Monday, 15 October 2018

Everson Ranch Harvest Celebration!

HC Picnic HC Picnic Crystal England

On Saturday, September 29, we celebrated our third annual Harvest Celebration! Folks were able to visit the animals and pick their own veggies while touring the garden and greenhouses along with buggy rides to the Everson Reservoir.

Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch from the grill where our beef burgers or portabella mushrooms were a highlight, along with garden salad, apple crisp (from the apples at the Apple Tree Pools, thank you Peter!) zucchini chocolate brownies and even some homemade goat milk ice cream! Veggie and fruit smoothies were a big a attraction using apples from the hot springs, greens, beets and carrots harvested fresh from the garden.

Additional activities included a pumpkin patch and horseback rides for the kids. Our market stand offered our first year of Everson Ranch Honey, salves, lip balm and tea made from our garden herbs. "Yoga Under the Cottonwoods" was offered to adults and kids by our Health & Wellness Coordinator Cynthia.

Local musicians Ed Johnson and Mike Brill, The Dusty Mountain Boys, entertained us with their country/folk music. The day was warm and sunny, big blue skies, lots of friends and family who joined staff to celebrate another year of hard work, abundance and beauty at the Everson Ranch. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Market Stand  - Crystal England HC Picnic - Crystal England Mike Brill - Crystal England Cynthia leading Yoga  - Cynthia Nelson

Last modified on Monday, 15 October 2018 17:36

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dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
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