Photo of the Day

Monday November 7, 2016

Monday November 7, 2016

Don thought it was time for him to be photo of the day, so here he is after a day of checking whitefish nets. He's out with a friend this morning and they'll lift all remaining nets. The dogs are waiting me for our morning run and then I'll get some more outside work...

Sunday November 6, 2016

Sunday November 6, 2016

Yesterday was a fantastic day to be outside and I don't think we had seen the lake be as calm as it was all summer. And it was a perfect day to check nets., this is just a sample of what Don caught. He's checking nets again today and lifting a few of them. The wind is...

Saturday November 4, 2016

Saturday November 4, 2016

Yes, I'm back! I've been facilitating workshops in Slate Falls and Saugeen First Nations, and this is this morning's sunrise. It's going to be a September like day, not a November day. We usually have some snow by now or at least heavy frost but not so this year. Don...

Saturday October 29, 2106

Saturday October 29, 2106

I took this photo yesterday evening around 5pm as the lake became covered with fog. We had a fairly mild cloudy day with a few showers on and off. It's still cloudy this morning and 4C. Don did some more siding of Alex's cabin before running into town to pick up his 6...

Friday October 28, 2016

Friday October 28, 2016

Well not much has changed weather wise, still another cloudy, grey day with a few showers and a bit of a wind coming off the lake. All hunters are gone, we have one more group to come in by next weekend. Don is going to do more fall things around camp. Myself and the...

Thursday October 27, 2106

Thursday October 27, 2106

This mornings view of the lake. Looks like it's going to be a grey day. I'm off to town with all the dogs for vet appointments today, should be fun. Two of them are not happy going to the vet and so it's a struggle to get them into the building. Today's forecast...

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Yesterday Don got a little more siding work on "Alex's cabin". Today he's going to take some boats out of the water and get motors and other things ready to take to town. Although it's plus 2C it feels a lot colder than that. It's cloudy and windy and the wind coming...

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Yesterday was a calm morning so Don took the opportunity to get up to Mount Lake to ferry the Kubota back to the portage and he had a bit of help too. It was touch and go for a bit on Pettit so Don decided he'd better pull the pontoon. They made it to the portage, he...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

I took this photo last night as the sun was setting. It's a frosty morning, mist rising off the lake, minus 3C. We continue to have 2 groups of moose hunters this week and although they have seen lots of sign they haven't harvested anything yet. Today's forecast...

Sunday October 23, 2016

Sunday October 23, 2016

Yesterday was a gorgeous late fall day so Alex, Brittany and I kayaked down Manion Creek. We put in at our bridge, had a little set of rapids that we successfully went through which was fun. We paddled a total of 6km. On our way back we couldn't get up back up the...

Saturday October 22, 2016

Saturday October 22, 2016

On Thursday, Alex, Brittany and I went fishing and caught just enough for dinner. It's a cloudy morning but 6C. It's a great morning for a run. Don's going to pick up some hay for the horses. Alex, Brittany and I are planning on kayaking. Today's forecast -A mix of...

Friday October 21, 2016

Friday October 21, 2016

It's not very often that we get people just "popping in" because they saw our sign on the highway and thought "hey we should check that place out!" But that's what these 3 did yesterday and they were very surprised at what they found. They work for the University of...

Wednesday October 19, 2016

Wednesday October 19, 2016

Brittany caught this bass when we were walleye fishing, it sure was fun to catch. Yesterday, Alex, Brittany and Don went to Mount Lake to close up the cabins. Later in the afternoon Alex, Brittany, the dogs and I walked to Robinson Falls. Today Don will continue with...

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Tuesday October 18, 2016

It didn't take this Fort Frances group many days of endless hunting as they harvested this cow Sunday, rifle season just opened on Saturday. Yesterday, Brittany, Alex and I kayaked down the Hillyer Creek to the Little Turtle River ending at the bridge on the Manion...

Monday October 17, 2016

Monday October 17, 2016

We attended a wedding on Friday and it brought this group of friends together. When we were younger, this group would get together at our Mount Lake Outpost in March for some fishing, good times and relaxation. When we first started the trip, the youngest was just 5...

