Soggy Season So Far

Soggy Season So Far

Trout season is off to a soggy start. Multiple rain storms are keeping the rivers high and un-wadable . The Brook Trout fishing in the ponds on the other hand have been fantastic with yet another State record broken in the southwestern Adirondacks. The latest record is now 6.2 lbs and 22 inches.  When the…

2013 Summer Arts Series

2013 Summer Arts Series

Schedule of 2013 Summer Arts Series All events are free and open to the public, though donations are greatly appreciated to help continue this Art Series. Crane School of Music Latin Ensemble with Guest Artist Mitch Frohman Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Town Green, Wanakena An evening of traditional and contemporary Afro-­‐Latin music…

Lean-to Lunch Excursion

Lean-to Lunch Excursion

This weekend’s guests took advantage of our Lean-to Lunch Excursion.  They set out to snowshoe the Peavine Swamp trail in the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, then met us at a traditional Adirondack lean-to on the bank of the Oswegatchie river.  There we prepared a warming fire and handed out cups of  hot chocolate.  Piping hot…

Snow Fleas are real!

Snow Fleas are real!

Have you ever seen snow in the late winter or early spring that looks like someone has sprinkled pepper over the top of it?  You were most likely looking at snow fleas!  Yes, they are real. Snow fleas are a type of springtail that live in the soil and leaf litter, sometimes on the surface…

Accordion Panel Book Workshop offered at Packbasket Adventures

Saturday, April 20th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Spend the day making this sturdy and versatile accordion book that can be hand-held or displayed as a sculptural object. Quick collaborative drawings will serve as the subject for this book, making the object that you carry away at the end of the day more than…

More than just Flatbreads!

Dinner on Saturday evening was a Rustic Mediterranean Chicken Stew that  included vegetables roasted in the masonry heater’s oven. Here we are roasting red, yellow and purple fingerling potatoes and eggplant. You should hear them sizzle! We are expanding our repertoire of items from the oven and having fun at the same time. To date…

Breakfast

“Breakfast today was a keeper,” said Rick.  Baked eggs with Canadian Bacon, Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and scallions were paired with fresh cantaloupe and strawberries, with a piece of herb focaccia hot from the masonry heater oven. Mmmm! Does it get any better?