“We waved goodbye to our last group in the month of January and soon after waved goodbye to the last of the snow on the ground. Since our next group will not arrive until the 12th of February, there is renewed optimism that we will see lots of deep powder around the center before welcoming the next bunch of students. As is always the case with the time between groups, the staff is catching its collective breath and, of course, tending to all of the jobs at Pok-O that get tabled until we have work project time. Extra days off come in batches before the next group, but thats just because people will be working many days in a row on the second half of the month.
But for now time is being spent mucking stalls, acclimating our new horses to the barnyard (And on this topic, let me tell you- when you have been looking at ponies, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens for 5 months, horses look BIG!), continued re-insulation of older buildings, shingle painting and too many other jobs to list. And of course, we are all wound up for our Cabin Fever Lecture Series starting tonight with Carl Heilman II. This really is a don’t-miss-program and it’s free. And if you can’t make it (for some reason that better be good), next week we have the acclaimed children’s book author/illustrator Steven Kellogg. It’s big time at PMOEC. Big time.” [Making Learning Natural: Mid-Winter (Is it Winter?) Blues?? Nah...]
- Ramblings of a Tired Man (essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Making Learning Natural: St. Marc (essexonlakechamplain.com)