This last weekend, my daughter and I went to the area Folk Life Festival, and enjoyed traditional techniques, settings, activities that are based in the Blue Ridge mountains, where we are based. We watched horse pulls, sampled apple butter, and saw a tradional log house in use, including the bread over-- and a Dough Tray! in action, holding yeast breads as they rose, before they went into the bread oven. And then we visited Glendon Boyd as he made traditional haying forks and rakes. Glendon, at 85, still makes the doughtrays that his great grandfather made for the community we live in. It was wonderful to see all these things in action, in their place!