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Thursday, June 14, 2012
It has been busy as usual. Took the wwoofers to Crater Lake on Tuesday after a short session of gardening in the morning and the first of many loads of rock arrived for the area where the old cabin went down and the new shop will go up. Crater Lake was not as impressive as sometimes because there was so much snow you could not walk around very much and it was overcast, so the water surface was steel grey and matte unlike the great blues it usually shows off. The drive was nice. Lunch at Beckie's had the local feeling for the out-of-towners. A walk along the river on the Rogue River Trail was too much for me after a mile and a half, so I sat out the the other mile to Takelma Gorge, letting the younger legs go on. I watched a mama woodpecker feeding babies in a cavity of a half dead tree. Just where I was sitting there was 7 different kinds of trees; Yew, Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Maple, Alder, and Chinquapin. Whoops, that's six, can't think of the seventh! Anyway, I had a nice view while I waited. Yesterday we harvested, packed and delivered 8 bags and had Schnitzel for dinner. Today we cleaned the yard. Allen also pitched in, whacking away blackberries and unwanted weeds. I worked on the rim around the pond. Michael weed eatered and mowed, and the girls sanded and painted the peeling red chairs their new bright yellow. Then we cleaned the raft for a voyage on the Rogue tomorrow.