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Thursday December 16, 2021

Thursday December 16, 2021

And this is our view this morning. This is snow this time. We had some rain overnight, although we did not hear it raining but the ground is quite wet under the snow. Travel conditions are poor today. Don will have some plowing to do tomorrow. Today's forecast - Snow....

Wednesday December 15, 2021

Wednesday December 15, 2021

Our view this morning. That's fog, there's some wind and light drizzle. We're are in for quite the mess today and tomorrow. Who would think that we would be in a rainfall warning the middle of December. Hope my horses fair well tonight in all this. Today's forecast -...

Monday December 13, 2021

Monday December 13, 2021

Don took a trip to Pettit Lake yesterday to check the cabins and on the ice conditions. Ice conditions are great, about 12cm (5 inches) and no slush. Hopefully we won't get a lot of heavy snow before New Year's as we'll be planning on fishing lake trout New Year's...

Saturday December 11, 2021

Saturday December 11, 2021

Our view has actually improved, earlier it was very foggy on the lake but now that the sun is rising the fog is being to dissipate. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 22 this morning and minus 9 this...

Friday December 10, 2021

Friday December 10, 2021

Our view this morning, better than yesterday's but it is also colder, minus 13C. Don got his snowplow fixed but didn't plow the roads as it snowed for most of the day. He'll plow this morning. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 3. Wind chill...

Thursday December 9, 2021

Thursday December 9, 2021

This is our view this morning. Temperatures warmed up overnight to minus 7C and as you can see by the flag it's windy. Guess Don's going to have a bit more work plowing snow. Today's forecast - Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of light snow this morning. Periods of...

Wednesday December 8, 2021

Wednesday December 8, 2021

Another picture of the moose Jade harvested last week while hunting with his group. We have plenty of snow now, it snowed more than we thought. Don spent part of Monday and some of yesterday plowing snow and he still has the yard to do. As he doesn't have any projects...

Monday December 6, 2021

Monday December 6, 2021

Another successful group harvested this bull moose last week on their first day of their hunt. They are probably happy they don't have to hunt today as it's very cold this morning. Minus 19C with a strong north east wind, you can see the snow blowing across the lake....

Wednesday December 1, 2021

Wednesday December 1, 2021

Our view this morning, minus 2C. Looks like today will be a little wet and perhaps slippery. Today's forecast - Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. A few rain showers and flurries beginning late this afternoon. Risk of freezing drizzle this morning....

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Here we are at the end of November and we're getting just a little sun this morning. Minus 2C. Don checked the ice yesterday and there's a good 4-5 inches. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Becoming sunny this...

Sunday November 28, 2021

Sunday November 28, 2021

There's a skiff of snow on the lake and temperatures continue to be a bit on the mild side, minus 4C this morning. Today's forecast - Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h late this morning. High minus 3. Wind chill...

Saturday November 27, 2021

Saturday November 27, 2021

Jared harvested this bull moose. These guys always prefer hunting when there is snow on the ground. Today's forecast - Periods of snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Risk of freezing drizzle. Local amount 2 cm. Wind becoming west...

Friday November 26, 2021

Friday November 26, 2021

It was cold last night so I bet the ice is getting thicker but I won't venture out on it just yet. If we don't get any snow it would be great conditions for skating. Today's forecast - Periods of light snow ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to...

Thursday November 25, 2021

Thursday November 25, 2021

This mornings sunrise, minus 11C. There would have been some good ice making last night but it looks like there may be open water at the far end of the lake as you can see mist rising. Today's forecast - Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near noon....

Tuesday November 23, 2021

Tuesday November 23, 2021

The sunrise this morning shining off what appears to be a frozen lake. Of course no one will be venturing out on it for a number of days yet. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then light this afternoon. High plus 4. Wind...

Friday November 19, 2021

Friday November 19, 2021

A bit of a colourful sky this morning but clouds aren't having any of it. Still lots of movement on the lake so it's not ready to freeze over just yet, we need some calm cold days and nights. Today's forecast - Mainly cloudy. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40...

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Our view this morning as the sun peeks through the trees on the island. Unfortunately clouds have moved in, minus 3C and windy. Today's forecast - Increasing cloudiness. A few flurries beginning this morning. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50...

Tuesday November 16, 2021

Tuesday November 16, 2021

Minus 2C, cloudy, windy with a few snow flurries thrown in for good measure this morning. Don is glad all the boats are out of the water and docks are on dry land. I got some studded snow tires on my car yesterday so I am ready for the winter weather! Today's forecast...

Monday November 15, 2021

Monday November 15, 2021

Our view this morning, minus 9C and calm. We can see some mist rising from the lake. Last year the lake froze over November 20th, it might be later than that this year although there is wind chill in the forecast. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent...

Saturday November 13, 2021

Saturday November 13, 2021

We got off lucky as there was only one tree down on our road after the snowstorm. Cloudy and minus 3C this morning. I think this snow will be staying with us and the lake is beginning to look thick like it always does before it freezes over. Today's forecast - Mainly...

Friday November 12, 2021

Friday November 12, 2021

Well, as predicted we got the storm yesterday. It began with rain and turned to snow late afternoon. Roads are all closed in Northwestern Ontario so there is no travel between Thunder Bay and the Manitoba border. It's times like this that we do feel isolated. So today...

Thursday November 11, 2021

Thursday November 11, 2021

Let us take a moment or two to remember those who fought for the rights and freedoms that we have today. As predicted we have snow this morning. Today's forecast - Snow or rain. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to...

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Here's proof that the beavers have been busy, this is a huge feed bed that they have prepared for the winter. Maybe they are expecting a hard winter. We're in a special weather statement for today on to Friday, expecting some yucky weather. Today's forecast - Becoming...

