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Well, it’s the second week of April and a foot of snow fell today…which normally would make me seriously happy but yesterday it was 60 degrees and I prioritized getting my wool sweaters packed in cedar ’cause I was channeling my Martha Stewart and feeling good about it…thank the Gods I kept my snow boots by the door! We’ve been catching the sun when we can and doing things like tending the… Read More

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It’s been a beautifully warm and dry spring.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve hosted many more guests than we usually see before Memorial Day Weekend. Some years I cringe at the thought of sharing our muddy roads and cold fog with people who have traveled so far to be with us; but this year, the flowers are huge, the grounds are ahead of schedule (thanks to the weather and the… Read More

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Now’s the time when the reservations start flooding our world…the sun is shining, the tents and RV’s are begging to be opened up and aired out.  In the Spring, most of my morning and evening work hours are spent in front of the computer, answering e-mails, returning phone calls and booking sites.   This is my 23rd summer of this responsibility and I take it as seriously now as I did before… Read More

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The roads are soft, the air is soft, the plants are greening and the flock is begging to graze in the campground…The days are getting longer and we’ve finally been able to spend more time outside…and we’ve noticed:

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April is a rough month for us because we’re rested and feeling cabin fever deep in our bones…we want to be outside taking care of projects but because it’s still pretty cold out AND we have plenty of indoor work still left to do, we start behaving like caged cats. In my world, self discipline starts with list making…so this is what we accomplished this week: Fiber College Registration has launched…if you… Read More

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December always seems to be a blur because of holiday decorations, parties and the inevitable bumpy shifting of gears from closing the campground to being closed. By the second week of January we’re rested, filled with happy memories and fueled to begin planning for the summer season to come…impatiently caught between enjoying our icy imprisonment (the road into the campground thawed from its slick icy state just last night) and projecting our thoughts towards… Read More

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Clean up weekend is a reminder that Community builds dreams. Every week people who see the campground for the first time tell me that they’re blown away by the creativity and the gardens…the general atmosphere in the park.  I think it’s the residual energy of past guests that they’re feeling.  This past weekend really brought that belief home.   This is a hard post to write because the gratitude in our hearts feels too big to… Read More

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We’ve had an amazing stretch of weather…and we’ve all been spending more time outside than in because there are projects happening all over the campground…I don’t dare take photos of the messiest ones yet but soon I’ll show you the store/office completely re-done and the bathhouse has been given a new ceramic tile floor and paint job…is there anything more stress inducing thrilling than picking out new paint colors?   If you’re… Read More

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My world crackled with dried pine boughs, the gurgle of the stream (quivering with elvers), the lapping of the waves, the distant sound of bell buoys and the cacophony of sea birds…gulls and ducks and osprey. The fog changes our perceptions of distance…Steven’s chainsaw at the art studio sounded miles away but the bell buoys off Sears Island sounded like you could reach out and touch them…a magical afternoon of chores. What… Read More

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Maggie, our Navajo Churro lamb spent her first night outside yesterday…our bottle fed baby has moved out of the living room at 57 days old and we were all ready for it! We worried she’d be too cold but that was a wasted worry…she’s happy and settled in with the goats forever. To celebrate this morning, we walked everyone to the beach and watched a beautiful tanker just floating in the Bay…someone… Read More

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