Kids also learned it wasn’t all play back in the day. Some helped Mihai Epuri, of HearthStone Masonry of Beaver Springs, put mortar between the stones of what used to be a barn wall.
Brooke Keister, 10, of Bloomsburg, said she was enjoying the work but wouldn’t want to do it full time. She also enjoyed log-throwing and was able to send the pole about halfway to its mark, she said.
Brooke’s brother Ben Keister, 14, had other feelings about the mortar: “It stinks,” he said, “but it’s fun.”
Epuri laughed and gave Ben some instruction about filling in between the stones.
Kilee Gallegos, 8, who came to Lewisburg by way of Colorado, summed up most feelings about this event: “I really liked it.”
Rural Heritage Days continues through Saturday.