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Monday April 18, 2022

Monday April 18, 2022

We received yet again more snow overnight making us wonder if we are in the spring season or not. There is just so much snow to melt maybe this weekend we will begin to see it disappear. We had a very quiet Easter Weekend, no bunnies hopping around. Hope our family...

Thursday April 14, 2022

Thursday April 14, 2022

Someone has told us that it's spring but I think Mother Nature wasn't given the memo. We received about 15cm (6 inches) of snow overnight and it's still snowing. We are still in a snowfall warning for most of the day. There is just so much snow to melt before we can...

Wednesday April 13, 2022

Wednesday April 13, 2022

Phew, it's been a while since I last posted a photo but rest assured there really hasn't been that much happening lately. This picture was taken this morning, and as you can see the lake is still packed with ice, there's about 3 feet of the frozen stuff. We have a...

Friday March 18, 2022

Friday March 18, 2022

Our morning view as the sun rises, there's a little fog hovering over the lake. With our warm temperatures we are beginning to lose some snow but there's a lot to lose. We plan on doing some fishing this weekend as we have some family coming for a few days. Today's...

Wednesday March 16, 2022

Wednesday March 16, 2022

Well that doesn't look like we're in a northern cold climate. We had had enough of the winter cold and snow and went to Mexico, the sun and warmth was a much needed change. And now we're halfway through March and temperatures have warmed up considerably, planning on...

Wednesday February 16, 2022

Wednesday February 16, 2022

On my walk the other day and came upon this on top of the snow bank. A grouse might it's untimely death but by what? There were no tracks only a wing span, you can see that on the right of the photo. So we're thinking a hawk may have had this grouse for dinner. Jasper...

Monday February 14, 2022

Monday February 14, 2022

Happy Valentines Day! I took this photo hoping it would show how much snow we have received so far this winter. Jasper has a difficult time looking over the snow bank. (I'm kneeling on the ground to take this picture) Usually you would be able to see cabin 4 from this...

Sunday February 13, 2022

Sunday February 13, 2022

I took this photo yesterday while on my walk, hopefully you can see the ring around the sun. I'm not a weather expert but it always seems to me that when there's a ring around the sun or sundogs we have cold weather. Early last night our cold weather warning was...

Friday February 11, 2022

Friday February 11, 2022

Our view this morning, it actually looks worse in real life. We received a lot of snow yesterday and it's being blown around by strong winds. Don has some plowing to do but says he'll wait till the sun shines and the wind dies down. Today's forecast - Periods of light...

Thursday February 10, 2022

Thursday February 10, 2022

Don made it across our bridge safe and sound, it was a tight squeeze. And now the snowbanks have been winged back, just in time for the snow we are expecting today and tomorrow. Today's forecast - Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Snow...

Wednesday February 9, 2022

Wednesday February 9, 2022

Don took this photo of our sunrise yesterday morning, the sun looked so huge and look where it is rising, spring will be here before we know it. Don successfully winged back the snowbanks with his grader yesterday. It was such a pleasant day warmed to minus 2C, a...

Tuesday February 8, 2022

Tuesday February 8, 2022

Allison landed this trout while fishing on Sunday. Don is going to take the grader out today to wing the snowbanks back. The forecast is indicating that we're going to get more snow on Thursday and he's running out of room to push snow when he uses the plow on his...

Monday February 7, 2022

Monday February 7, 2022

John caught this trout that we ate for dinner on Saturday. Fishing was very slow for me that day and I haven't gone out since. John and Allison went out yesterday and they each caught one. The slush has come up and in some places the slush is almost to the top of...

Sunday February 6, 2022

Sunday February 6, 2022

Yesterday we had a cloudy, snowy day and it was very challenging to see the trail, so this morning Brian is marking the trail with tree branches. The slush has begun to come up with the weight of the snow so it will be good to stick to the trail. I went fishing with...

Thursday February 3, 2022

Thursday February 3, 2022

Coldest day of 2022 so far, but at least the sun is shining now and there's no wind. It is suppose to warm up throughout the day. The horses are frosted up this morning and the cold certainly has a bite to it right now, you have to make sure you're bundled up. Today's...

