Fiber Arts and Yoga Retreat July 26,27,28th
Forest Society Benefit
New! Sun House
The new Sun House takes the place of a Glamping Tent pond side. It is tucked privately into the woods at the edge of the pond and with the big sunny deck, kitchenette and nearby grilling pavilion, makes a great spot for an overnight or two. The sun house has 2 comfy twin beds or one luxurious King bed.
St George Sound Studio
The St George Sound Studio is complete and ready for action. This small pond side former garage will serve as sound studio, hang out space and guest cottage. First pics below-we think it looks great!!
Projects to be done in the Spring include:
• Complete the septic system, bathrooms and kitchen in the New Barn
DONE! • Clear and level the foundation area for 2 new buildings that will be delivered as soon as the roads are cleared for heavy trucks. We are getting a small Victorian Carriage House to use as a storage building next to the new barn and a small "Sun House" that will go pond side where the glamping tent was last year. Both are being built by the guys from "The Barnyard" who built the New Barn last year
FUN Spring Projects for Volunteers include:
• Clear the down trees and brush from the trails
• Cut and split the found wood for those summer night fires on the beach!
• Place the solar lamps along the drives and paths
• Help plant the new Lavender and Rose gardens
• New Grape vines will be added to the kitchen deck-we hope to train them over a new pergola to give us some tasty and stylish shade-I'd love some help planning this.
The dates for Spring Pitch in and Play Days will be announced as soon as the snow melts
Bulletin:: Winter is COLD Expect SNOW
Sitting through a fiercely cold and snowy winter is one of the joys of the North Country. We get a chance to build up a layer of insulating bulk-whether from down or cookies is a choice (but a pretty hard one-I always opt for cookies...)
The deck with a big blanket of snow. Advent Walk and
Gracie takes a break
The ice is here to stay and a few new Pond Members are taking advantage of the cool waters to lure out the trout who hide pretty well in the warm summer waters. Gracie, the pond Tibetan Terrier, keeps a watchful eye on the fishing flags and sounds the alarm when a fish is caught.
This Winter we welcome a few new and hearty friends to the pond Membership. These new lease holders plan a few trips North from southern NH, Massachusets and Connecticut for winter hikes and smne ski and ride fun at Breton Woods. We all look forward to summer when we will be swimming and hiking in our short shorts!
The first Friday and Saturday of the month will be Faraway Pond
Pitch in and Play Days
Here is your chance to come on over, join in with any skill level and do some needed maintenance around the land, enjoy a great meal with new friends and experience a day in nature. We picked 2 days so the weather can be considered, details about what we are planning will be posted as the date draws closer. A calendar of proposed activities will be coming soon.
December 1/2- Trail clearing-(light work) • Gazebo winterizing • Lunch
Let me know if you want to drop by!
FUN, Food, and Great Company
The Big Barn Party for the Forest Society was a wonderful success!
Over 100 people turned out to launch the new Faraway Barn, sample beer provided by Schillings of Littleton NH, enjoy singer songwriter Alan Greenleaf and eat a tasty meal made from local ingredients.
We heard about the work of the Forest Society and got an introduction to the adjacent Dana Forest, its trails and wonders (including a real gold mine)
Many came early to walk the trails of Faraway Pond and hear about ways to become a member. Consensus seemed to be-we must make this an annual event! If you missed it this year-look for it next Fall when we hope to do it again!
Since 1901, the "Forest Society" has conserved forests of the Granite State for wildlife, clean water, working forests, recreation, and conservation. Forest Society members have played a large role in creating the landscape of the White Mountains and North Country on New Hampshire.
David Dana Forest in Dalton, Bretzfelder Park and The Rocks in Bethlehem, and the Kauffmann Forest in Stark are just a few of the Forest Society's nearly 200 state-wide conservation reservations, all open for public enjoyment.
FarAway Pond, a private property, protected by Forest Society Deed has membership opportunities available. Please see the Membership pages for details.