The Red Chair arrived tired at Buckhorn Inn after weeks of traveling and longing for the Orange Chair that had kept Red company at the previous stop at Creekwalk Inn. We offered the Red Chair a Blue Chair who was visiting but Red said “My heart belongs to Orange.” Red was slightly unkempt and grouchy, so it was decided a day in the Buckhorn workshop would do Red good. (I know I always feel better after a day getting “fixed-up” at the beauty salon.) Hugo tightened up the Red Chair's loose bits and gave a fresh coat of matching red paint and Red professed himself ready to face the world again after a quick look in the mirror. We sincerely thank the Buckhorn Inn for their magical refreshing talents. Lookin' good Red!
The Red Chair decided it was time for a little work, so off Red went to the organic garden called “Harvest at the Bluffs”. Here Red got to meet some really nice folk called “wwoofers” who help to cultivate, plant, and harvest the beautiful vegetables. Red munched a wonderfully delicious carrot and was thankful to know that families in Greene County are experiencing the fresh organic vegetables grown here.
After pausing for a quick photo op, the Red Chair rested on the wide front porch with the other chairs until it was ready for a full tour of the farm. Interested in learning more about the Mast Farm Inns the Red Chair asked the gracious Inn Keeper to share the rich history of the place. In the late 1700s, Joseph Mast walked all the way here from Pennsylvania and settled on much of the land that is now Valle Crucis. Around 1810, his son David built the two room log cabin that we now call The Loom House. Three generations of the Mast family resided in this cabin until the main house was built in the late 1800s and the women began to use the old homestead cabin as a place to weave and make world-renowned quilts. Some of Aunt Josie Mast’s textile work is in the Smithsonian today. How interesting!
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