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Monday February 26, 2024

Monday February 26, 2024

Saturday was a sunny yet windy day and the trout were biting. I managed to catch this laker but missed another that decided it just wanted to play around. Our weather has changed this morning, once again windy and snowing, we can't see the island. This snow will be...

Tuesday February 20, 2024

Tuesday February 20, 2024

Well after a trip to Mexico and busy days when we got home I think I'm finally able to get back to serious work. You can tell how long I've been absent on here by the photo of the morning sunrise, it sure has moved a lot. We still have days to go before spring but...

Wednesday January 17, 2024

Wednesday January 17, 2024

I have a couple of dogs here that like to go for a walk so I try to go to the bridge everyday, sometimes Don comes with us. With all the trees it's fairly protected from the wind. Minus 26C this morning and with a slight breeze it did feel colder than that. But the...

Tuesday January 16, 2024

Tuesday January 16, 2024

Although the Extreme Cold Weather warning has been dropped it's still cold. Minus 23C this morning with a bit of a wind made it feel like minus 33C. We were saying this morning that we really haven't seen much sun these past few months. Usually January is quite sunny...

Monday January 15, 2024

Monday January 15, 2024

Our morning view, brilliant sunrise. That's because we're in an extreme cold weather warning, minus 27C feels more like minus 34C. We have experienced colder weather than this but we still don't like the cold. According to the forecast temperatures will begin to warm...

Sunday January 14, 2024

Sunday January 14, 2024

This is a photo from yesterday's sunset. Notice the sundogs around the sun. I always think this is an indication of cold weather, and it is cold. Minus 24C this morning, with the wind it feels like minus 32C. We continue to be in a cold weather warning but hopefully...

Tuesday January 9, 2024

Tuesday January 9, 2024

Over the past weekend Don and Allison took a trip up to Pettit Lake to check the ice conditions and do a little fishing. Don pulled this trout up but released it for another day. There's plenty of ice but the trails through the bush are rough. We're hoping to get some...

Monday January 8, 2024

Monday January 8, 2024

Good Morning sunshine. We haven't seen many sun rises so this one is a welcome site, however it's minus 20C, the coldest morning so far this winter. There's plenty of ice on the lakes now but still just a bit of snow on the bush trails.

Friday January 5, 2024

Friday January 5, 2024

We had a little bit of snow overnight, the trees are white, looks pretty. Minus 8C this morning and calm.

Wednesday January 3, 2024

Wednesday January 3, 2024

Our morning sunrise, just a hint of sun maybe we'll see more sun throughout the day. Although we'd like to see snow - the machines are raring to go but there's just not enough snow in the bush. Don is keeping himself busy brushing out the island.

Tuesday January 2, 2024

Tuesday January 2, 2024

After the Christmas rush and break it is now time to get back to work. We have a new project. Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Instagram will know now that we have bought the island with the cabin on it. Don has already started clearing brush. There's a bit...

Monday January 1, 2024

Monday January 1, 2024

Happy New Year! Wishing all our friends, family and guests a bright and glorious 2024.

Friday December 29, 2023

Friday December 29, 2023

Temperatures dipped to minus 6C overnight, puddles are frozen, there's hoar frost on the trees and the lake is covered with fog. Yesterday, Allison and I attempted to be on the lake for the sunset, we missed it by a few minutes. But after the sun went below the...

Thursday December 28, 2023

Thursday December 28, 2023

Well there's a hint of sun this morning, not sure just how much of the bright star we will see today but it sure would be nice to see it shine all day. Yesterday was again a dull, gray day. Allison did attempt a little ice fishing on Manion, but it's very slippery on...

Wednesday December 27, 2023

Wednesday December 27, 2023

Yes, this is our view this morning, that's fog rolling in. We've continued to have cloudy, rainy days and we've also had freezing rain. Luckily for us we haven't had to travel anywhere as all roads had been closed to the icy, slippery conditions. Don tried to go past...

