Mother Natures melt the week before the event left the Land School landscape with a hard layer of ice more fit for ice skating than cross country skiing. But that didn't stop this group. There is plenty to do at the Land School in the winter!
The bird blind was the highlight of the trip for many. The hike out there was filled with wonderful windblown areas of snow - perfect for "penguin sliding" on your belly! Once there, we were all surprised to see so much action at the feeders! We saw: Chickadees, American Goldfinches, White Breasted Nuthatches, Flickers, and Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers! Mary was quiet enough to spot 16 Morning Doves fly in to feed!
A group of volunteers fed the Llamas as Andy was away in California. We snowshoed and went sledding, and we studied the winter moon with the telescope!
Indoors the group had fun getting to know each other and playing card games, the E2 boys tackled a box of over 10,000 legos an built a variety of huge vehicles, the JH team trained us all on the kitchen rules and mealtime rituals & Andrew and Arianna entertained the group with beautiful piano solos.
And of course we cooked up a storm in the well outfitted kitchen - and we ate and ate & ATE! We made stews for 32, a 4 lb cookie, 32 cupcakes, 50 pancakes & 20 lbs of hash browns!
The snow started to fall by noon on Sunday, all were tempted to call in for a snow day and stay a couple more days as we were all having so much fun!