Tarping Up!

The tent cabins are looking much more inviting now, with the roofs on! Bren Starcher has joined our staff this summer (you may remember him as the friendly bus driver from the last few years) and he has jumped right in helping getting things going this spring. We are excited to have him this year!

It’s Time to Start Getting Ready!

The roofs are on!

I can’t hardly believe it is May already! It seems like this Spring is just flying by! It is now time for us to start getting¬†things ready here at the Ranch.

Today the sun finally came out after several days of cold, windy, and rainy weather. What a welcome sight! As a result, we started getting some of our outside work done. First thing this morning, Kerry and I put the canvas roofs back on the tent cabins. They look so much more cozy now!

Logan operating the loader under Kerry's masterful supervision

Logan was busy with the loader in the afternoon, removing rotten stumps. This opened up the lawn on the up-valley side of the cookhouse. It is a vast improvement!

After the stumps were gone, Kerry directed the creation of an herb garden near the cookhouse. I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited that the cooks will have fresh herbs to work with this summer! While the food is always satisfyingly scrumptious around here, having garden fresh ingredients can’t hurt anything!

At the end of the day, we were all ready to take the cue from our four legged friend here and enjoy a well deserved cat nap…

It is a rough life being a cat...but somebody has to do it!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…snow?

After 2 months of Spring-like weather clearing most of the snow here in Stehekin, the fluffy white stuff is once again falling from the sky. Daffodils had started to pop up, and folks have been getting their gardens cleaned up and ready to go. From the looks of things 2 days ago, you would have thought it was April. Now there is an inch or two of snow covering the ground. Kind of pretty, but I’m pretty sure winter is supposed to come BEFORE spring…oh well!