Tuesday November 9, 2021

Tuesday November 9, 2021

The beavers have been extra busy building a dam on the creek at the portage. We expect they have been just as busy on the Sandbeach Creek. Today might be the last day to get things picked up and stored away for the winter as we are anticipating a bit of nasty weather....

Sunday November 7, 2021

Sunday November 7, 2021

This morning's sunrise, plus 2C and there's some mist rising from the lake. Looks like today will be another good day to get more outside work done, looks like snow is coming by the end of the week. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating...

Saturday November 6, 2021

Saturday November 6, 2021

This morning's sunrise has given way to being just cloudy. But it will be another good day to be outside cleaning up the yard and gardens. Today's forecast - Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h...

Friday November 5, 2021

Friday November 5, 2021

We have our firewood supply for the year and then some. Yesterday, Don went hunting with a group that were staying here but they came up empty handed. The group saw many moose but just weren't able to harvest one. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. Wind...

Thursday November 4, 2021

Thursday November 4, 2021

You know it's the end of the season when the side-by-side comes back from the portage. It was a cold ride on the lake but Don was glad he was able to stroke yet another item off his "do to list". Yesterday ended up being a very nice fall day and some more clean up...

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Wednesday November 3, 2021

New docks for Mount Lake next year! Don will reuse the floats from the old docks and he'll build the new docks likely next spring. We continue to have fall like weather, cold mornings with a hint of snow. Today's forecast - Light snow ending this morning then a mix of...

Monday November 1, 2021

Monday November 1, 2021

Welcome to November! Guess it is fitting to have some snow but I don't think we are ready for it to stick around. I suppose the moose hunters are welcoming the snow though. Hunters continue to see moose but are having a tough time getting the perfect shot. Today's...

Sunday October 31, 2021

Sunday October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween! This morning's sunrise seems fitting, a lovely orange before the clouds really begin to move in. We won't see any trick or treaters here this evening but hope it's not a nasty night for them. Today's forecast - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of...

Monday October 25, 2021

Monday October 25, 2021

Randy and Steve harvested this cow moose this past week. Not only did they have a successful hunt they also had some perfect days for fishing. Today's forecast - Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 7. Wind chill minus 5 this...

Sunday October 24, 2021

Sunday October 24, 2021

We are sad to announce that Hannah passed away peacefully yesterday at her favourite place, camp. Hannah loved boat rides, bush adventures, camp life, treats, food of any kind and often bossing people around. Camp, to her, was hers as she often was seen sitting on the...

Friday October 22, 2021

Friday October 22, 2021

Most of the docks at Manion are on dry land for the winter, the main docks are still in for a few more days. This weekend we hope to get some more fall projects crossed off the to do list. We have a cloudy morning but no frost. Today's forecast - Cloudy. Wind up to 15...

Thursday October 21, 2021

Thursday October 21, 2021

Today's sunrise minus 3C. Don is hoping the water lines to cabins haven't froze overnight. And we certainly aren't ready for these cooler temperatures. He'll also have to fire up the woodstove for the lodge, it was a little chilly in here this morning! Today's...

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Wednesday October 20, 2021

It's a chilly, partly cloudy morning and the lake looks cold. Today's forecast - Clearing near noon. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then light late this afternoon. High 8. Tonight Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill minus 7...

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Tuesday October 19, 2021

I took the opportunity to catch a couple of walleye for dinner last night. Who would think that it would be so pleasant fishing the middle of October. It's best to take advantage of this fall weather as we know it's not going to last. Today's forecast - Mainly sunny....

Monday October 18, 2021

Monday October 18, 2021

Another group had a quick, successful moose hunt this weekend as they harvested this cow moose. Sure has been wonderful weather to moose hunt. This morning would be another good morning for hunting, a little cool at minus1C, sunny with just a little mist rising from...

Sunday October 17, 2021

Sunday October 17, 2021

Well this group had a successful first day of hunting as they harvested this bull moose yesterday morning. We have a sunny but foggy morning and we had a touch of frost last night. Today's forecast - Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 18. Tonight Clear....

Saturday October 16, 2021

Saturday October 16, 2021

This was our view this morning, mix of sun and cloud, 2C, mist rising from the lake. Today is the opening of the rifle moose hunt and we have a couple of groups here. The archery season closed yesterday and although Don and Jared hunted for 18 days and saw moose they...

Sunday October 10, 2021

Sunday October 10, 2021

It's been a better weekend for fishing than it has been for moose hunting as we've had one last group of guests fishing. And they have had some good catches. No hunting this morning as we've had rain and thunderstorms rolling through since about 6am, 15C with an east...

Saturday October 9, 2021

Saturday October 9, 2021

Our view this morning as we head into a change of weather. 15C this morning with some light rain showers, maybe this will be good for the moose hunters. Today's forecast - Showers ending this morning then cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches...

Friday October 8, 2021

Friday October 8, 2021

This was Don's view yesterday morning as the sun was rising while he was moose hunting. Still no moose though even though they heard one crashing in the trees. The brush was too think to see the moose. It's another warm morning but clouds are moving in and we are...

Tuesday October 5, 2021

Tuesday October 5, 2021

Who would think that we'd be having such a lovely morning. Clear blue skies with a light breeze. The hunters are all back at it again this morning, maybe today will be the day. Today's forecast - Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24. Humidex 27....

Monday October 4, 2021

Monday October 4, 2021

This is our morning view, pretty foggy but the sun is trying to make its way through the fog. Hopefully it is making for a good and successful moose morning. Today's forecast - Sunny. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 23. Humidex 25. Tonight Clear. Fog patches...