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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What's in YOUR Backyard?
Sue, our head housekeeper, zipped over to Red Pine Monday morning. Dave, in charge of the garbage run, pulled up in front of the cottage, and hefted the garbage can. He stopped. And put it back down. "Hey, Sue, did you see this?" Well... THIS is a little visitor who was superbly camoflaged in the iris and lilies in the garden at the cottage.
THIS is the same brand new fawn that Nancy saw along the shoreline on Sunday.
The doe will hide the fawns, who have no scent at this stage, and she'll leave them for a long time. How long? Well, just over eight hours on Monday. Nancy had a call in to the Aspen Valley Sanctuary, asking them what was normal, since 8 hours seemed a little excessive to us. No wonder people think the fawns have been 'abandoned', and pick them up! The first thing the Sanctuary staff asked, in alarmed tones, "Did anyone touch it?"
Well, no. We kept away (except for sneaking in to take photos... but who could blame us, and we do have telephoto lens!) They then advised us that 8 or 9 hours was NOT unusual, and not to be concerned until it was closer to 24 hours... A fact which prompted one of our guests, Michelle, to ponder whether that would work for her, with her two young girls...
The fawn was long gone with Mom by then, for sure. David took most of these pictures, which show how well hidden she really was curled up against the cottage. She was under the eaves, so the light rain that day never fell on her, and the iris and lilies made a nice pillow. As Carol said, with a sigh, 'if they're not eating the gardens, now they're sleeping in them!'
But who could ever be cross with this little creature? Not us, for sure. We're delighted she spent the day with us.
Don't overlook our specials for COUPLES! As well as families and groups, we offer great deals for couples looking to just get away.
You can check our availability on-line. We work hard to keep this current, but it may lag actual bookings. And it may not be 100% accurate...
We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
We much prefer to keep the personal touch, and to discuss your booking the 'old-fashioned' way, directly, person to person! This helps us ensure that we've got your booking just the way you want it.
1 888 300 2132 or 705 635 2261 or email us. We've got your cottage ready!
Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...