Closed for the Season

This morning we ate waffles smothered in cranberries and apples from the property and celebrated our first morning of being “officially closed.” By every account this has been the most enjoyable camping season both Steven and I can remember. Guests were more relaxed, the weather was mostly cooperative and our staff were a complete pleasure to work with. “Officially closed” means that the waterlines were drained and filled with anti-freeze, the bathhouse was shut down and the answering machine has a new message…looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

Now we can begin trimming trees, mulching leaves on the garden, harvesting seaweed and taking care of the little things before the ground is blanketed in snow.

Draining the last of the waterlines.
Draining the last of the waterlines.

The goats are on acorn duty while Steven works on the waterlines and I knit in the sun.
The goats are on acorn duty while Steven works on the waterlines and I knit in the sun.
Last night we had our first frost but there was enough warning to pick all of the dahlias.  These are the last two of the dinner plate dahlias...easily 8" across.
Last night we had our first frost but there was enough warning to pick all of the dahlias. These are the last two of the dinner plate dahlias…easily 8″ across.

3 thoughts on “Closed for the Season

  1. The dahlias are lovely and the thought of knitting by the ocean is just wonderful….sounds like a perfect day for you and Steve. I certainly have missed camping there! Have a lovely winter and stay warm. Hope your Dad is doing well.

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