It’s been a great summer and it ain’t over yet! After that terribly rainy spring of 2012 it has been wonderful to have this beautiful autumn weather. Our firewood has had a chance to cure well and we’ve got about half of it put away already. We also feel like we’re on better financial ground than at the end of last summer—that is a relief. Jennie Ott from Indiana is a great addition to our staff—we weren’t going to have a BVS volunteer this year but we are very grateful to have had her help this summer and that she’ll be able to continue as part of the crew! We all made it through summer season in pretty good shape but in September four of us caught a nasty virus—Sol and Trina all suffered serious colds, Meg had a bronchial infection, and I ended up with pneumonia. Jennie managed to weather the storm and not get sick. All-in-all, we have nothing to gripe about—while the rest of the nation suffered horrible hot weather conditions we were staying relatively cool and we didn’t have to irrigate the meadow much. We’re grateful to be living in this Pacific Wonderland and not Kansas (or Indiana for that matter)!
October Newsletter from the staff at Camp Myrtlewood
Everything at Camp is really great right now—summer is over and winter is coming! This is my favorite time of year—lots of changes and much promise.
BUILDING AND REPAIRS—John Jones
Yesterday was a great day because Sol and Dana Gaab and I got the bulkhead set for the new woodshed. We worked all day to move an 8”x22”x22 feet long creosote timber into place by hand. It might not sound like much of a project but it was. And it was a major step toward building the new woodshed—we’ll start building on Monday and we’re excited because we have stacks and stacks of firewood that need a woodshed.
It's been a long, wet winter and the Spring has at times seemed to be exactly that, a spring—of flowing water. But, where there is abundant water there is bound to be abundant life and that certainly seems to be the case here at Myrtlewood these days. The moles, the grass, the birds, Rider Frey, Sol and Trina, Dana's multiple building projects are all proof that there is plenty going on. Yes, indeed Lord, we're alive and well “right here in River City!”