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Scenes from the Dec 13-14 Weekend @ COC

Happy to be able to share some pictures from talented Craftsbury member, John Lazenby. We enjoyed a full winter weekend here at Craftsbury:  hosting BFA-St. Albans high school races on Saturday, a four day Masters’ Camp, some cross training rowers, … Continue reading

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Photo Tour of the New Activity Center and Lodge

In case you missed our Grand Opening of the new Activity Center back in October or haven’t visited the Center yet this fall, you might want to check out our digital tour of the new building. We’re really excited about … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Wilbur’s

If you’ve been around the Outdoor Center much this summer you may have noticed the slow disappearance of Wilbur’s, the building near the hoop houses at the end of Lemon’s Haunt. Wilbur’s is being deconstructed by ReSource and some of … Continue reading

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Garden Harvests

The previous garden post focused on the garden plants and layout, in pictures, but intentionally omitted an important part of the garden – the harvesters!  As mentioned in that post, the garden workers are a crucial part of the gardening … Continue reading

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2014 COC Gardens in Full Swing

The Outdoor Center gardens are bigger and better than ever this summer! There are two main vegetable gardens around the COC campus in addition to a few smaller areas with edibles, and numerous flower beds surrounding most buildings. The main … Continue reading

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Forest Finds

My latest forest discoveries demonstrate the difference between being a ground nester like the white throated sparrow and a cavity nester like the tree swallow. The white throated sparrow nestlings grow faster and hop out of their forest floor nest … Continue reading

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Cryptic Creatures

The summer season has arrived at Craftsbury and with it come busy and productive days of running, sculling, coaching and having a brain full of details that must be remembered. When I need a respite, I take Towhee and go for … Continue reading

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“It’s About this Beautiful Lake, Nothing Fancy”: An Interview with Russell and Janet Spring

GRP Rower Phil Grisdela wrote a great interview of Craftsbury’s former owners and camp founders, Russell and Janet Spring for the recent Hosmer Ponds Watershed initiative 2014 Summer Mailing. Lots of good stuff in the recent edition, but this interview … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Apricot BBQ Sauce

If April showers bring May flowers, we’re also hoping they bring May sunshine and a few warm nights to grill out. Looking for a twist on traditional BBQ? Try out our apricot BBQ sauce on pulled pork or chicken kebabs. … Continue reading

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2014 Ice Out

ICE OUT! Yup, today the ice is off of Big Hosmer Pond – thanks in no small part to the efforts of the GRPRowers and their icebreaker, the CS Milfoil Queen. A couple hours of mechanical intervention and we’ve gained … Continue reading

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