By Erica Kearns
Only fifteen minutes from Clendenin, WV at 8426 Charleston Road in Walton, tucked away on a grassy hilltop sits Still Meadows Farm. Janet Smith and her family work and live there, growing plants in the greenhouse and making homemade gifts to sell in the primitive shop. But this time of year Still Meadows offers something fun and unique that people will put to use their entire life. This past weekend my friend Christina and I took advantage of an opportunity and enrolled in a wreath making class. Never attending anything like this I was optimistic but a little apprehensive, but when we arrived Janet welcomed us into her cozy shop and made us feel right at home. Having no natural crafting sense I was sure this would be disastrous but Janet’s easy directions and hands on approach made it easy and fun. A large variety of materials from pine to magnolia, holly and butterfly bushes were provided so each participant could choose the design and look of the wreath to please them. Only $40.00 and two hours later we each had created a seasonal wreath that we could display in our homes for months to come. Armed with the knowledge to make more wreaths and now in the Christmas spirit to do so, I highly recommend giving Janet a call and attending one of the upcoming classes. There are only three additional classes this year December 1, 7 and 8, and spots fill up fast. Reservations to attend can be made by calling 304-577-6249 and the experience is worth the drive.