Yesterday we made a trek up to St. Johns University near St. Cloud to see this twig house/scuplture. It is called "Lean on Me" and was created by the artist Patrick Dougherty. You may remember we have seen another house by this artist a few years ago. We tried to see another one of his houses in L.A. when we were there a few years ago and it was taken down a week before, so I wasn't going to let this one slip away too.
Another shot of the front. It was frigid out there with intense winds with no cover on a 20 degree day, but the newly-fallen snow, clear sky and plain landscape made for beautiful pictures.
Maple Syrup Festival. They had horse rides (although the wheel broke before we got there, much to Harriet's disappointment), tours of the Sugarshack, tree tapping demos, syrup tasting, as well at ice cream with maple syrup on it. They have another one coming up in a few weeks if anyone is interested. Anyways, above is one of three evaporators the syrup goes through. St Johns doesn't make enough syrup to sell, so they give most of it to volunteers.