Sunday December 24, 2023

Sunday December 24, 2023

Happy Christmas Eve. We're just about for the big day just some last minute things to prepare. It's not a very Christmasy kind of day as it's plus 4C and raining. We won't be venturing out on the lake, the ice may actually be deteriorating. We won't see much for cold...

Saturday December 23, 2023

Saturday December 23, 2023

It's hard to believe that there's only today and tomorrow till it's Christmas! And yes, that's fog in the picture today, I don't think we got below freezing last night. The lake looks very wet - like it does in March. Today will be spent getting things ready for the...

Friday December 22, 2023

Friday December 22, 2023

Well it's not an impressive photo but this is what our past few days, almost weeks have been. We've had no snow. Although the lake is frozen over it has lots of movement and there's a huge pressure ridge across our bay. To get across this heave of ice you have to go...

Monday December 18, 2023

Monday December 18, 2023

The week before Christmas, it always sneaks up on me. We had some very mild temperatures last week but last night we dipped well below freezing. There's a crunch when you walk and we had a sprinkling of snow still not enough to go through the bush and the lake remains...

Wednesday December 13, 2023

Wednesday December 13, 2023

It's a clear, cold morning, minus 17C which makes for a pretty sunrise across the horizon. Temperatures will warm to minus 1C and it the forecast indicates temperatures will be above freezing tomorrow. We are ready for some snow but there still isn't much in the...

Monday December 11, 2023

Monday December 11, 2023

Don has put all the ATV's and side-by-sides away for the season and he brought out a snowmachine. Now we're just hoping for some snow to provide better traction on the ice. We had some mild temperatures the end of last week, ice was actually melting but yesterday...

Friday December 8, 2023

Friday December 8, 2023

We had a group of moose hunters here for the past week and despite warmer than usual temperatures and no snow for tracking they harvested this bull moose. Plus 2C this morning, the lake looks more like late spring conditions that mid December. We might see some rain...

Wednesday December 6, 2023

Wednesday December 6, 2023

We saw a glimpse of the sunrise this morning but now all we have is clouds. Temperatures warmed up overnight to minus 4C and the forecast is suggesting we'll be above 0C this afternoon. There is 6 inches of ice on the lake. On Monday we walked over to the island, the...

Monday December 4, 2023

Monday December 4, 2023

Another grey day, 0C this morning, it feels very damp. Yesterday, Don lifted traps so today he has some fur to work on to keep him busy. Not much else is happening, just waiting for some snow.

Saturday December 2, 2023

Saturday December 2, 2023

Just another sunrise photo, sun is creeping closer to the far island. Once it gets there on December 21, it will begin it's journey back days will then get longer.

Friday December 1, 2023

Friday December 1, 2023

Wow, the first of December, another month has just flown by and now it's the count down to Christmas. Don has spent some time trapping, at least it gives him something to do. We still haven't got much snow, just a skiff on the ground and temperatures remain on the...

Monday November 27, 2023

Monday November 27, 2023

The almost full moon briefly lit up the night sky before the clouds moved in. Yesterday we had on and off snow showers so the ground is now white but we didn't receive much for accumulation. It was minus 14C earlier so more of the lake has frozen over but you can tell...

Sunday November 26, 2023

Sunday November 26, 2023

The temperature warmed up overnight to minus 3C but it was still cold enough to put a skim of ice on the lake. You can see open water far out on the lake though. We're not to get much accumulation of snow today, just enough to make the ground look white.

Saturday November 25, 2023

Saturday November 25, 2023

Although it was below freezing, minus 8 C this morning a strong wind is preventing the lake from freezing over completely. I think we are ready to see the lake freeze and we're also ready for it to snow.

Thursday November 23, 2023

Thursday November 23, 2023

It was much colder overnight, we woke up to minus 11C but a good wind prevented the lake from freezing. There's a skim of ice just out from the shore line but the middle of the lake is still open. Temperatures won't get above freezing so it won't be long now till the...

