February at Jubilee Lake
In and Around the Park
February is still very much Bush Fire Danger Time. We want everybody to be safe to enjoy their time in our park. Please do not wander off the beaten tracks in this weather. If you do go bush walking, please make sure that relatives and our park managers know where are going and the expected time of your return. Make sure that you are wearing “Gaiters” if following narrow tracks plus denim jeans and sturdy shoes. There are many snakes out and about in the bush at this time of year.
Please make sure that you know where the Emergency Assembly points are in our park just in case the unthinkable happens. If necessary go and stand in the middle of our oval.
If you are planning on having a camp fire please check with the Park Managers that it is safe to do so. Make sure that it is contained within a fire pit above the ground and that you have a bucket of water very close by. Soak any fire and ashes at the evenings end prior to retiring for the night just in case strong winds develop while you are asleep.
All our annual site holders are advised to notify the Park Managers when they arrive in the park as in an emergency they must be able to account for your whereabouts. You must also notify the Park Managers when you are leaving the park.
We welcome your fur babies in our park but they must be kept on a lead at all times and you are expected to clean up after them placing rubbish in the bins provided. Please remember that the Health Department does not allow any dogs or cats to be taken inside the kiosk/cafe, no matter how how cute, white or fluffy they are as food is prepared there.
Our new camp kitchen has been a great success. You are welcome to use the facilities that it offers but please clean up after you have used it so that other families can enjoy it as well.
Out and About in Daylesford
There is an awful lot that can be done and seen in Daylesford and its surrounding towns. Great places to explore and visit. To find out whats on and where it is, visit www.visithepburnshire.com.au Scroll down to “Upcoming Events” and there are so many different markets and things to see and do that you will be spoilt for choice.
For the Children
Fairy park- A heavenly place for kids that will keep them occupied all day. pack a picnic and drive down to Anakie, down the Ballan rd, approx 73kms and you will come across a white brick fence where a giant is sitting in the gateway waiting to welcome you on the left hand side of the road. drive through the entrance gate and up the hill and you will find every fairy tale represented and most are interactive. There is also camelot playground where kids just love Merlin’s tower. check out the web site for details. www.fairypark.com.au
Play Cafe – 8/39 East Street, Daylesford. This is an indoor play centre for children where parents can have a much needed coffee in the cafe while they watch their children at play. Phone 03 5348 1537 for further details.
For Those who Love to Craft
Bendigo Woollen Mill- Situated in Bendigo at the rear of the Tramways Museum, this factory outlet is a heavenly place full of different yarns, patterns, needles, hooks etc. Every conceivable colour in wool, blends and cottons are available. Fleece is also available for spinning or felting and cones of yarn are available for machine knitters. Leave your partner in the cafe next door in the Tramways museum while you browse to your heart’s content . Further details are available at www.bendigowoollenmill.com.au
Millrose Quilting and Gallery – 92 inglis st, Ballan. Here there are rooms galore full of the most glorious prints and plain fabrics suitable for all your craft needs. Leave your partner in a nearby cafe to read the paper while you browse to your hearts content. www.millrosecottage.com.au
The Wool Stash – in Maldon, 32 Main Street. this little shop is located in one of Victorias most picturesque historical gold rush towns and well worth a visit. local artisans have their home spun and dyed yarns there as well as other yarns available.plus, Maldon is well worth a visit. Maldon can be reached easily on a trip to or from Bendigo. www.thewoolstash.com Thursday-Mondays 10am – 4.30pm.
This Month’s Camp Recipe
German Style Potato Salad
(Diabetics must use pre-cooked potatoes that have been chilled in the fridge for at least 12 hours or more. Use the Spud Lite brand.)
1kg Red Royale, or Carisma or Spud Lite potatoes.
4 rashers bacon, chopped
4 eggs, quartered
2 celery sticks thinly sliced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 dill cucumbers coarsely chopped
1 Tbls capers
1/4 cup coarsely chopped dill
2 tbls finely chopped chives
Creamy horseradish mayo
1/2 cup whole egg mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teas horseradish cream
1 teas dijon mustrad
1 Tbls white wine vinegar
- The night before, place the potatoes into a large saucepan with a well fitting lid. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Boil 5 minutes, then turn off the heat but do not lift the lid. Leave to sit overnight. In the morning, drain off the liquid and place the potatoes in the fridge until required.
- Place cold water into a saucepan along with the eggs and slowly bring to the boil. Boil eggs for 7 minutes. Drain water and fill saucepan with cold water to cool eggs quickly. Change the cold water until eggs are cool to the touch. Place the eggs into the fridge to completely cool.
- Fry bacon rashers in a non stick fry pan over medium heat. Turn over occasionally, cook till crisp. Drain on paper towel.
- Peel the potatoes, if desired, and place in a large bowl, crumble over the bacon, add celery, spring onion, dill cucumber, capers, chopped dill and chives. Stir gently to combine.
- To make the creamy horseradish mayo, place the mayonnaise, sour cream, anchovy, garlic, horseradish, mustard and vinegar wine in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Season.
- Drizzle the creamy horseradish mayo dressing over the potato salad mixture in the bowl and toss to combine. Decorate with the quartered hard boiled eggs.
(Home Economist and Board Member)