I couldn’t sleep well last night. Lots to do, and as usual, it ain’t going to all get done before the folks for the Lumberjocks get-together arrive later this morning.
Here is a little road sign I put up, complete with balloons, so that the folks coming down the highway will notice the corner to turn to our place.
Here’s my helper Riley, up early helping put up the sign.
We are excited, Shelli started cooking yesterday. That is always a good sign for a great food party. I tried to talk her into home made ice cream, but I thought of it too late to get it done, maybe next time. I even offered to do it myself, she knew better. Next time.
The main reason I couldn’t sleep well last night, is that I couldn’t help but to dream about an annual event for Lumberjocks. Sort of a “Mid-West USA Lumberjocks Lallapoluzza”.
I don’t know what that name means, or how to spell it, but I hear it a lot, so I used it.
I was dreaming about having a big get-together for folks that wanted to drive to the Mid-West for a big lumberjocks party. We are in the middle of Kansas, in the Middle of the U.S.A., so it would be a great middle ground place to meet for those of us on this side of the ocean. Hopefully, it would get so big, I would have to find a bigger place to hold it. There are several cool places to hold such an event around here. Maybe next time.
The more I thought about it, the more excited I got, and why I couldn’t sleep. Not to take anything away from this year’s get-together, but it could be even bigger next year.
I started thinking about having honored guests to speak, lecture sessions, skill training, sort of a Three Day “Lumberjocks College” event. That is a name I have been thinking through this past week. Maybe it would get so big we could talk a few vendors into showing us new things they have to offer. Demonstrations of lumber milling…..here I go again, I have stop and get ready for this year’s event.
Maybe I just dream big, but it could happen for the next Lallapoluzza.
Let me know what you think of the concept,
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