Wednesday November 22, 2023

Wednesday November 22, 2023

Minus 8C this morning and ice is trying to form along the shoreline. However, there's a good southeast wind that is preventing it form solidly sticking around. We know the time for freeze up is coming soon as temperatures continue to fall.

Tuesday November 21, 2023

Tuesday November 21, 2023

No visible sunrise this morning, just dull grey sky. We had some rain overnight but temperatures have dropped and now we have some snow flurries. We're not expecting much accumulation though.

Monday November 20, 2023

Monday November 20, 2023

Before the sun rose this was our view, beautiful reddish orange sky, sailors take warning isn't that the saying? Minus 5C with an east wind so that's preventing ice to form along the shore line. You can see a thin coating further out on the lake. We're suppose to get...

Saturday November 18, 2023

Saturday November 18, 2023

A gorgeous start to the morning, nothing beats a colourful sunrise, minus 2C. We're looking forward to having a mostly sunny day and a high of 4C. There's still some outside work to get done so now will be the time to do it, snow may be coming this week.

Thursday November 16, 2023

Thursday November 16, 2023

Our view this morning just after sunrise, nice and calm. We should have left a boat in the water even if what just to go for a boat ride. The majority of today is suppose to be a pleasant day but winter like weather is on its way.

Wednesday November 15, 2023

Wednesday November 15, 2023

Another beautiful sunrise this morning, -1C. Most of the snow has melted and has been running off into the lake, which is good for lake levels. Weather forecasts continue to remind us that winter weather will be on its way soon, but we are loving these mild...

Tuesday November 14, 2023

Tuesday November 14, 2023

The sun is rising behind the island, makes for a pretty sight. We haven't seen a lot of sun, November is always a very cloudy, gray month so what sun we do see is welcomed. Another mild morning, 2C but it did freeze overnight, the yard is a bit slippery. We are...

Monday November 12, 2023

Monday November 12, 2023

We've had a number of cloudy days but yesterday's clouds moved on in the evening allowing the northern lights and stars to shine. It's cloudy but mild this morning, plus2C. We're looking forward to having a few nice days this week, we might even see the sun.

Wednesday November 8, 2023

Wednesday November 8, 2023

Yesterday was a very windy, cloudy day. There were white caps on the lake and the waves were pushing ice along this area of the lake. It snowed in the evening a few centimeters. Once again it's cloudy and with a south wind and 0C this morning. We're expecting rain...

Tuesday November 7, 2023

Tuesday November 7, 2023

This is our sunrise this morning, we caught a brief glimpse of the sun. The forecast is suggesting we will see the sun later on but I think the east wind bring more clouds. Don has been setting some beaver traps so he's checking those today.

Monday November 6, 2023

Monday November 6, 2023

Our view this morning, no sun and now there's snow flurries. We had rain overnight but nothing freezing, lots of puddles in the yard. We're glad to have most things put away for the season. Don's not really sure what he wants to do today, I think he'd like to see some...

Saturday November 4, 2023

Saturday November 4, 2023

Minus 13C this morning and there's been some heavy mist rising from the lake. Temperatures are to warm to minus 1C so today will be a day to make sure various items outside have been picked up and stored for the winter. We're definitely ahead of the game this year,...

Monday October 30, 2023

Monday October 30, 2023

The sun just poked around the clouds momentarily this morning, we now have clouds, windy and minus 8C. You can tell the lake is getting colder, lots of mist rising from the lake. Don is glad he has quite a bit of his fall list completed but there's still more to be...

Sunday October 29, 2023

Sunday October 29, 2023

The clouds moved on in the evening giving way to a beautiful Hunters Moon glistening off the lake. We didn't stay up for the partial lunar eclipse though. Once again we have a cloudy morning, a few scattered snow flurries and minus 6C. Puddles are frozen but not the...

Saturday October 28, 2023

Saturday October 28, 2023

Don took out some of the docks yesterday, he hopes to take the rest out today. Minus 3C, cloudy and windy this morning. You can see mist rising off the lake evidence that the lake is continuing to cool down.