Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday

It rained last night!  Not a lot but it still rained.

The junk in front of the square foot gardens is being cleared up.  Thanks to Kim, Phil, Mike, Bruce and me!  It looks nice!!  Bruce built a composting bin.

There is still one garden left... the person who reserved it is not using it so... have at it.

The Glen Echo field area has been roped off... probably for parking on the weekend.

The new key fob system is not in place yet.  The out gate is slowwwww.  Nearly ran into it a few times... I have good brakes. Heh heh. 

Hump day on Wednesday... June 29, 4pm – 6pm
Site 237 - Royce
 
The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to site on, a snack to share (if you like) and the beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome. 
 
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Friday night is fireworks!!  Peter will be setting them off.
 
Volleyball weekend this weekend.  Lots of people here, lots of water being used.

Open mic at 9pm on Friday night.

Not sure what the schedule is this weekend as I can't find it posted anywhere.  All it says on the Bare Oaks site is:
10th GTA Naturist Volleyball Tournament
 
No details.
 
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The grass is still crunchie... we ... need... rain...

It's strawberry pickin' time!  Brooks farms (http://www.brooksfarms.com/)  has a ton of really nice strawberries.  $2.40 a pound for pick your own. 9am to 7pm.  mid-June to mid-July.  Take Mt. Albert road through Mt. Albert... jogs left across the town line and the pickin' is on the right.  I picked 20 pounds today... 3 batches of jam and a ton of frozen berries for smoothies or... strawberry daiquiris... :-)  Mmmmm.

Peas are not ready yet... it says on the website that they are ready but I asked, and they are not.

Not many people here today.  A few people were swimming in the lake.

The area around the petanque court now has dirt, topsoil and grass seed.  With this lack of rain, don't hold your breath waiting for grass.

No one has been playing petanque this year.  I find that odd.  I was used to chitter chatter on Saturday morning.

The Outback gardens have gone crazy ... it seems the lack of rain is making the weeds grow... plus the daisies and coreopsis (yellow daisies).  Phew. 

According to the license of occupation, you cannot wash your car or water your grass with tap water.  It says nothing about watering gardens or cleaning trailers. 

Too humid to lay out in the sun today...

The poison ivy has been sprayed... I think that was over a week ago.  You will see signs around the property.

The social committee hut floor is being repaired.

The watering cans (2) that were at the Outback... have gone missing.  If you know what happened to them, feel free to put them back... :-) 

Lots of people at the Outback firepit this past weekend.  It's nice to see it being used. I thought I heard drums... ?

As for the 3 designated smoking areas ... HA HA HA. Everyone is smoking while driving, walking... good thing the red butt cans are still all over the park.  No seriously, it is a good thing or else there would be butts everywhere!

The baby geese should start flying soon... WE ALL HOPE.  Still no flight feathers on the adults so they can't leave yet.

Not much news... time to go for a walk...


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday

Really HOT the past few days but it rained a bit last night so... it is cooler today.

The place needed rain... it hasn't rained in weeks.

The June Birthday Bash was fun!  About 45 people attended, some of them coming back after leaving ...

No water on Saturday evening... got a notice that said: "Our regulations prohibit water being used to water lawns.  The reason for that is simple, our system is not large enough to process that much water.  Unfortunately some individuals did not understand this.  As a result, we have run out of water at the clubhouse and Helios.  It will remain off until the system has sufficiently recovered which we expect to take approximately 4 hours.  We apologize for this inconvenience, water remains on in Beckett Circle."

Hah!  Only Helios got the notice.  Well, my understanding is... the back cistern (Beckett) is fed from the front cistern (Clubhouse). 

The Beckett people were washing trailers, taking showers to 'cool off', using a LOT of water.  Why didn't the Beckett people get notices?  As far as I can see, they are the ones who used the water :-)

Most of the Helios people were at the Birthday Party all day.

Oh and the pool was being filled too... plus all the day people at the Clubhouse AND the restaurant was open.

I'm not ranting (a few people have...), I'm just explaining the facts. 

I've been using a submersible pump in the lake to water my gardens and lawns. Hah.

