Ah, the Ramp. The Hillbilly Bouquet of Love. A stinky little wild onion that tastes like a cross between an onion and a garlic clove. We have been warned that if you eat too many you will stink for at least three days! We set out for the American Legion Post 47 in Waynesville, NC for the 84th Annual Ramp Festival. This small town in Appalachian country is a perfect host for such a festival.
There is no better way to welcome Spring then to attend the Asheville Herb Festival. Now in its 27th year, the herb festival was held at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville, NC. You could find all sorts of herbs to start in you garden. Flowers were in ample supply as well. And, who can resist early Spring ramps and strawberries? Walk through all the vendors and the other shops at the WNC Farmers Market for an enjoyable morning.
Labels: things to do
One of the first things we do to the floors in our garages is to install an epoxy coating from UCoat It. Over the years we have tried different methods of flooring and UCoat It last the longest and is fairly easy to install yourself. For around $600 for the entire kit for a single bay it isn't cheap but we have yet to have any problems with any of the floors where we have used it. Figure on half a day to do the prep work, a full day for the base coats, and half a day for the finish coat. Most of that time is waiting for things to dry but don't rush it. UCoat It comes in many different color options but we chose beige with a turf UFlek-AF for our Waynesville garage. Next up is to paint the walls and change out the window treatments.
I am not sure about you but I love me some good cheese.We decided to check out the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest this year which was held at Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC. The festival is held to benefit the WNC Cheese Trail and to promote the artisan cheese industry in WNC. Over 30 vendors, more than half of them being cheese makers, were on hand this year and most of them provided samples. Yum!
Greening Up the Mountains is a nice little festival in downtown Sylva, NC. The festival is held the last weekend in April each year and has around 200 different vendors, including those at the farmers market. Various musical acts perform throughout the festival in different locations. If you are hungry there are food vendors as well. Hint: Don't try and park downtown, like we did, if you visit the festival. Instead park at the Justice Center and take the shuttle. You will be much happier.
The 22nd Annual SouthEast Mini Truckin' Nationals was held once again in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC and we were there to bring you some photos from Saturday morning's show. Friday started off wet but by Saturday morning the sun was trying to peak out and the truck show was slowly filling the fairgrounds.