holiday open house

twinkling lights, snacks, and handmade fun were all part of our open house this year during the athens holiday market...we were excited to have a few handmade things for sale as a fundraiser: our new *cookbook*, the sacks that amanda made for us, and some dyed playsilks, along with some treasures that rachel crafted...

the little ones played inside arrow and made paper stars & cloved clementines, while their parents shopped the market...

one of the sweetest parts of the evening, though, was the Pocket Lady (aka, keara) wandering through the market, charming the littles with her big smile and tiny treasures tucked away in her pockets: feathers, shells, kazoos, and other special things.

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our 2nd annual apple festival!

it was another great year for our apple festival!

thank you to everyone who came out on such a pretty day and purchased some apples and had some apple fun!


a big thanks to susan hable and her daughter, bird, for carving another apple printing block for our craft, for the second year in a row!


a big thanks to hugh acheson & his three little sidekicks for judging the apple pie contest...and, congrats to emily wancier for winning!


thanks, too, to all who participated in our raffle! what goodies!


our garden

getting ready for our work day...

plants from full moon:

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turning wire from a pallet into a woven tunnel:

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our new sandbox:

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jean & little sophia stopped by:

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readying the music wall ingredients:

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inside the "tunnel":

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the music wall:

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all clean & tidy, ready for play!

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and now, onto the spring party...a planting station:

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our lovely art ed student, rachel:

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thanks to canopy for bringing over some sling swings:

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thanks to everyone who helped with the party:

the uga ied student volunteers, marti's at midday, daily groceries, big city bread, full moon coop,rwood studio, treehouse, the arrow handwork group, rachel barnes, and many, many others! thank you!

apple festival!

we had our first apple festival this past saturday at arrow...we had lots of sunshine, friendly faces, yummy pies and more! thanks to everyone who came!

tabatha and family made a run to hillcrest orchards in ellijay for apples.

(thanks, t, t, t, and f!)

author liana krissoff led an applesauce making workshop:

we blocked off the driveway with haybales, and had cider and popcron:

there were crafts, with a special blockprinting one led by susan & her 6 year old daughter, bird:

amanda played fiddle:

and, lastly, our apple pie contest:

thank you to these fine folks for contributing a pie:

5 & 10

the national

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ike & jane


and arrow friends: sarah & lori

first place: ike & jane !

kid's choice: lori paluck !

maypop admires the wall of apples:

what a fun day!

thank you!