Jerry has become very crafty lately, and I don’t just mean his fish-catching ability. These are the raw materials for making a whirligig that is seen on almost every trailer and RV. They start out as empty soda and/or beer cans.
You may recognize this structure. It used to hold the coke-can hummingbird feeders. However, we have seen bears near the camp and we thought it best to remove the sweet nectar as an attractant and Jerry has converted it into a hanger for his whirligigs. As of this picture, he had made four, but has since made more. Will send an updated picture soon. They really sparkle when they spin!
There are four lovely wooden cabins situated around this pond. When Jim bought the place, the pond was deep and stocked with fish for those that rented the cabins. However, he started to worry that a child might fall in, so he filled in the pond and now it is only about 1 foot deep. A local moose that has been coming for the past 11 yrs. that they have named Mabel and her calf have begun using the pond as their own personal wading pool. I’d love to see that! Any flower containers you may see in these pictures contain artificial flowers. Again… Mabel likes to visit.
This chapel is set among the cabins and is built of the same materials. A wedding took place here Saturday morning, which is why there are rose petals in the pond.
In addition to a Visiting Moose, they have a Resident Squirrel named Jerome. Jerome is actually a female. Somebody got confused I guess. Anyway, Jerome thinks that every human has a peanut for him and climbs right up to get it. If you haven’t got one, he doesn’t hang around, though.
Finally, here is Jerome’s residence. It’s pretty fancy for a rodent, huh? But I’m sure he earns his keep. The first time he ran up my leg I didn’t know if he was friendly or not. It kind of scared me at first because he ran up so fast without any hesitation. So you might say he’s a Guard Squirrel.
Jerry and Bob just headed for the old fishing hole to try and catch supper. There is a thundercloud building in the west so they maybe back sooner than latter. All the locals say that the 2nd fish run will start in the very near future ( a little over a week by majority census).