Marvin ‘Pinky’ O’Dell (second from right) demonstrates an automated firewood processing machine at Martin’s Lumber during this last weekend’s Thurman Fall Farm Tour. The machine cuts and splits logs for use in wood stoves or fireplaces.
continued Nettle Meadow Farm was a favored site, as visitors from as far away as Kentucky sampled their gourmet goat cheese, hors d’oeuvres and cheesecake — while listening to live music.
The Thurman quilt show boasted many visitors, and their youngest quilter, Samantha Brandt, took time out from her needlework to sell handmade bead earrings.
Event chair Wini Martin said she was thrilled with the weekend’s turnout, a mix of regional visitors who attend annually, and guests from outside the area who discovered the event through online or print publicity.
“People were so enthused to see what we do and how we do it,” she said, adding that she was grateful for the participation of the geocachers and the work of the site hosts.
Appreciation also goes out to the Saratoga-North Creek Railway for help with fundraising, and to the town of Thurman and the Glenn & Carol Pearsall Foundation for financial support of the event.
Special thanks, Martin said, go to Ernie Smith, Kevin Gillingham, Dave Dennin, Bruce Updike, John Los, Bob Brooks, Marvin “Pinky” O’Dell and Sally Feihel for their help in making the weekend a success.
“This is typical of the warmth and friendliness of Thurman-area people,” Martin said.