GBH: The May Day That Was

GBH: The May Day That Was

I found myself back in Sherman, New York this weekend. It’s getting to be a more frequent weekend destination for me as I get more and more deeply involved in the Great Blue Heron Music Festival.

This weekend, we went up for the rain day of their annual spring celebration, May Day. But in the typical fashion of Nathan and myself, we went up a day early to see if we could help out. This particular Saturday, the Rockcastles were finishing inoculation of their Shiitake mushroom logs (part of their other business, Green Heron Growers).

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GBH: The May Day That Wasn’t

GBH: The May Day That Wasn’t

Every year, the organizers of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival in southwestern New York hold their annual May Day party. The purpose is to be sort of a meet’n’greet for the volunteers of the festival. This year, myself, Nathan and DPM are volunteering for the festival, and were very excited about making some friends this weekend. Unfortunately, the forecast was ominous and we got the call from our friend and Queen Bee of Heron, Julie, that the May Day party would no longer be happening. But not wanting the weather to spoil a good opportunity, she invited us up for the day anyways. So before long, Nathan and I were in the Toyota heading north.

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Blue Heron Ski and Stamp Weekend

Everyone knows that I frequently refer to one of the happiest places in the world as a little farm up in the New York Amish countryside between the cities of Sherman and Panama. It’s the site of the Great Blue Heron Festival, my most celebrated event of the year. I had the pleasure of spending a weekend with the benefactors of the festival, the Steve and Julie Rockcastle.

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