Wednesday February 2, 2022

Wednesday February 2, 2022

Took this photo yesterday as the wind was howling off the lake. Temperatures have dropped dramatically, minus 27C this morning but sunny. We're in an extreme cold weather warning for today. Don was thinking he'd go out with the grader to wing the snowbanks back but...

Tuesday February 1, 2022

Tuesday February 1, 2022

Well this certainly isn't the prettiest of pictures but it does illustrate how cruel the animal kingdom is out there. This is evidence of wolves that had killed a deer, all that is left is the stained snow. This photo was taken on Don's trapline that is west of Mine...

Monday January 31, 2022

Monday January 31, 2022

Caught and released this lake trout this weekend on a set line. Today would be a gorgeous day to go fishing, minus 10C this morning warming to minus 4C but unfortunately everyone work to do. We're expecting some snow overnight and tomorrow with potential strong winds....

Sunday January 30, 2022

Sunday January 30, 2022

We were pretty successful yesterday on our family fishing day, 5 trout and a pout. Doesn't get much better that that! Travelling on the lake is good, any slush that came up last weekend has froze and although there are a few bumps it's not as rough as it had been. We...

Thursday January 27, 2022

Thursday January 27, 2022

Looking downstream on Manion Creek at our bridge during a cold snap. Don was at his Barber Lake trapline yesterday, first time since all our snow. He figures we have more snow now than we did all last year. Our year isn't over yet so we do expect more snow. Minus 15C...

Wednesday January 26, 2022

Wednesday January 26, 2022

I took this photo a few days ago as the sun was setting. We have gained a lot of daylight since the winter solstice. The snow just blankets the ground and in many places you don't see any tracks. It's another cold morning and the wind is making it much colder, it's...

Monday January 24, 2022

Monday January 24, 2022

Bailey and Willow enjoyed some lake time yesterday. They don't venture too far, they don't like slush any better than we do. The birds you see in this photo flew from our bird feeder that is set up on our deck. It warmed up enough for Allison, Alex and Jared so they...

Sunday January 23, 2022

Sunday January 23, 2022

Look who's trying to teach Wyatt how to ice fish - the guy who never fishes. No one caught any trout but we did have some bites and something on the graph that looked at our hook and bait but no takers. We woke up to some pretty nasty, cold weather, minus 38C but not...

Friday January 21, 2022

Friday January 21, 2022

It warmed up a bit overnight, minus 20C this morning but it is windy, the flag tells just how windy it is. You can't tell in this photo but the wind is picking up the snow and blowing it across the lake. It's not a day to be out fishing that's for sure, you'd get...

Thursday January 20, 2022

Thursday January 20, 2022

It certainly has been great to see the sun moving back to it's summer time position. This photo was taken moments after sunrise this morning when temperature dipped to minus 35C. Don spent the day plowing snow and he's still not finished yet. He'll be using the...

Wednesday January 19, 2022

Wednesday January 19, 2022

Yesterday we were in a weather advisory but I think it should have been a snowfall warning as we received about a foot of snow, so you know what Don will be doing today. He did a little plowing late yesterday afternoon and will finish today. I'm hoping that in this...

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Woke up to this this morning, wind is out of the east so that means it's a pretty good storm. We are not in a snowfall warning, just a weather advisory. I expect the roads will be a bit nasty today. Our temperatures have been like a yo-yo. Yesterday afternoon it was...

Monday January 17, 2022

Monday January 17, 2022

I got out fishing yesterday with some friends and I was the winner! I caught 2 trout, kept this one for dinner and put the other smaller one back for another day. The lake is very rough lots of snowdrifts on the lake which makes you go slow. Another pleasant day,...

Sunday January 16, 2022

Sunday January 16, 2022

This photo was taken yesterday afternoon while I was out for a walk, can you see the sundogs? Temperatures warmed up to minus 10C and didn't change overnight. It's cloudy, windy with some snow flurries. Planning on going out fishing, will try to catch a trout or two....

