Saturday, September 18, 2010

International Observe the Moon Night

Tonight is the first International Observe the Moon Night, an event designated to get more people interested in the moon and other features beyond our earth.

Great Basin National Park is holding a special program at 7 p.m. at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center area. You can sure appreciate the night sky in the dark skies of Snake Valley!

To learn more about the moon, check out this LiveScience article with links to a moon map and moon viewing tips.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Yummy Snake Valley Days BBQ

The place to be for the young'uns Saturday was around this steaming cauldron of...root beer! The dry ice makes it seem so Halloween-like. The homemade root beer is always a big attraction of the annual Snake Valley Days barbeque, held on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

Tri-tip roasts were barbequed on the grill out back over charcoal, and this year the guys seasoned and smoked some of the roasts, along with the traditional barbeque flavor. They were all delicious!

Janille put up signs.

Meg sliced up watermelon.

The kids continued enjoying being out on the front porch, although they might be getting a little tired of stirring!

Inside, the potatoes were taken out of the oven, tomatoes sliced, beans mixed and cooked, and much more.

When all was ready, the big bell rang and the crowd started through the chow line. There was a good turnout, and everyone was treated to a delicious meal.

I didn't get many photos, but you can see some of the people who attended in these photos.

Fortunately there was some leftover meat to buy so anyone who wanted to enjoy the savory taste longer could.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported this fundraiser for the Snake Valley Volunteer Fire Department!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Coming Soon--Snake Valley Days

Saturday of Labor Day weekend is the annual Snake Valley Days BBQ and dance. This is a fun community event and is a fund raiser for the local fire department. It's open to the public, and many folks who like Snake Valley, live in Snake Valley, or used to live in Snake Valley attend.

The BBQ is at the cookhouse on Baker Ranch, and the weekend before was the cleanup weekend.
Cows love to break through the fences, so fence repair was a priority. Volunteers came to help with that, painting, mowing grass, cleaning the cookhouse, and more.
A fresh layer of paint made things look a lot better!
Two of the younger helpers find ways to keep busy in front of the cookhouse.
Kathy says hi! (I think my son took this photo.)
Apparently the cleanup was hard work!

We hope you can come and enjoy the BBQ at the cookhouse and the dance at the Border Inn. The BBQ starts at 4:00 p.m. (PDT). Cost is $10 for 16 and older, $5 for seniors and kids aged 6-15, free for children 5 and under. Live music at the Border Inn on Highway 6 & 50 begins at 8:00 p.m., with Loose Connection playing. There is no cover charge for the dance and no packaged liquor is allowed.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!