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Fairy Walk is about giving
PERU- When Mary Pulsifer called her friend Nancy Demings and asked her if she wanted to help her make some fairy houses, Demings was all for it, but asked, “Can you tell me what a fairy house is?”
Mary and her husband Jim had made a visit to the Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor and Mary fell in love with the idea of fairy houses. She knew she had the perfect place on their property, a short little dirt road that connects Greenwoods Road to the back pasture of their property, otherwise known as the 40 Acre Woods, The Dark Forest.
“My grandson is only five and he loves to make the houses and find little things to add to the walk,” noted Mary. “He tells me all the time what other kinds of houses would make a good addition.”
In her fairy godmother hat, adorned with artificial flowers, Mary delights in walking the path and seeing the various houses and trinkets and imagining what else may look good and finding spots to place the miniature figures. She has a guestbook at the end of the path near her field for those that enjoy the path to sign in and leave their comments.
“Everyone asks me if I’m afraid someone will steal things,” noted Mary. “I tell them that if anyone takes anything I hope they enjoy it as much as I have when I placed it out here. That’s what this is all about, bringing a little sunshine into the world and giving to others.”
One request Mary has is that each child who walks the path needs to take two red stones from the baggie at the start. One stone is to be placed where the child thinks would make a nice place to spend the night and the other stone they are able to keep as a reminder of their journey through the Fairy Walk.
Mary plans to keep the walk open until August 19 and hopes you will stop by to enjoy her little piece of heaven. The entire walk measures out to a half mile round trip and is on stable ground. The walk is free, all Mary asks is that you enjoy and leave your thoughts in her guestbook.
The Fairy Walk is located on the right two miles and two telephone poles on the Greenwoods Road from where the East Shore Road branches off.