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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The 4-W's Workshop

It was another wonderful day in the Boulder Valley. We took a nice long walk this morning with the Jazzy girl and then Michael got started on the garage building again. I puttered, watering plants, feeding the birds and picking the rhubarb.

Several weeks ago I ordered a pattern from the quilt store Creations in Kerrville, TX. The pattern is for a bag to take to the grocery store, farmer's market or anywhere and eliminate using one of those awful plastic things. It took me less than an hour to make the bag and it turned out great!

This afternoon we attended a workshop at the old Historic Main Boulder Ranger Station. It was sponsored by our local watershed group and the USFS. It was called the 4-W's Workshop and a short 30 minute presentation was given by various people such as our local weed control coordinator, Stacey. It covered weeds, wildfire, water quality and wildlife. You could also take a tour of the Ranger Station. Following the presentations, an absolutely wonderful meal was catered by Brian, a local young man with an up and coming meat market.

The Ranger Station was built in 1905 by Harry Kaufman, a Guard Ranger who in 1903 signed on with the Forest Reserve as our Forest Service was called then. As a prerequisite to the job, Kaufman had to provide 2 horses, riding and packing gear, camp equipment and his services 24 hours a day in exchange for about $60 per month!! Kaufman was a ranger in this area for many, many years and was well known by Michael's family who lived just down the road from this ranger station.

Lots of friends and neighbors were at this gathering and it was fun to visit and also to sit and look at the wonderful views and be grateful that we live in this beautiful place. Of course, I forgot the camera!

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