Yesterday got off to a great start with my morning walk. At lunch time Nicholas, Zachary, Josiah and I had a picnic at Hartwick Pines and enjoyed some time afterward at the Wood Shaving Days Festival there. We saw blacksmiths, wood carvers and many other artisans demonstrating their skills and displaying their handwork. The boys got to work on puzzles one blacksmith had forged. Nick managed to get his apart and put it together again. After supper we had cake and ice-cream. I had a wonderful day celebrating my birthday with my family.