Near the end of June, I went to Stonehaven for a bonfire and to celebrate St. John’s day. I think a festival is held at Stonehaven every year for St. John’s day. St. John’s Festival is celebrated anywhere between June 21 and 25 or a date that’s close to the summer solstice.
On that day, there was a book meeting and dinner afterwards. Then, there was a concert and once the concert finished is when we done the bonfire. I will post pictures of the bonfire in another post.
Stonehaven was built-in the 1700s and is a farm. Cows are still raised there to this day.
Some of the cows.
This is the house. It’s a very nice house, outside and in. However, it’s a bit weird going inside the house and standing while the book meeting is going on. You know how when you go on tours of very old houses, they have antique furniture and you can’t touch any of it? There are ropes to show where you cannot do and signs telling you not to touch anything. This house is like one you would take a tour of, except there are no ropes showing you were to go and no signs telling you not to touch anything. The furniture is antique and we’re allowed to sit on it. I think it just feels weird to me because I’ve been on tours of many old houses and you’re not allowed to touch anything.
But this is an old home with antique furniture and it’s still used, still lived in and not used for tours. I really like it there. The house and the grounds surrounding it are just beautiful.
I’ll try to post pictures of the bonfire from that day soon.