THANKSGIVING 2012 AT THE RANCH IS BUILDING MOMENTUM
–Compiled by Kenoli from various emails shared by people at the ranch and others
There have been emails flying about who will be coming to the ranch for Thanksgiving along with a discussion of expectations. Sounds like there is lots of interest in continuing the Black Bear Thanksgiving tradition this year.
Welcome from Chris — Hey all! Chris here, I’ve been staying at Black Bear again for the past couple of months, and have been involved on & off for the last couple of years. Figured I’d fill y’all in a bit, since we are almost on the Thanksgiving time. I hear that this year’s Summer Solstice wasn’t as hoppin’ as usual, and I would hate for that to repeat for this holyday. Thanksgiving is my personal favorite, and spending it here last year was joyful & delicious.
Date and Time — So so so, Thanksgiving! As with any other gathering I’ve spent here I’m expecting y’all to come in like a storm with hecka food and do it up nice. So for us to set a time & date seems silly, but I suppose we can say we’ll be ready for folks to start trickling in the day before Thanksgiving.
Road conditions — The roads are in good shape. Seems like a good crowd is coming and there are well stocked larders at the bear, so it’s all over but the cooking.
Projects — There are discussions going on about possible projects to do together as a group, including a project to shore up the larder where the back wall is sliding in. If you want to be part of the discussion, send an email to Black Bear firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the discussion.
Here is a general Wish-List of things the ranch could use..!
*Arts & Crafts supplies
*Big ol’ Crocks
*Lumber for the side of the Barn? Yeah!
*Terra cotta flower pots
*Useful house plants or seeds
*Second “C” string for a Piano (bit of a stretch, but I’ve been meaning to try and figure out how to fix that thing for months. Saint James Infirmary just doesn’t sound the same without it…)
*Old fun stories of Black Bear past, and ideas for Black Bear future.
*Also, we can always use pens..
So come one, come all, We’re real excited for this Thanksgiving, and hope y’all come by..
Requested Food items:
Cranberries 6-10 bags
box of potatoes
box of yam/sweet potatoes
Honey (this was the one food request from the Bear)
citrus ( mandarins, oranges, lemons)
boxes of veggies
Updates on what people are bringing.
The following supplies are on their way:
Bringing potatoes from my garden.
I’ll stop at Costco on the way down and get:
Leg of Lamb
70# of butternut squash
some odds and ends.
Celery (lots of it)
Medium sharp cheddar, tillamook, huge block
15 lbs potatoes
15 lbs sweet potatoes
bread for stuffing
some cranberries (but not enough)
eggs (12 dozen)
butter (6-10 lbs)
whipping cream (1/2 gallon)
2011 SOLSTICE GATHERING INFO:
42nd SUMMER SOLSTICE GATHERING JUNE 21st, 2010
Email us for info on our upcoming events email@example.com
In conjunction with the Summer Solstice Gathering we did Celebrate Luke Thomas Watts and Heather Marie Barons Wedding, and it was BEAUTIFUL.
22nd Annual Black Bear Women’s Gathering
August 20th, 21st & 22nd 2010
Hello Black Bear women friends it’s time to go to Black Bear again. The Women’s Gathering will be August 20th, 21st and 22nd. Come celebrate the woman you are. Play, learn, share, write, make art or just relax and absorb Black Bear.
Bring musical instruments and costumes, writings and acts for the variety show Saturday night and the parade Sunday afternoon.
Bring art supplies, writing materials, hand pruners if you want to make a basket and anything you need to lead a workshop. Bring the ingredients for an herbal spa such as: creams, oils, honey, herbs, flower petals, clay, cornmeal or other exfoliates, henna, veggies or sauces to rub on the body, nail polish, body paint or anything the skin desires.
Bring a gift for the give away circle.
Please bring children! Girls and boys(mother’s discretion) are welcome.
Bring camping gear, food to contribute to meals, a potluck dish for Friday or Saturday night dinner, lots of fruit for the fruit goddess.
Most of all bring your beautiful womanly self!
If you are planning to come please let us know so we can get an idea of how many we will be and coordinate food to bring.
Please bring a donation for Black Bear for the weekend.
For more Info > Contact Allegra at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Remember, we are women, together we can make magic.
Hope to see you there!