Category: Around the Pines

Farm to Table: White Oak’s Growing Garden

Since the beginning of my culinary career 5 years ago I’ve been a big supporter of the Farm-to-Table movement. I grew up in a small Midwestern town where we relied heavily on the local farmers for everything from produce, to milk, to meat, and I’ve always been drawn to companies that operate under that philosophy….

Hauling Bass

How do you move fish from one lake to another at White Oak? You hold a week long fishing tournament, that’s how. In July, we invited the staff to catch fish from our largest lake for release into one of the other lakes on the property. In this manner, 56 fish were moved  from Spare Lake to others by utilizing the…

The Dragons of White Oak

White Oak has its own dragons. Yep. They are about 3 – 4 inches long, fierce and fearless. Okay, well they are dragonflies but we think they are pretty cool. And they eat flies. Yellow flies. That’s another reason why we love them!   Did you know there are over 5,000 species of dragonflies (and damselflies) worldwide? They…

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