We had four campsites occupied this past week. And this weekend, we've had seven.
Even the squirrels are getting ready for winter. We've got a grove of pine trees in the day use area and of course the little pine cones have been falling to the ground all of this week. We noticed little pockets of cones stacked up at the base of the trees and they've been growing larger. Apparently the squirrels put a lot of effort into knowing that their winter food stash is right at the bottom of the tree.
Pine cones neatly piled for the winter.
Other things have been falling to the grounds as well. Even though the leaves haven't really started changing colour, they've started dropping to the ground. Gonna have to get raking again this week I think. Oh, and crab apples. We have two crab apple trees in the front yard of our cabin and the apples are falling to the ground. What a mess they are! Those trees are the biggest pain in the butt! They are really pretty for about two weeks of the year but when the apples start falling, they're a pain.
Kevin, picking up crab apples. Twice a day we pick them up and one of the cabin owners has a place set up where he feeds them to the deer.
And no, we aren't going to make crab apple jelly!!
This coming week could be our last. There hasn't been any official word from the campground directors as to when we're out of here, but lots of discussion from the folks who work in the office, store, and restaurant because everyone has pretty much had enough and just wants to call it a day. Our contract said "between the 15th and the 30th"...so I guess we'll just wait and see. Doesn't seem to make any sense to be paying us when there aren't any campers coming in but we're not involved in the decision making process. If they keep us on, we can find enough to stay busy just puttering around the park.