|Students from the elementary school await instructions.|
Rainy days tend to be slow, but I'm not complaining. It gives me time to tell you about Thursday and yesterday, our first of the season of the season. They were not at all slow!
|Planting their patch in the garden|
In fact the children were getting lessons in sustainable agriculture and planting their own dedicated section of the garden. Later in the summer they will come back and harvest the fruits of their labor to take home.
We had tourists on both day, but the very first to arrive where a couple from Prince Edward Island in Canada. That's over 2,000 miles away, up the Atlantic Coast. I wonder if we'll get many international guests we'll get this year.
|Learning about composting|
|Groundhog between the base of the grapevine and his burrow|
It's a good reminder that we need to be careful about litter. Even things like cloth kite string can harm wild creatures. Had Sue not discovered it, that bird might have struggled to get free until it died of exhaustion, or worse. Robins are the harbingers of spring, it would be sad not to rescue them.
Well, it's 2:20 pm now and in spite of the rain we had more visitors that I expected. I'm going to post this now, while there's a lull. The next scheduled tour is at 2:30 pm, but our visitors have a tendency to arrive at odd times. Please note that our scheduled tour times are 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. While we try to be as accommodating as possible, those are the only times you can be guaranteed a tour.
What do you think of those? Are they convenient for you? With an all volunteer staff our ability to be open many hours is limited, but we want to make the hours we are open the most convenient ones possible.
The property is open from 10 - 4 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning in June we'll also be open on Sundays from Noon - 4 pm on a trail basis. We always welcome your comments and suggestions, so leave a comment and tell us what you think!