December 1st, 2018

Continuing in the Holiday spirit, a fellow colleague and I decided to take the ferry across to the South side and continue to Grassy Plains with a goal of checking out the community Christmas bazaar.

The morning was frosty with a light sprinkle of powder snowflakes to make the day extra pretty. The fields are getting quite frozen as are the ponds and many of the nearby lakes. This is one of the communities which was hit hard by forest fires this summer, then additionally recently lost their only store/cafe due to a fire caused during the morning creation of homemade donuts! img_70171

We arrived at the Grassy Plains community center about 10:30 a.m. and entered the packed community hall. There was a very interesting array of crafts and foods–from antler necklaces to home grown lamb, beef jerky, and gluten free baking! We bought several unique items and entered the local draws. After crossing back over on the ferry  to Francois Lake we couldn’t help laughing at all the bucks prancing around the fields, near the Mormon church,  past the “No Trespassing” signs. Apparently, they were aware that hunting season is over for them!

Prior to returning home Sarah and I checked out the Decker Lake Trading Post. I’ve driven past it many times, but never popped inside. OMG! They have anything and everything. It’s a hoarder’s heaven…but not our style.img_7058

After returning to home base in Burns Lake, I got the fire going and Brat and I had a lovely relaxing evening.