Saturday January 15, 2022

Saturday January 15, 2022

Our sunrise this morning at minus 32C, very crisp. Temperatures are suppose to rise by this afternoon making it more comfortable to be outside. Who knows might even attempt fishing but tomorrow is suppose to be much warmer so may wait till then. Today's forecast -...

Friday January 14, 2022

Friday January 14, 2022

The moon and sun were out simultaneously yesterday when I came home from town. The full moon doesn't happen until Sunday night, the forecast is suggesting a cloudy night so we might not see the lake lite up. Don has a bit of plowing to do today as we received more...

Wednesday January 12, 2022

Wednesday January 12, 2022

What a gorgeous morning, minus 14C. I didn't need to bundle up to go feed the horses and chickens this morning, that was a treat. Don will keep himself busy outside and in his shop today. I'll get out snowshoeing after I do some house and office work. Today's forecast...

Tuesday January 11, 2022

Tuesday January 11, 2022

Allison and I with some of our catch from our lake trout fishing on Saturday. It continues to be rather chilly, minus 17C this morning but a strong wind is making things feel much colder. Hopefully it will warm up some for the weekend, planning on trying our luck ice...

Monday January 10, 2022

Monday January 10, 2022

Just before we were ready to pack up on Saturday I caught this walleye. This was a surprise because we were fishing for trout. Yesterday, Allison and I ventured out in the cold and wind to try our luck at trout fishing again but we came up empty handed. We were...

Sunday January 9, 2022

Sunday January 9, 2022

Allison came home for the weekend and got us out fishing. Don helped me land this trout on a set line. Although temperatures were warmer it was snowy and windy so there was a lot of snow/slush in the hole. We cooked this guy up for dinner. It's colder this morning,...

Friday January 7, 2022

Friday January 7, 2022

Baby it's cold outside. Minus 34C here this morning a morning to stay inside until it warms up. It's suppose to be a lot warmer tomorrow so here's hoping we can get out for a little fishing trip. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries...

Thursday January 6, 2022

Thursday January 6, 2022

Allison did a little walleye fishing during the holidays - this guy went back for another day. Minus 23C and cloudy this morning but at least there isn't as much wind. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h....

Wednesday January 5, 2022

Wednesday January 5, 2022

Took this photo on my walk the other day of Manion Creek at our bridge looking upstream. Temperatures have actually fallen throughout the night, minus 22C late this morning but it sure feels an awful lot colder. We have a good wind that is making for a windchill of...

Monday January 3, 2022

Monday January 3, 2022

Walking, well, actually snowshoeing through the woods on a cold winter's day is absolutely beautiful. Cold weather usually means we have brilliant sunshine and with recent snowfall the bush just sparkles. Although the extreme cold weather warning has ended it is still...

Sunday January 2. 2022

Sunday January 2. 2022

The "kids" went trout fishing yesterday in the cold and Alex was the winner with this trout. It was a slow day but they didn't head out till the afternoon when things warmed up just a touch. It was minus 34C this morning, vehicles had to have some assistance to start...

Saturday January 1, 2022

Saturday January 1, 2022

Wishing friends and family a Happy New Year! May 2022 be filled with love, laughter and great health. We had thought that perhaps we would all go trout fishing today but Don and I decided to let the "kids" go and we would stay home where it's nice and warm and look...

Friday December 31, 2021

Friday December 31, 2021

Our morning sunrise to close off 2021, minus 24C with some ice fog over the lake. The clouds have moved on giving way to brilliant sunshine. We will break trail to trout spots as we plan on fishing for trout tomorrow. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. 30...

Tuesday December 21, 2021

Tuesday December 21, 2021

Out for a walk with Cedar and Jasper and it's important to stick to the road as the trees are heavy laden with snow. The wind has blown some of the snow off the tops of the trees but there's plenty of the white stuff on the lower branches. And welcome Winter - our day...

Friday December 17, 2021

Friday December 17, 2021

Minus 15C and it's a grey morning but at least it's not snowing, nor is it windy. We got a lot of snow yesterday so Don will spend most of the day plowing. Our solar panels are covered with ice so we're hoping the sun will shine soon and melt it off. Today's forecast...