Barns, a reminder of farm work and life from days past. Oxen and smaller animals will be on display. Antique trucks, cars and tractors are on parade at 3 p.m. each day, and work-saving antique small engines are exhibited. An assortment of food, jellies, jams, and vegetables are available at the Farm Stand, and wonderful food is served throughout the day. And don’t miss Muster Field's famous Roast Beef Supper on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.! Tickets for the supper are required: $12 for adults and $5 for children, available by reservation (927-4440), or at the Farm

Farm Days hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free for members, and for all children 6 and under; $5 for non-members. PLEASE NOTE: Due to large attendance, they are unable to conduct Homestead tours during this event.

Friday, January 31, 2014

STORIES at the STONE BARN Storytelling Workshop in NH, March 11-13, 2014

Overlooking spectacular Lake Sunapee, the Stone Barn has
stories to tell.Come visit us and learn to tell your own!

Your Hosts Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast and Blue Goose Inn, B&B.

Your Workshop Leader Odds Bodkin, Master Storyteller, Musician, Author and Educator

Your Workshop Location  The Stone Barn
STORIES at the STONE BARN Events Schedule

Tuesday, March 11
Check in to your reserved B&B,  3-6 PM
6:30 PM:  Public performance by Odds Bodkin at Vet's Hall in Newbury
After the show, meet with Odds at the Stone Barn and enjoy dessert hosted by Blue Goose Inn

Wednesday, March 12
8 AM:  Breakfast at your B&B
9 AM to NOON:  Workshop at the Stone Barn
NOON to 1 PM:  Lunch catered at the Stone Barn
1 to 3 PM:  Workshop
6 PM:  Dinner at Sunapee View B&B

Thursday, March 13
8 AM:  Breakfast at your B&B
9 AM to NOON:  Workshop continues and wraps up
NOON to 1 PM:  Lunch catered at the Stone Barn
1 to 6 PM: Schedule some  private time with Odds Bodkin (15 min. sessions: $50 additional upon booking) or enjoy the many activities in the area:  skiing, snowshoeing, book a massage, visit a maple sugar house, go antique shopping, etc.
6 PM:  Reservations for the group at Bubba's restaurant with opportunity for each participant to tell a 5 minute story to their co-participants and local diners (optional).  Dinner is not included in the workshop fee.  
Return to B&B

Friday, March 14
8 AM:  Breakfast at your B&B prior to your departure

$730-$795  (room rates vary)
Includes 3 nights lodging at one of the two B&Bs,  3 breakfast meals, one dessert reception, 2 lunches and one dinner, one ticket to opening night's public performance by Odds Bodkin and your workshop fee.  One-on-one coaching sessions with Odds are available at an additional $50.

Maximum:  15 Participants

Reserve your storytelling adventure at New Hampshire's new storytelling destination, Newbury on Lake Sunapee!
Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 603-763-4212****
Blue Goose Inn, B&B
Phone: (603) 763-5519****
****Phone reservations only to reserve this package.

Explore your imagination, have fun and learn from an experienced and friendly teacher. Odds Bodkin has been called "a consummate storyteller" byThe New York Times and taught storytelling to adults at Antioch New England Graduate School and at universities and institutions around the world.

A full-time professional storyteller for three decades, he has performed Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center, at The White House and National Storytelling Festival, and has spellbound audiences at museums, theaters, storytelling festivals and schools internationally.  His recordings have won numerous national media awards including the Indie, Parents' Choice Gold and the Golden Headset awards.  Among other books, he is the author of The Water Mage's Daughter: A Novel in Verse.

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