Children meet up with some hungry goats during a 2011 open house at Nettle Meadow Farm. The enterprise is one of many in Thurman that are conducting tours and welcoming visitors during the Thurman Fall Farm Tour set for Saturday, Oct. 12. Nettle Meadow will be featuring the unveiling of their historic barn, an architectural marvel that has been restored recently.
continued Other sites along the Fall Farm Tour lay claim to history, too — the Thurman Quilt Show at the town hall, where local quilters using new fabric and modern sewing machines mirror the art of their great-grandmothers, who salvaged fabric from worn-out clothing to piece together decorative bed linens. Some heritage quilts will be shown, too.
At each entrance to Thurman, a welcome tent will provide maps, directions, and staff will answer questions. The maps will direct guests to the various sites, including the pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm, served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and to Toad Hill Maple Farm, where the Thurman Fire Co. chicken barbecue will be available from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The day ends with drawings for two raffles, one a handmade double quilt made and donated by Avis Russell of Thurman, and the other a post-and-beam garden shed frame made and donated by Andy LeBlanc of Indian Lake. For more information, see: www.ThurmanFallFarmTour.com, or call 623-9595.