- Vanilla Ice
It’s off-season here, and with that comes a change of pace. Now, we have time to reflect on the season that has passed, and invest in the season that is to come. It’s not all easy, and it’s certainly not all fun and games, but it’s necessary and sometimes humbling work.
…this cold messenger will blow afresh, commanding every man to his house, forbidding any to outface him without prejudice to their noses.
Here’s to the grimy-pot-scrubbers, the splintery-wood-splitters and the frostbitten-snow-shovelers, the sudsy-laundry-doers and the harried-hay-haulers.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
So much of this work is intended to go unnoticed by our guests; village maintenance, preserving artifacts and making them anew, patching and mending our clothes. When we open in March, it’ll all be lived in, used, and worn, just like we always have.
It blowed and did snow all that day and night, and froze withal.
How quickly we forget the winter, once spring is here!
In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow
And keep eternal springtime on thy face.
-William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus III.i.20-21
Winter is Coming.
And sometimes it’s just one of those “two right handed gloves” kind of days.
Baby, it’s cold outside.
We’ll miss you when you’re gone, Josh!