When I last left you, we were just leaving the VINOTEKA – where we tasted BURCIAK (wine’s sweeter/younger/cloudier cousin) and gave the chandelier the ‘Ultimate Test’. We headed towards Alena’s school through the grounds of an abandoned mansion- the family had collected ‘exotic’ trees that we recognized from Michigan! Species like Black Walnut, Ponderosa Pines and Sycamore trees!The Mansion was owned by the mayor and in 1901 his wife started a school in a spare room. Now, Alena is the principal of that school, on the same property. Today is the Agricultural fair and all the kids have brought their biggest vegetables/fruits to school to win ribbons.
Outside of the school, Veronica was gathering seeds for her garden.Inside the school, the ballroom was lined with folding tables heaped full of the bounty of the backyard gardens of the town of Klato Nova Ves. It was pretty impressive!
The school kids recreated the town with cardboard box houses, decorated with seeds and leaves.
Mom found a BIG pumpkin and a basket of gourds!
There was also an entertaining table of door prizes – our favorite was a gift basket of wine, paired with a first-aid kit! Just incase you injure yourself in a drunken stupor. We headed out an hour later and stopped to admire the fountain in the ‘Nameste’ (Town square).
Then, we head back to Alena’s house for leftovers! We’d spent 1/2 the day, wandering through this tiny town! As we made our way home, these hearty geese chased us across their yard… eventually, I should post videos- these guys were SO NOISY!