Rain, rain go away, don't come again another day...
April arrived and we started our spring cleaning of our cabins. A task which should be pretty simple, however up here in Northern Maine Mother Nature is a little bipolar!! When we started cleaning cabins we could see grass, VERY wet grass but still grass. Then one morning we woke up to a fresh coat of snow on the ground. This delayed cleaning just a little, we focused on our main building during this time.
Now it seems that Mother Nature just wants to tease us, giving us a few days of glorious sunshine and warmth all to give us more rain and coldness. So now we continue to clean the last remaining cabins while constantly shedding or adding layers of clothing and removing our shoes due to the muddy mess.
Our lower lake has completely thawed out but our upper lake is still a little frozen, this is sad for our fishermen because it means our river is freezing and the fish aren't biting. Still though we have guests in our cabins and they are making the best of the flip flopping weather.
We have a few new faces here in the Maynard's staff, it's exciting to be welcoming new people into our little family. As always we have many of the same family staff here and we are all getting very excited about this year, it's a big deal for us. This year we turn 100 years old, it's a huge birthday year for us!! We open our dinning room to the public this weekend on Sunday, May 12th, Mother's Day, and we are completely booked!
This year is going to be huge for us and we can't wait to see all your smiling faces join us!
When two generations come together to do the same job there are many things that could go wrong, but just as easily there are many beautiful things that can take place.
Here at Maynard's we have reached that point in our journey. We now have members of the 5th generation playing big roles for us. Helping us to join the big scary world of the internet. Things like Facebook, Instagram and running our own website. It has been a time consuming task teaching those who don't know how to do these things, and it has now come down to just letting the ones who know how to work things just do it on their own.
We have had the chance to teach our new generation how to do all the tasks that help to keep an office working smoothly. Helping them develop skills that are important to having any job in the management field.
With both generations learning from each other we are growing stronger bonds that seem to be fading in today's world. It is a blessing to be able to work with, teach, and spend time with family in ways that we never thought we would.
"Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one"
noun | me-nag-er-ie
: a place where animals are kept and trained especially for exhibition
noun | may-nards me-nag-er-ie
: a place where fun loving, never boring employees work and are trained to give guest the best stay and meals as possible
With a staff of twenty people (give or take) Maynard's is a very fun place to work. We are all one big family and or one goal is to make sure we take care of your family as if you were one of ours.