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A Long-standing Tradition

Each fall, a few more calves are added to the herd. Here is our latest arrival!  Cows have been grazing the fields since the 19-teens, when this was North Beach Farm.

Later the resort opened, and Mrs. Edna Gibson ran a thriving farm to feed the guests of NBI.Some of our guests remember their childhood summers here, going up to the chicken house with Mrs. Gibson to feed the chickens in the afternoons, and visit the cows.

Magnificent Mushrooms

Each cool wet fall, a plethora of fantastic fungi push their way up through the grass and moss.  Here are a few samples from our walk up the driveway last week! Many of these were tiny, but surprisingly delightful when examined up close.

Any experts out there who can name some of them?

White-robed Woods

 

” I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'” (from “Alice in Wonderland”)

 

The snow drifted and blew and sank onto every surface, softening lines and blurring contours. It was beautiful.  A new look for NBI’s woods and beach: the trees a feature, not just a backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

Some of us lucky enough to be here loaded up on firewood and cozied up inside with a good view out the window.  Others loaded up with gear, and got outside to walk and wonder and play.

 

 

Whatever the season, this lovely old land has so many gifts to give!