Speaking of the lake... it was noted that a day member was fishing near the raft on Tuesday... and flinging the baby fish over the raft and into the lake.  When you release the fish, gently put them back in the lake.  I requested that he do that and he stated: "You can throw back the young fish".   I gave up... and went to the office :-D

Apparently some others are doing the same thing as I had a dead fish on my shoreline a few days ago.

The geese are still creating quite a poop mess around the front pond.  They still can't fly but it should be soon.  They are getting big. 

The square foot gardens are coming along well!!  Lots of veggies in them now.

HUMP DAY HAPPY HOUR
EVERYONE WELCOME

TODAY - Wednesday JUNE 22nd...  4-6 pm

Hosted by Edith and Dave Site 206

Please bring chairs, beverage and a snack to share, if you wish !
The middle of the week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon beverage and some munchies. Socialize with other members and guests, see old friends and meet new ones.

Hope to see you there! Everyone Welcome! Bring your neighbours and friends!!!

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This blurb is stolen from Rainy :-)

"Lots and lots of events happening at Bare Oaks over the next few months.......Don't miss out.........Hump Day Happy Hours, Poetry in the Park afternoons, Fire Works for Canada Day, Volley Ball Tournaments, July Birthday Celebrations , Rib/Corn/potato etc Dinner, Bare Oaks Olympics, August Birthday Celebrations, live entertainment on the Clubhouse deck, Appreciation Potluck for all members, Illumination Night ......and much more!!!!!"

What is an appreciation potluck?  Hmmmm

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Wandered over to the Clubhouse around 9pm?  on Monday night.  The pool was not covered.   I guess that is so people can swim in it 24 hours? It cools off a LOT every night. 

The lake is warm. 

If you go to the restaurant, you might want to know that dogs are allowed on the deck... which is part of the restaurant.  You can also sit in the restaurant chairs without ordering.  Well, I never do that (grin) but I hear you can do that...

Lots and lots of people ate at the restaurant this past Sunday... it was VERY BUSY.  The food is good and inexpensive. 

People are jogging around the park.  Getting ready for the 5K nude run eh?

Our first nude run!

5km colour fun run through the park.
  • Date: July 1, 2016 (Friday)
  • Registration: 9 am
  • Start Time: 10 am
If this is your first visit to Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park, you can also speed up registration by printing and filling out this form in advance.

To register go here: http://www.bareoaks.ca/index.php/en/events/483-nude-5k-run.html

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Not much going on.  This is a place to relax and walk and get a tan. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday

Well... not much happening here so I haven't been doing the blog.

The weather is TOO COLD.  I'm tired of it.  At the moment it is 56F or 10C.

It rained a bit this week. Not much but that hasn't stopped the plants from growing.  Lots of lawns are dead though.

The septic is being fixed in Helios so the Petanque courts are unavailable.  Not much of a problem though as not many people have been playing Petanque this year. I think I saw a few people ... twice.

The roads are still in great condition after the new grader was used weeks ago.  You can only use the grader after the rain.  The road is like concrete when it doesn't rain.

The geese are getting a lot bigger. Not flying yet though.

The square foot gardens are doing really well. They are all in use now except for two of them... hopefully that person will plant soon (grin).  Like... the summer is half over people... 

My tomatoes are around 4 feet tall with some green ones!  Yeah!  I'm harvesting lettuce, radishes, carrots and peas now.  Fresh veggies are really tasty.

Lots of bunnies around. 

Hump day happy hour starts tomorrow!  Wed, June 15, 4pm – 6pm
D. & S's - site 114
 
"The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to sit on, a snack to share and the beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome."
 
I checked the Bare Oaks calendar and I don't think anyone is hosting on July 13, 27 and August 17, 31, and Sept 7, 14.  If anyone wants to host one of those days, talk to Rainy.
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Don't forget the party this Saturday.
 
We used to have a party every month for the babies of the month.  Back when we had a Hearts and Flowers committee.  I think that is what it was called.
 
June 18 from 2pm is the birthday party for the June babies. Lot 126. EVERYONE WELCOME. Bring a snack to share, a chair and ... that's it! There will be some chairs but probably not enough...
 
