On a beautiful Lake County November Sunday, two groups met at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum to plant 1840 daffodil bulbs on the hill between the farmhouse and the barn and around the vintage farm equipment. Families of the Big Valley 4H Club and members of the Lake County Trowel and Trellis club partnered together to plant the bulbs. It was a wonderful project for all ages. It will be a spectacular scene of yellow on the property next spring. With thanks to the many hands and men with rototillers, the project was completed in a record time of two hours. This project was possible because of generous monetary donations and the energy of many people. The grateful Ely Docents provided homemade cookies, hot cider and hot cocoa.
The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road between Kelseyville and Lower Lake. The museum showcases a beautiful 1880’s farmhouse with antiques, a handsome barn full of antique wagons, a San Francisco trolley car, and a Blacksmith Shop that is being built. Throughout the property there are many beautiful antique tractors and wagons. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted to fund the many ongoing projects.
The first Sunday of every month, there is a Fiddlers’ Jam which keeps toes tapping.