Sunday morning, 9am, January 19, 2020, we’ll re-open our Wait List Form for this summer. Keep your fingers crossed that the internet is up and running! By that time, families who came last summer have signed up, and we’ll know pretty quickly what we’ll have available. We always have something, for sure…. but with schools getting out later, and starting earlier, it’s harder and harder to squeeze everyone in. Click here to get to the right page.
As for what’s going on here mid January, as on the 16th, take a peek at this picture of the barn, through the apple trees…. some pruned, some waiting to be pruned…. midst wet snowflakes, slushy grass, and flocks of crows searching for food in the piles of fallen leaves…. not a good day for ping-pong!
With this recent rain, the river has risen, creeks are rushing…. not the deluge of last season, but at least there’s some water!
Here’s a picture of our rapscallion of a turkey…. too small to eat, too old to learn new tricks…. He can’t figure out how to get out the small door of the chicken house once he’s gone in to roost….. yet it never fails that he gets IN every night….
Below, a picture of our glass house (Rosco the guard-dog puppy), now ensconced in fiberglass ribbed roofing and a billboard tarp with a more than full-sized Tanya Tucker, which gets rolled down at night to keep the heat in. Right now, hot and sweet pepper seeds are striving to thrust their tiny cotyledons through the surface of rich, loamy soil….. 10 hots as of this morning….. 180 more to go!
New Year’s Day…. a burn pile in Oracle Grove, the first of many for this winter. Along with a gloriously colored sunset….
Occasionally, someone fixes something sweet……. Kashaya made these raspberry hand pies the other day (crust buttery and rich, filling not too sweet and intensely flavored…..none of which remain). I’m more prone to pound cakes….. thinking that this rainy, cold day in January would seem a bit less dreary if a chocolate pound cake manifested….. If it does, I’ll post a picture and recipe next time.
Camp Registration for families who came last summer is well underway. We’ve started interviewing and hiring staff. Casey’s busy fixing/painting cabin tables and chairs. Firewood is being cut and split…. as well as being burned. Trees are being pruned. Seeds are coming up. Just a couple more batches of jam to go, and we’ll be done for the season!…. except for the marmalade… and rose jams…. and apricot barbecue sauce….. Ah well…. it’s good to be busy!