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Tree farm hosts Nomadic Weekend


WAKEMAN -   You can hear a great story in a tepee, take a peek at some reindeer and watch a chainsaw wood carver at work today and Sunday at the ninth annual Nomadic Living Weekend at Sell`s Christmas Tree and Reindeer Farm.

Activities take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the farm, 5762 Auster Road, according to Pat Sell, who operates the farm with her husband, Alan.

Featured activities are:

  • A chance to see the herd of 10 reindeer.
  • Chainsaw wood carving by Matt Smith of "Chainsaw Art" of Delphi.
  • Exhibits by Martin Hasemann, who creates lathe-turned wooden items, and Sylvie Michaud, who creates pottery and oil paintings, both of Wellington.
  • Pieces by Elizabeth Meadows, an Oberlin metal worker, who has been featured on HGTV.
  • Storytelling in a 26-foot-tall tepee from 2 to 4 p.m. today and Sunday by the members of the Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Propagation of Storytelling.
  • Hayrides through the woods.
  • The "Big Orange Maze."
  • Face tattoos for the kids.
  • Hearth cooking by Jerry Vasiloff of Avon, whose free food samples will include hearty bean soup.

New this year are Mark Costilow and son Luke, both of Amherst, who are award-winning carvers of duck decoys and plan to attend on Sunday, and Debbie Cipriani of North Ridgeville, who will bring some of her favorite animals - skunks - for folks to see.

Contact Cindy Leise at 329-7245 or

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