Autumn Weekends: A New Hampshire Ramble

One of our favorite weekend activities is to wander about New England, exploring small towns and villages. We stumbled upon the New Hampshire Wool Arts Tour a few years ago and decided to do it again this year. We call these sorts of days "rambles."

We found this sign after driving down a very long and winding dirt road.

There we met Hope Thomas at her farm. Helen and I peaked into her weaving studio where there was a lifetime of knowledge and art.

At another farm we met this cute alpaca and a crowd of men supporting all the fiber artists by hosting a big lamb barbeque.

We stopped for lunch at a tiny farmer's market in Washington, NH. What a beautiful little town.

We picked up some applesauce and huge cookies to go with our cider, bread, and cheese.

Our favorite stop was the Wool Room where we had a wonderful time chatting with the owner. The girls picked up some beautiful yarn which they began to knit on pencils. I knew I should have packed knitting needles.

We also like to stray off the path sometimes. We came across this sign for glass blowing and had to turn.

We found this little house in the woods, peeked in the door,

and found Alex Kalish.

His glass was gorgeous.

What a great ramble!

sarah elwell  – (October 22, 2011 at 9:57 PM)  

How marvellous! What a wonderful place to visit. Thank you for sharing it with us, I really enjoyed reading this.

Susan @ Home Hum  – (October 24, 2011 at 9:38 AM)  

What a lovely autumn ramble! Sounds like a perfect day together :-)

Quiltin' Mama  – (October 26, 2011 at 7:31 AM)  

A very exciting ramble indeed.
Here in the Fingerlakes we also ramble, homemade cheeses, cider,baked goods and often a winery not that the kids can enjoy but the views from most of them are gorgeous. I always enjoy the little or not so little signs that the Artisans make to guide you to their wares.

Catherine  – (November 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM)  

Oh this makes me so homesick! How I used to take so much for granted in and around the Monadnock region. The Wool Room is where I learned to knit, with Anne, when I was pregnant with our youngest, twelve years ago! It's time for me to pick up my knitting needles again, too. It's been a while. I enjoy popping in on your blog from time to time ~ happy autumn!

xlpharmacy  – (November 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM)  

Beautiful shots, it must had been a great trip.

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