The monthly meeting of the Golden Valley Men's Breakfast Club!
Thursday, November 8th - 8:00 am to 9:30 am, 410 Cafe,
Hwy 410 in Buckley.
On the morning of the 5th it didn't take many steps down the River Trail, (130 to be exact), to come across a large tree to the left that fell recently, pulling up its roots and leaving a gaping hole next to the trail. A number of smaller trees were damaged by its fall. Further on, the 'River Trail' sign (noted last month) has been reset. Thanks, Al.
The river is lower now and even more accessible. Someone left a heavy duty garden cart there. Three 'seagulls' flew low over the waters on their way upstream. Also noted was a precision formation of nine Canadian Geese who flew low to maintain vision as the morning fog settled down.
You can find numerous tracks in the sand along the river. There were several deer tracks leading upstream, but the prize tracks were those of the (black?) bear rumored to frequent the area. Take a look at the size and be the judge of its weight.
Of course no walk to the river would be complete without some comment of the plant life. First pictured on the March 2007 page, the old stump shows a completely different community in the fall. The early morning walk was comfortable, but the addition of warm gloves will be a vital part of the next visit.
It's a typical chilly, foggy November morning in the Valley, but the sun does break through and warm things up.
If you smelled chlorine in the tap water for several days after the 11th, your nose is working. The 56,ooo gallon storage tank next to the gate was drained, cleaned and put back online with no interruption in service. This task is to be completed every five years. The 1/2 gallon of chlorine is a health department requirement and completely harmless in its greatly diluted form.
GOLDEN VALLEY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Saturday, 15 December, 2007
5:30 P.M., Buckley Eagles Hall
Reservations due before Dec 1st
Check the Newsletter for Details
One of the larger dairies nearby has their outdoor decorations up and are featuring their cows, pulling a John Deere tractor for Santa. You know the seasons are changing when the Maris farm harvests its corn maze.
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