The trip to Atlanta was a trial as our vehicle died in Atlanta. With some desperation setting in we managed to get it going again and limp to my Dad’s house 5 hours away. We had planned to spend 2 days at the 4 day show but ended up only attending on Saturday due to our car situation. The show was mind blowing as usual with the addition of 250 new vendors! One of our favorite finds was a hamon clay for our Japanese chef knives. We even had a tutorial on application and got the plans for a traditional hamon painters’ work station which we built with my Dad in Mississippi. Look for new and improved hamon lines coming soon. We were inspired by the many things we saw and are raring to go now that we are home.
While in Mississippi we also acquired a big pile of old files,so keep an eye out for up-cycled old file knives on our tables in the future.
Now we are gearing up for Father’s Day. This week we will be at Chatham on Tuesday. Bass River Market opens up on Thursday and it is a new venture for us. We are looking forward to it. We are back at Cape Cod Beer on Friday, and on Saturday we split our efforts at the Castleberry Craft Fair in Hyannis at the Main Street Car Show and at Cape Abilities Father’s Day Cook Out from 11-4 in Brewster. Sunday we are at the Castlberry Fair for the second day on the lawn in front of town hall in Hyannis. Sunday the 24th starts the Brewster Farmers’ Market in Drummer Boy Park. We will be doing on-the-spot knife sharpening at all our farmers’ markets except Bass River. Bring your dull knives!
In other news we received our acceptance letter for the Wellfleet Oyster Fest!! We have also been invited to the Back the Blue in memory of Officer Gannon. We will be attending- and donating a special knife for the auction. That will be Friday June 22nd from 7-11 at the Cape Codder Resort.