January 5, 2019
Happy New year to all, Just a little recap on the Christmas Party. We had more people than previous years and we did not run out of food. A special thanks to the Hartsel Fire folks. We had just enough room for everyone to have chairs at tables. And there was still enough room for people to move around and visit. This was an absolute fantastic venue put together by Niki Griffin and all her volunteers.
Buffalo Creek Reservoir: Wow where do I start, Well, it’s closed until further notice, and all the fish are gone. The flooding that occurred last summer really messed some things up. The west fence line is down and buried in debris that washes into the reservoir. The water quality can not sustain fish. There is a lot of work to get done out there. The good news is that the release valve was cleared and operational.
In case you are not on the Ranch, the Burn Pit has been lighted, and is in a satisfactory burn. There were several factors involved with the decision to burn. Here’s the deal. It really depends on the amount of moisture in the snow, and how long it will be on the ground. Also, the forecasted winds are critical. Finally, we got some much needed snow on New Years, and that has helped with the decision to burn. We have been issued a permit to burn by Hartsel Fire, and the burn is underway. More than likely it will burn for over a month due to large stumps in the pit.
It has been down right cold out lately and on the 2nd of January, it was -27 at the Ranch House. So plan on extreme cold weather if you are going outside. And don’t forget to tell someone where you are going!
Let’s have a great new year!
Happy New Year, Ya’ll.
John Adams, RM