 

The pool is cold.  Someone told me the temperature was around 68F on the weekend.  I checked yesterday and it was 70F.  I think a nice temperature is around 82F.  :-)

I was at wing night last Friday at the Bare Bistro and it was packed.  Lots of wings, beer and nachos. 6pm to 8pm and you can't order early. So... wander over and have a beverage before 6pm.  There needs to be more tables and chairs on the deck. It was hot and sunny.  Nekid people everywhere!!

The front gate hut is coming along.  There is a nice photo in the window facing the road. 

The Quonset hut area and bins area is looking a lot nicer since it has been cleaned up.  Please do not dump your junk behind the dumpster unless you talk to the office. 

Plus be very careful when you open the garbage dumpster.  I opened it yesterday and came face to face with a raccoon.  It did not jump out at me... phew.  I put a sign on it 'Raccoon inside' which is probably gone by now.

If you see a paper at the entrance to the Park, please leave it there.  Do not pick it up.  It belongs to a park member.

The doggie enclosed area is working out well... lots of dogs in there this week.  It is not a babysitting area though so make sure you are around if you put your dog in there. Two very good Frisbee catching dogs were in there this week.

The End. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday update

Bare Bistro Hours: 

Monday to Thursday 10:00am -7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am -7:00pm
 
 
Food pictures.  Click to enlarge, they look better bigger...
 
Sandwich...
 

Toasted sandwich.


 
 
Looks like a burger!


 
 

Monday

A tad chilly Sunday... with a cool wind but Saturday was fabulous!!

Hot and humid Saturday and lots of people here. 

The restaurant was slammed (which means very busy).
Website: http://www.barebistro.ca/

On the Bistro website are menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I saw the Quesadilla (cheese, chicken and assorted peppers) $6.50  go by and it was big. Took up a whole plate.

Prices are good too! (as are the beer prices :-) )

I hear rumors that starting on Fridays next week (the 10th)  it will be wing and beer pitcher night. Mmmmm.

Hours from website:

Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat–Sun 8am to 6pm

I think those are the winter hours... I'll check and post if different.

Here are some lovely flower pictures. (Click to enlarge.)



Plus this strange flower. Not sure what the big ball is but the plant on the left side is catnip.





Due to the fact that it hasn't really rained for 3 weeks... there are a few potholes... but not as many as usual.

It finally rained Saturday night... a LOT of rain so ... the grass is no longer crunchie.

It's very quiet here... I don't think all the seasonal people have arrived yet.

If you live in a textile residence during the winter... you will want to get one of these.

http://www.cooltan.com/

A tan through bathing suit.  It's less than a normal (female) bathing suit and a bit more flimsy but... if you can't go naked... this will help you keep (and get) an all over tan.

Lots of baby birds around and baby rabbits. 

If you are going to fish, please read the fishing signs.  There are three signs around the lake.  NO live bait. 

Just a reminder. There are now two geese families... 2 parents and 4 kids... and 2 parents and 5 kids.  They can't fly yet, the kids or the parents so don't scare them away.  They will either be at the front pond or the lake. Lots of goosey poopie around.  

The pool is open.  The hot tub is open. 

Lots of dogs here but I haven't seen ONE doggie poopie so ... that is excellent.

People are still smoking everywhere in the park, walking down the road, in the golf carts... and there are still red butt cans everywhere. Having the butt cans is a lot better than butts on the ground everywhere.

I found a butt in the Outback garden.  DO NOT throw your butts there as it is a fire hazard.  There is a butt can right behind the garden, close to the Outback.

Two turtles have laid eggs... YEAH!!  One in a garden and one on a path... might have to stake that one off.

Quiet today.  The temperature is in the 60's F. (15 - 20C).

The sun is out though... :-)

Next event scheduled is on the long weekend... July 1,2,3... the volleyball tournament.

Hump days starts on June 15!! 

Wed, June 15, 4pm – 6pm
D. & S's - site 114
 
"The middle of the work week is fondly referred to as Hump Day. So why not come join us each week throughout the summer to kick back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and some munchies. It will be hosted at a different site each week. Please bring chairs to sit on, a snack to share and the beverage of your choice. Everyone is welcome."
 
June 18 from 2pm is the birthday party for the June babies. Lot 126. EVERYONE WELCOME. Bring a snack to share, a chair and ... that's it! There will be chairs but probably not enough...
 
Not much to report on...