With the weather being as the weather is these days, bad thoughts are surfacing. Was that really it? Summer’s over already? According to the meteorologists the weather will straighten itself out by the end of week. Warm temps will return and we can go back to boating, swimming, bicycling…. The weatherforecast for McHenry, Deep Creek Lake, is calling for daytime temps in the high 70s and NO RAIN for the weekend! Enjoy it (while it lasts), this winter might get . . .
Worth a trip! If you are in the Accident area, drive up to the Lavender Farm! It’s just off 219, simply follow the signs. Anne Davidson and her family are growing and harvesting lavender on their farm. Visitors are allowed to stroll through the fields, pick some lavender and rest on one of the many benches, enjoying the beautiful setting. In their pretty farm shop you can purchase everything lavender, like soap, candles and decorative items. Want lavender for your own backyard? They also sell lavender plants!
Deep Creek Lake offers yet another winter activity that many people probably aren’t aware of ……… snowshoeing tours. Yes, you heard me correctly snowshoeing! I never thought about it being an option here but why not? It is a great total body workout and lets you enjoy the outdoors in the winter months. Not everyone can ski or snowboard but I think almost everyone can snowshoe. I myself was introduced to it when visiting Quebec, Canada many years ago and . . .
Tomorrow Saturday, February 21, 2015 a Winter Storm Watch has been issued. Please use extreme caution as heavy snow is expected from about 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and then turning over to a Wintry Mix for the evening hours. With the 17th Annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk going on use extreme caution if you are out and about. http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/l/21541:4:US?phenomena=WS&significance=A&areaid=MDZ001&office=KPBZ&etn=0004&tid=411881
After doing some research through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, I discovered some very interesting information. Did you know that Wisp was not the first ski resort in Maryland? That honor goes to New Germany State Park in the 1940’s they had both downhill skiing and cross-country nicknamed “Maryland’s Alps”. This was a premier destination until about the 1960’s. Today the downhill slopes have been reforested but people can still enjoy cross-country skiing. Most people associate Garrett County skiing . . .
It is that time of year again! The Garrett County Ice Fishing Contest has begun and will continue until March. Now that the lake has frozen over it’s time to get those reels back out and bundle up. All fish must be caught in Garrett County waters. A winner will be picked weekly and posted in the Republican. Contestants must have their fish weighed and measured at Deep Creek Outfitters, 32 Outfitter Way, McHenry, MD.
Halloween goes back far into history. This celebration dates back to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Though was celebrated on November the first as a marking to the end of summer and harvest to the beginning of darkness and the cold winter. Celtics believed that the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. Releasing those mischievous ghosts who would damage crops and cause trouble. The celebration of Halloween was . . .
It’s that time of year again for the Garrett County, MD Agriculture Fair! This is a great time for all family and friends to get out and enjoy the local vendors, crafters, and farmers of our County. Not to mention everyone’s favorite THE RIDES! The fair officially opens on July 28 – August 2, 2014. Tickets for the rides are $10 for every person over 36″ tall., Children under 36″ tall are $5 and all children under 2 years of . . .
It’s the 4th of July weekend here in Garrett County. Thursday July 3rd at dusk Broad ford Lake Park will be holding their annual fireworks display. Then on Friday July 4th at dusk Deep Creek Lake will be holding their Fire on the Mountain annual fireworks display. Please everyone have a safe and Happy 4th of July. From your Humberson Homes Family
This year marks the third annul Home & Garden Show at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Come on down and see what’s available in building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping, crafts, and home-related services. DON’T forget to stop by the Humberson Homes exhibit and learn more on our New Home Construction and Post and Beams style Homes. The show will be Saturday June 21, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. and Sunday June 22, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. There is no admission fee . . .