The days are really warming up now and so is business. We are still fine tuning the Restaurant Hours and Menus as we adapt to our customer needs. We are very close now to stabilizing these variables so please just be patient and once we are in tune with everything then things will be more reliable.
Staffing is still somewhat of a challenge, however, we are managing to employ some wonderful people who really do understand what we are trying to achieve here and it is also very refreshing to have a bunch of youngsters join The Grill Gang, each of our new employees bring their unique personalities to the South Fork and we enjoy nurturing their enthusiasm.
Meantime, in the pond; the waterfall is fully re-established and the pump and filter system has been completely overhauled and is now operating at peak efficiency. The amount of debris floating to the top still requires scooping out about six time a day but the water chemistry is perfect and the plants are thriving as are the comets and shubunkins we added, along with the mosquito fish. We have spotted a large salamander recently and several big leeches. As unsightly and ugly as they are they do have a beneficial effect when rooting around in the silt so I am not making any real effort to get rid of them. Besides, a lot of them actually get caught up in the pump suction grid.
I have to go travelling for the next couple of weeks so I doubt this blog will be updated until the end of June so, please, once again hang on and be patient.
One final thing, please note that we will be hosting a Party On The Porch July 4th and it will feature an all American Menu. Plus absolute premier seating for viewing the fireworks display which will be held directly opposite the porch and grass area up by the horse pasture. Seating for 25 at tables on the porch and perhaps another 100 on the grass. Bring your chairs and enjoy great food, cold beer and good music until the display starts at around 22:15