This post will be the start of a new schedule for posting blogs. Last summer I didn't blog at all but I have decided that this year I will try to do one a week and just touch on some of the highlights. So this post covers from last Wednesday to Wednesday. Enjoy!
Our first day of business at CJ's was on Friday May 10th. We had a busy few days getting all the ice cream and supplies in place. We have to watch the weather as well because that will affect how many people come. This weekend there were 3 campsites reserved and one walk in came, so a total of 4. A lot of our business comes from town as well and every time the sun poked out, more people came. The temperatures were between 9C and 12C most of the weekend so everyone still needed a jacket. The spot that CJ's is in has lots of tree protection, so even if it is windy, it can be quite pleasant at our picnic tables. We love seeing all of our friends and of course new people as well. Here is our real estate agent who helped us sell our house which resulted in us full timing, and she is also responsible for selling us CJ's which we has kept us busy for the last 3 years selling ice cream. Lynne Miller and her family consisting of husband Mike, and daughters Laney and Libby have become great friends of ours. They like to come down on Sundays and have supper at CJ's. Sorry bout the picture which only shows half of Mike and none of Libby!!! But it does show the food!!
Pat and Harold joined us for some fun as well. Harold is the official fire tender at CJ's and he and I are also the Ice Cream taste testers. We believe that ice cream is a keto alternative.
Kaitlyn and Greg have been a big help around here this week. They have their hands full with looking after Max as well. He is a little sweetie!!
Last post I mentioned about shorting out my electrical tester. Well I went to the store and found a very simple one to replace it with. Hard to go wrong with this one because it has no knobs or dials to fiddle with.
Because the Mini Golf is about 30 years old and has not had a great deal of maintenance other than a paint brush, it is time to start doing some major overhauls. One of the things we are promoting right now is for businesses in the area to rebuild a hole and do it however they want to. In exchange they can use the hole to advertise their business for 5 years with no charge from us. We will do the daily maintenance on the hole such as cleaning and minor touch ups for the 5 year period, and after that there will be a $100 dollar a year fee if they wish to keep the hole in their name. We have had a lot of good feedback to the idea and 1 company has already started the rebuild of Hole 17. We will show you the finished product a little later. But in the meantime a couple of the holes are getting soggy and dangerous so I am going to do a little fix on them. Here is the mess after I tore the top off of Hole 15. Lots of shoddy fixing has happened in the past!!
While out working on the course I happened to pick up a little friend. Its a wood tick!! Wood ticks are one of the things we in Manitoba have grown up with and we really don't mind them that much. I don't really feel them crawling around until they come out in the open. Most of the time we pick them off at shower or bed time. Not a big deal. Here is the little fellow I found today!!