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Ice Ice Baby

December 16th, 2013 by Sally

- 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.
-William Wood

slip n' slide, anyone? literally...

slip n’ slide, anyone? literally…

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.
-William Blake

what's that you say? oh right, MOO!

what’s that you say? oh right, MOO!

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.
-Mourt’s Relation

hold it together kids, stiff upper drip and all that...

hold it together kids, stiff upper drip and all that…

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

ooooh...you're looking for Hansel and Gretel? Just follow the bread crumbs..

ooooh…you’re looking for Hansel and Gretel? Just follow the bread crumbs..

Not only that, but it’s COLD!

Winter is Coming.
-Eddard Stark

Never catch snowflakes with your tongue until all the birds have gone south for the winter.

Never catch snowflakes with your tongue until all the birds have gone south for the winter.

And sometimes it’s just one of those “two right handed gloves” kind of days.

Baby, it’s cold outside.
-Frank Loesser

he's so right, it's WRONG!

he’s so right, it’s WRONG!

 

We’ll miss you when you’re gone, Josh!

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2 Responses to “Ice Ice Baby”

  1. Kelley says:

    Hi Sally! That was wonderful. Thank you

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