The sound of cold steel against hot iron. Human will versus inhuman resistance. The shimmer of heat as it rises into the sky. Sinuous curves stiffening as they cool…
A battle with a fire-breathing dragon? No, just a blacksmith doing his job.
According to Prospect Hill Forge’s website http://prospecthillforge.com ” a blacksmith is one who works the black metal (iron) by smiting (hitting) it. The blacksmith takes advantage of the fact that iron becomes plastic when hot and forms it to his will in that state.”
Prospect Hill Forge will be demonstrating Blacksmithing for Winslowshire this June. They have been with us since 2009 and they are just really interesting to watch. If you have any questions about what they do, or would like to try your hand at it, they do have classes available in Waltham, MA and take students so you too can learn the art of blacksmithing.
We do hope you can come to Winslowshire this June. There is plenty to see and do!
Reliable Bus from New Bedford, MA will be our chariot this year. The extra parking has been allowed at The New Testament Baptist Church in Taunton, MA on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30 am to 5:3o pm. The bus will go every half hour from the Church to the Farm for your convenience. The Bus will then go on Sunday, June 26th from 1 pm to 5:3o pm. Please do respect the church and not park before 1 pm on the Sunday as they do have services there.
We have only a little more than a month to go, and we’re working hard on some new songs for finale! 38 vendors and 22 performers! Lots of things for the little ones too! There will be an ATM on site should you need cash for some vendors (or give a tip to our performers, please do feel free to tip them well).