A Little More Info on the New Trail

Part of work crew on day 2. Thank you to all the helpers!

It is happening. It is a work in progress. There are a few details that will only work themselves out once we have snow and we are skiing.

This is a trail designed by Bill Koch and Ian Black. It is wide enough to skate on, but not limited to  skating. It is all on our land “out back”. It leaves the barn/field area and winds up and around, about 3.33 km. Three laps will make 10 km. This ski will have hills – both up and down. You will be working. It will tax your abilities, your stamina and your ability to ski well, as it is mainly designed for aspiring racers to train on. Bill and Ian laid the trail out in the spring while there was still snow on the ground, measuring the length and steepness of the hills. They went over it again and again, trying to perfect the design. Then they marked the way, mostly to guide the feller/buncher and to tell him which trees to cut. Then they went back with the help of many friends and cut the small stuff out of the way and drug it off to the sides of the trail. As of this writing, the feller/buncher is coming in to cut the big trees, and after that the excavator is coming in. Wow, what exciting times! ... 

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And So It Begins………

See the blue slashes? New trail.

Ian and Bill are building a trail. They are offering you all a chance to help. The first “trail building” is Saturday, the 8th, 8am start time. Meet in the parking lot. Wear boots, bring gloves. The new trail will be an intermediate trail, designed for a good ski. I know this is not much notice for a work meeting, and you probably really want to pitch in. I will keep posting opportunities to help. ... 

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Yoga Schedule September 8th through September 15th (Schedule at the bottom)

Quite a few monarchs! Can we start to feel hopeful?

Man, it has been a good summer. The garden has been good. Chuck weeded out the sunflowers like crazy. But, the sunflowers persevered and they are good! There are lots of flowers. Which bring in the gold finch and the hummingbirds. But, the monarchs. Oh, the monarchs, they give me hope. They aren’t back by hundreds, but they are back dozens. And I am appreciating and grateful for the dozens. On Wednesday I used the weed eater on the Middle Blue Jay and on the way back stopped to look at the mint growing wild in a field, and there were the monarchs. Dozens and dozens of monarchs also enjoying the mint growing wild. They need to start heading south, but I am so happy to see them here!  ... 

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2018 Yoga Schedule September 1st through September 8th (Corrected schedule)

  • It has been brought to my attention I neglected to put the Friday 9am class on the schedule this week. It is indeed happening. Let’s start with chanting, which means we need the strong voices here, you know who you are. Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung, the healing meditation. 
  • September 1st, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • September 3rd, Monday, 9-10:15am, slow flow
  • September 3rd, Monday, 5:30pm NO CLASS
  • September 4th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
  • September 5th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
  • September 5th,Wednesday, 9-10:15am, slow flow
  • September 7th, Friday ,7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
  • September, 7th, Friday, 9-10:15am, slow flow
  • September 8th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am, slow flow
  • Tracy teaching all classes.
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    2018 Yoga Schedule September 1st through September 8th (Schedule at the bottom)

    The beets!! Large, sweet great beets!

    The garden this summer has been very productive. Happy with rain, sun and less sunflowers. Maybe we all need a some tending. Fewer weeds, less showy sunflowers to compete with, some water, some sun. We may need to take care of ourselves differently. I am great at taking care of others. Taking care of myself requires me to pay attention and not feel guilty. This year after my new hip, I have found myself saying to The Family I need to rest. Guess what, they are happy to hear me say it. They are surprised I need permission. They are relieved when I sit down!  See how you do for the next week with balance. Work, exercise and rest and renewal. Where do you find your balance? ... 

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    2018 Yoga Schedule August 25th through September 8th (Schedule at the bottom)

    Early morning, late summer.

    Late summer; magenta phlox, sunflowers, golden rod. Crickets, monach cattapillers and great blue herons. The less healthy trees are turning colors and there are leaves falling to the ground. Cut and split firewood is driving around in dump trucks and being stacked into piles that will warm homes thru the winter. The rhythmn of life. ... 

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    2018 Yoga Schedule August 13th through August 27th (Schedule at the bottom)

    The bees gathering pollen to make us some honey.

    Well, it is that time of year. Sunflowers!!! We still have a lot! Although, Chuck was in charge of early weeding and prided himself on how many sunflowers he weeded out. I was a little disappointed, but I do have to admit, the carrots and beets are large and delicious. There are so many cucumbers and zucchini. Holy smokes, zucchini muffins, bread, cake and zucchini and tomatoes. ... 

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