Thursday October 13, 2016

Thursday October 13, 2016

Two happy people with this moose. We've had some tenderloin and it was very delicious. Today we're off to Thunder Bay for the weekend, attending a wedding. Brian and Julie are camp sitting for us. Today's forecast -Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning....

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Congratulations to this team who worked together to harvest "slough foot". (Some people will know what we mean by this) Alex and Jared and other hunters had seen the tracks of this moose many times and finally after walking through the bush several days for at least...

Tuesday October 11, 2016

Tuesday October 11, 2016

On Sunday we walked to Horseshoe Falls and we took time to relax on such a nice day. Yesterday was an even nicer day but we spent most of the day cleaning cabins. Don spent most of the day relaxing. I got my garlic planted and more of my garden pulled. I still have my...

Monday October 10, 2016

Monday October 10, 2016

Here's the gang who helped retrieve Bryan's moose. His moose remains to be the only moose of this years archery hunt. They saw lots of sign and even saw lots of moose but the moose just wouldn't come in for a close enough shot. Yesterday morning, Don had one more try...

Saturday October 9, 2016

Saturday October 9, 2016

Congratulations to Bryan as he harvested this young bull yesterday. Don and Bryan just happened to be in the right spot at that right time and it made for a couple of happy guys. It's another wet, cold day today for hunters. Today's forecast - Cloudy with 60 percent...

Friday October 7, 2016

Friday October 7, 2016

Well this was a surprise this morning! The hunters should be happy with the snow, they might be able to follow some tracks. Today's forecast -Wet snow mixed with rain ending this morning then cloudy with a few rain showers beginning this afternoon. Wind becoming...

Wednesday October 5, 2016

Wednesday October 5, 2016

Well perhaps hunters are having difficulty with the moose hunt but at least they can capture some great sunrises! Even though hunters went out, yesterday was just too windy and today looks like it will be much the same. At 6am it's 15C and windy. Don and his hunter...

Monday October 3, 2016

Monday October 3, 2016

I took this photo last night a few minutes after sunset while out fishing. I didn't catch anything but it was a beautiful evening to be out on the water. Once again, no moose yet but they're getting close. They were up earlier this morning hoping to get in the right...

Sunday October 2, 2016

Sunday October 2, 2016

Found this little guy (although he wasn't really that little) in our bedroom. Guinness, the cat, brought it in in the middle of the night. I was surprised that the dogs didn't wake up and get it but it was tucked in behind our dresser. Don caught it and it's been...

Saturday October 1, 2016

Saturday October 1, 2016

Alex took this picture of Jared calling moose yesterday morning. They did hear moose but didn't see them. It seems that this year the moose are being very elusive and so it's been a frustrating hunt. Here's hoping that today will be a better day. It was sunny and 5C...

Friday September 30, 2016

Friday September 30, 2016

Sunrise happened real quick this morning, I was lucky to capture this photo early this morning. There hasn't been any action on the moose hunt, they're still seeing signs - tracks and rubs but that's about it. Looks like today is a good day for a run and then cleaning...

Thursday September 29, 2106

Thursday September 29, 2106

Brian is here for a few days constructing a couple of garages for our vehicles. It will keep the horses away from them during the winter and it will keep the snow off them. Although yesterday was a good day weather wise, not much was happening with moose. The hunters...

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Another late September northern, Travis certainly had a good time fishing this year. Finally after four days of wind and rain it's a great morning for hunting; light winds, cool temperatures and sunny. It's also a good morning for a run, the dogs are waiting for me....

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Tuesday September 27, 2016

Now that's a good September walleye! Although fishing has been good the weather certainly has been cooperating and that goes for moose hunting as well. Although some guys did go out driving around yesterday was a washed out day for hunting. And this morning looks like...

Monday September 25, 2016

Monday September 25, 2016

Well it's another grey, rainy morning. The hunters woke up early, checked the weather and saw that heavy rain was approaching so they went back to bed. They're hoping the rain will subside early afternoon so they can get out for a hunt and they sure hope the moose are...

