Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

The projects, chores, and life of a family-owned, Northern Wisconsin resort.

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That time of year again to clean up all the aluminum cans from the resort and take them in for recycling.  We hauled 3 truck loads like this and the question is how many pounds of cans did we collect this year?  5 dollar coupon chip to Hilltop for the closest guesser.  Can Amy Hebert the Eastern mathematician pull it out again and win?  To submit a guess simply send them in as comment to this entry and I will post them all and the winner by 5pm on Saturday.


Ben, Grant and Jake would like to thank everyone that crushed their own cans as they had to crush the remaining ones after picking up garbage.  All the can money heads into their savings accounts for school


A couple of Christmas stockings headed out in the mail to Madison to a blog watcher named Cheryl who has never been to the resort but follows the daily activities on the blog each day.  Always amazes me the people the blog touches and becomes their portal to the northwoods each day.  Hope you enjoy the stockings Cheryl and Dustin and Abby too.  9 more stockings hanging around if anyone else wants to order them before Christmas.  After Christmas I will knit up some more of them for the next year if anyone wants any for wedding or baby gifts


For anyone that does not know I knit Christmas stockings and this year have knitted 10 extra to sell.  I personalize them with names.  I have 2 moose, 2 bear, 2 cabins, 2 tree, 1 snowman and one snowflake or holly stocking done and ready to go just waiting for names.  I am selling them for 40 dollars each plus whatever my shipping costs are or you can pick them up.  They make great wedding and baby gifts.  I start couples off with them as wedding gifts and then have a nice matching gift to give them when they have kids.  If anyone wants more pictures of the finished ones or questions about them send an email to or give a call.

After Christmas I will start knitting them again and will happily take special orders.  I can also order the patterns for an Angel, dog, cat, Peace on Earth that I do not have yet.  So if you are trying to figure out a nice unique gift idea give a call or send an email.  The Holly or Snowflake one is not pictured above but I can email a picture.