Monthly Archives: November 2013

Still Looking for that ISON Comet

I am still trying to see that comet. It just went around the sun (comets are made of dust and ice) and there was some concern that it wouldn't make it back but...it seems that it did. So beginning on December 1, I will be looking out of my east facing window just before dawn…
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Construction News…Elliott Lodge

They dug a hole to put in the new gas line. And of course, they hit something! Next week we hope to start digging the BIG hole. This is the foundation hole for the new basement that will become the new shower house and the hole for the footings for the dining hall extension.Repaired sewer…
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Getting Ready for Winter-Our Beavers

Our Beavers have been VERY busy getting ready for winter. Notice the new mud on top of the lodge and the twigs and branches further out in the water. The mud came from the bottom of the lake--notice the dark colored leaves. The mud will dry and fill in the holes between the branches and…
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A Mountain of Backpacks! Thank You, Soshee Boutique and Uncle Dan’s!

House In The Wood joins Northwestern Settlement in saying a HUGE "THANK YOU" to Soshee Boutique and Uncle Dan's, The Great Outdoor Store! Together they donated over FIFTY backpacks that will go to House In The Wood, among other donations to the Settlement community.We've been in need of more backpacks  for our growing Outdoor Education…
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Construction News…Elliott Lodge

We have the site fences up and we have marked the area for digging! Now we are waiting for the gas company to move the meter and then we will have a GREAT BIG HOLE! Stay tuned as it will be happening soon!Two orange storm fences on either side of the construction area.Silt Fence along…
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Construction News–White Pines

White Pines is finished! Remember that over Labor Day Weekend a tree fell on it crushing the last two rooms. We have finished the reconstruction with some improvements.Notice the new light fixtures and the new flooring. We decided to go with laminate rather than carpet because the high humidity was causing mold and mildew in…
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House In The Wood at Settlement Thanksgiving

Every year Northwestern Settlement hosts a Thanksgiving potluck dinner for families in our community. This year's dinner will be next Tuesday, November 26th in the Settlement's Burnside Hall from 5:30-7:00pm. Over 500 people are expected to attend, and our very own Mr. Nathan will be there to meet and greet all of them!Camp families are…
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Stars and Comets

There is suppose to be a few comets up there (ICON and Lovejoy) but I haven't been able to find them! But I have seen some of my favorite winter constellations--Orion, Taurus, Sirius part of Canis Major, and the Pleiades. I have also had a good view of some of my year around favorites--the Big…
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Touch Me Not but if you don’t…

The TOUCH ME NOT plant with the beautiful orange-yellow flowers is found near bodies of water--it likes wet feet. Its an interesting plant--fun to play with and a powerful medicinal plant.The green seed pods (long narrow and fat when ripe) explode when you touch them. I can spend hours lightly touching the ripe pods just…
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Construction News…Moving Brown Bats Mini Cabin

Brown Bats BEFORE anything is done. See the new frame to the left. Brown Bats was moved about 20 feet to make room for the new Elliott Lodge dining hall/kitchen addition. We also "flipped" it around 90 degrees so the people occupying Brown Bats will have a better view out of their front door. Rather than…
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