October 01, 2014
The garden season is slowly but surely coming to an end, The cool nights and warm sunny days are here for a short time here in Mesopotamia, OH.
Here at Hopewell, residents and staff enjoy working out in the fresh autumn air, whether its picking the last of the tomatoes and peppers or harvesting pumpkins. It's hard to believe another...[read more]
September 24, 2014
Cottage 2 residents will be in for a sweet treat when the figs growing on our own fig tree ripen. The tree was planted in Spring of 2013 by Brendan, a former resident, who started the tree from a cutting from his father's fig tree. Brendan has left his mark on Hopewell with his masonry and horticultural projects that can...[read more]
September 17, 2014
Recently, residents were offered the opportunity to help construct birdhouses. They built various sizes of birdhouses to attract a plethora of birds to include: eastern bluebirds, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, chickadees, blue jays, and woodpeckers among others.
The birdhouses are made of pine which is purchased from local sawmills. All of the birdhouses built are available for purchase in the Hopewell market...[read more]
September 11, 2014
A couple weeks ago, eight residents and two staff members set off for an unplugged camping experience at Wellman Pond. Residents were able to delegate duties and demonstrated great cooperation with each other. Some of the duties entailed preparing meals. They cooked all the meals themselves over an open fire including hamburgers, turkey burgers, baked potatoes, chicken and vegetable kabobs,...[read more]
September 03, 2014
Right now we are having the best summer for cucumbers! We lost count somewhere around 100 of the long slender juicy vegetables. At first we made cucumber salad with sour cream and dill mixed with nice round slices of cucumber. Then our volunteer, Natalie brought in a recipe for an Italian cucumber salad that the garden crew put together for...[read more]