It was cold and crisp out to start the week.  The leaves are now all down.  The snow melted and it was time to get the resort cleaned up before more snows arrive


The views off the hill while leaf blowing where spectacular today




Blowing leaves down the stairway


In other news, I ran into a 4th sock machine that I could not resist.  This 1902 Gear hart is now the oldest machine I own.  It is called a knee knocker.  The cylinder the needles sit in rotates and when it gets going swings the weights on the sock and will knock your knees if not careful.  It will be fun to get this old machine working and on display for next summer.  

I am taking Christmas sock orders if you need any contact me at

This coming weekend Steve will be in charge at the resort as we will be traveling to the Menomonie area just east of the Twin Cities to visit Troy’s family.  The sock machines and all the socks will be going with to attend the Elmwood craft fair from 9 – 3 on Saturday.  So if you live on that side of the state and needs socks, fingerless gloves and scarves for Christmas presents come on over to Elmwood Saturday. 

We still have 4 cabins open for the weekend with Steve and Mack in charge