Ironwood Maine Web Update

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” 

C.S. Lewis

Even though it’s cold and wintery here at Ironwood, new things are still happening. Once a week on Sundays, we go on field trips, and last Sunday we went to an escape room.  An escape room is when you are locked in a room and there are puzzles or sometimes riddles that have to be solved before you can move on to the next step and hopefully escape.  Working as a team, we solved everything just in the nick of time and were able to get out just before the timer went off to signal the end of our hour.

Back on campus, we have another thing to work on as a team: snow.  We have to shovel snow to clear the paths, such as from the farmhouse to the garage. But even though the snow creates extra work, it can also be fun. We enjoy going sledding, having snowball fights, snow shoeing, and just making fresh tracks walking in the snow.  Campus looks really beautiful covered in white fluffy snow, and it is nice to see it coming down in big fluffy white flakes.

Last week on Thursday, culinary staff Poly made some very delicious Indian food called Chana Masala.  Chana Masala is a vegetarian version of Chicken Masala and is made with chickpeas in a flavorful sauce and served over rice.  Last week, Poly also made very good lemon scones with lemon icing for dessert. Poly is a great cook and we are happy when he is here to cook for us!

In the barn, Oliver the barn cat has not been doing his job lately.  Ollie is supposed to catch the mice and keep them out of the barn, but he is not keeping up on his work and the mice ate a lot of the horse and goat grain.  Now Oliver has to work overtime in the barn and is not supposed to be in the house sleeping on the job!  In the barn, he has the tack room when he gets too cold or for his lunch break and cat naps.  He needs to pull his weight, just like everyone else on campus.  We are all working together to get things done so that we can enjoy free time.

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