Dane and I arrived at The Osborne Inn at the beginning of May and have been working like busy bees ever since! Two days ago, Dane got it in his mind to plant the bag of pasture seed that was sitting in our barn. “I am trying to get control of the weeds!”, he stated in exasperation. Also, water is plentiful and free right now, so that went into the decision as well. He got his tractor going and tilled, then raked, then rented a lawn roller,rolled, then cast seed, then lawn rolled again, then had a truckload of mulch brought in, and put mulch on top, (which is still in process), and has begun watering. This turned out to be a HUGE project, when there were many other little pressing projects going on already. My just-turned-eighteen year old son was out there from early morning to evening helping and my thirty-something nephew as well, with his happy attitude and little ATV with trailer. It was dirty, dusty and when the mulch arrived, smelly work. The good thing is, it is just about done and God is in charge with the sprouting of the seeds part and the watering we must do, but thanks-be-to-Him for the precious water here in arid central UT. We are hoping that the good seed will overcome the bad.
The big Grandfather Tree out in front of The Osborne Inn looks like it is coming back! We love this tree and Dane, especially, is doing all in his power to revive it, despite my not-so-positive attitude about it. New growth is showing from top to bottom branches. A good friend came by and gave us hope saying her tree looked the same way, but she watered constantly and now hers is beautiful and thriving. Last year we thought we might have to have it cut down, but relieved we didn’t. Grandfather Tree is doing its best to show us that he wants to live.
There are openings for Manti Pageant, please make a reservation on- line or call me, Barb, at inn: 435-462-9338 or cell: 720-284-2314. We are looking forward to meeting and serving you at the Osborne Inn!