Sunday September 25, 2016

Sunday September 25, 2016

Well it's not a moose morning as we've had heavy rains since before 5am. There hasn't been any thunder or lightning. So it's a late breakfast an hopefully this system will pass and the guys will be able to get some hunting in later today. Today's forecast -A few...

Saturday September 24, 2016

Saturday September 24, 2016

Don and Jared after a successful morning of duck and goose hunting. Today he's out guiding for moose hunters. Rain has just started and it's windy but hopefully the early morning hunt was better for them. I went fishing with our friend John yesterday we caught dinner...

Friday September 23, 2016

Friday September 23, 2016

Well this might excite a few people out there. Opening archery season begins tomorrow and I know a few guys who can't wait till tomorrow morning. It was a cool fall morning, mist rising off the lake once again. A fresh morning for a run. Don's going to work around...

Thursday September 22, 2016

Thursday September 22, 2016

Travis had some fun northern fishing the last full week of September. Today's the first full day of fall and you can feel it in the air, cooler mornings, mist rising off the lake, leaves are changing quickly. Today's forecast -Clearing this morning. Wind becoming...

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Stan spent many hours in search of big fish and it looks like he's pretty happy with this huge northern! Today's the last day of summer and Don was able to enjoy his morning coffee on the deck even though it was a little chilly. He was thinking that it would've been a...

Monday September 19, 2016

Monday September 19, 2016

Alex taking the dogs for an afternoon walk even after a run in the morning they have lots of energy. Looks like today will be another nice day to be working outside. I'll be taking Sully, the last dog in this picture, back to his home in Dryden. He's had a good visit...

Sunday September 18, 2106

Sunday September 18, 2106

Yes another rainbow in the early evening after some rain showers rolled through and later there was a brilliant full moon reflecting off the lake. We've had some nice days, not too hot, not too cold good for getting things done outside. I've been enjoying morning runs...

Saturday September 17, 2016

Saturday September 17, 2016

It's little blurry but it's the best picture I got last night of the harvest moon before the clouds covered the moon. We had a thunderstorm move through last night and we've had a bit of rain this morning. This time next Saturday Don will be moose hunting but right...

Friday September 16, 2016

Friday September 16, 2016

Yesterday Barb helped me build my understanding of how to develop a better connection with my horses using her Freedom Horsemanship method. We followed that with a ride which I haven't done for a while. I'm looking forward to working more with my horses and riding...

Thursday September 15, 2016

Thursday September 15, 2016

Mark harvested this bear last week, his friends were also successful. Yesterday Barb, Dave and I went fishing and yes we were very successful and of course we ended the day with a delicious meal of walleye. Today Barb and I will play with the horses and hopefully even...

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Wednesday September 14, 2016

After a day of on and off showers, some heavy at times, we were graced with this gorgeous rainbow reflecting off the lake. In fact there were 2 rainbows and they last for a long time. We had a brillant sunrise this morning, fog once again rising off the lake as it was...

Tuesday September 13, 2106

Tuesday September 13, 2106

Look closely and you'll see a hawk take a squirrel off a log, prior to this picture the squirrel thought it was the king of the castle. On my way back from town last night I saw 2 moose having a grand time on the road as there was a ton of tracks. One was a bull so...

Monday September 12, 2016

Monday September 12, 2016

Me and the trout I caught on the weekend. I always enjoy a good afternoon fishing. Don's off this morning setting up some trail cameras in preparation for the upcoming moose hunt. It was another good morning for a run, the dogs certainly enjoy getting out. We had a...

Sunday September 11, 2016

Sunday September 11, 2016

Well this picture should get the moose hunters excited, picture was caught on a trail camera. Two weeks until the archery moose season, Don's already getting up early. Alex and I went walleye fishing with John yesterday we had a fun time and caught some fish. This...

Saturday September 10, 2016

Saturday September 10, 2016

Jeff harvested this 350 lb boar. We've had 3 hunters this week and they've all been successful and they saw numerous bears. A chillier morning, 7C once again, fog rising from the lake but the sun is trying to break through. Don has early morning portages, once he gets...