October 2016 | Issue 329                       

IN THIS ISSUE
Popups For Sale
You Asked For It!
Concierge Recommendations
One Pitch Winners
Volleyball Winners
Thanksgiving Dinner
Looking for a Forever Home
Birthdays and Anniversaries

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Building a Campfire
can seem like an easy task, but anyone who has attempted it before knows that it is not as simple as it seems. Sometimes you don't have enough kindling, the environmental conditions aren't just right, or your wood-stacking technique just isn't up to par. But don't worry- follow these simple steps and you'll impress everyone with your amazing campfire-building skills!
1. Find a Fire Ring: Our park provides a fire ring to each and every site. Please use it to keep everything and everyone safe!
2. Gather Wood: You'll need tinder, kindling, and logs to make this fire roar. Tinder includes small twigs, dry leaves, needles or forest duff. Kindling consists of small sticks, typically less than one inch around. And logs are the larger pieces of wood - remember not to move wood more than 50 miles away from where you got it!
3. Build the Fire: Try any of these wood-stacking variation to really impress your family and friends!
-Teepee: Start with a small cone of kindling around a few handfuls of tinder that are loosely piled in the center of the fire ring. Once the fire is going strong and the temperature increases, you can add larger logs a few at a time as needed.
-Log cabin: Place two larger pieces of firewood parrallel to each other and with some room in between to form the base of your structure. Then, turn 90 degrees and place two slightly smaller pieces on top and perpendicular to form a square. Place plenty of tinder inside the square. Continue adding a few more layers of firewood around the perimeter, getting a little bit smaller with each layer. Finish with a layer of kindling and tinder across the top. Remember to leave space between logs so the fire can get plenty of oxygen.
-Upside down (pyramid): Start with three or four of your largest logs side-by-side on the bottom layer. Turn 90 degrees and then add a second layer of slightly smaller logs on top. Continue alternating a few more layers in this manner, getting smaller as you go. Place your kindling and tinder on top.
4. Light the Fire: Light the tinder with a match or lighter. After lighting the tinder, blow lightly at the base of the fire to provide oxygen, which will help increase the intensity of the flame and further ignite the wood.
5. Extinguish the flame: Extinguish all fires by pouring water on them, stirring the ashes, then applying more water.
Remember to always keep the campfire at a safe size and distance away from other flammable objects! And don't forget the s'mores! See the original article here! 

Happy Camping!


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Popups For Sale!
Don't miss your chance to purchase a 2016 popup and receive a $500 Gift Card!*  It's a 2016 Viking and is in great condition, never having been on the road.  It sleeps 6 and will be available to pick up mid-November. 
You Asked For It!
Survey results are in and we want to thank those of you who completed our survey. We received many submissions with great feedback and wanted to let you know what we will be implementing for next season as a result of your suggestions.
  • We are building a tennis and pickleball court adjacent to the basketball court.
  • We are looking to purchase a passenger van so we can offer shuttle service to Patriot Place & Gillette Stadium, Plainridge Casino, and the Wrentham Outlets.
  • We are adjusting the times of our exercise activities such as yoga, pound, zumba and boot camp so that they are staggered and you can attend additional classes.  
  • We are adding hayrides and more family activities such as sack races and tug of war. 
  • We know the gravel roads can create a lot of dust, so we will be treating the main roads to manage dust control. 
Concierge Recommendations
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One Pitch Winners 
Congratulations to Chris Daudelin's team who won the One Pitch Tournament over Labor Day Weekend!
Volleyball Winners
Congratulations to Team Cosby on winning the Volleyball Tourney!  
Thanksgiving Dinner
We're looking forward to our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 28th and wanted to remind you that tickets went on sale August 15th. Purchase online as we will sell out!
 
Dinner starts at 2pm in the Recreation Lodge. Tickets cost $12 per person if purchased by October 31th.  As of November 1st, tickets cost $15 per person.
 
Dinner menu includes: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, squash, cranberry sauce, stuffing, olives, dessert & coffee.
Please bring your own plates and table set-ups.  
 
Looking for a Forever Home 
Bumble is a cute as his name!  This Labrador Beagle mix is so well behaved, he is crate trained, house trained and does not chew on things he is not supposed to.  He did live in Boston but the busy hustle and bustle of city life was too stressful for him. Due to the stress Bumble can be leash reactive to other dogs but is working on proper introductions. Bumble enjoys playing with other dogs in a fenced in yard and does very well with them. He is a very sweet boy who loves to give kisses and be with his people. We are hoping that his forever home will give him time to adjust to his new environment and continued with his training. Trust us, he will be worth the effort.  https://pawsnewengland.com/our-dogs-list/bumble/ 

Birthdays and Anniversaries
October Birthday Celebrations
Brian O'Connor 10/1, Jack O'Connor 10/2, Dawn Mitchell 10/10, Hannah Webster 10/10, Cody Sullivan 10/17, Cameron Sullivan 10/21, Norma Martins 10/25, Katie Iacobacci 10/25, Kyle Conroy 10/31.
October Anniversary Celebrations
Janis & Jim Pendergast 10/3, Jean & Mike Lincoln, Tom & Elaine Pytka 10/12, Sandy & Bob Masse 10/13, Patsy & Bobby Daniels 10/26.
 
We look forward to providing you and your family with the finest services and amenities for a truly memorable camping experience.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Daniels Family

Normandy Farms