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Monday June 14, 2021

Monday June 14, 2021

It's a quiet morning as the sun begins to rise. Not much is happening these days but we are continuing to get the outpost cabins cleaned and keep the grass cut. We've had some good rains over the last few days so the grass is really starting to take off. The rain has...

Friday June 11, 2021

Friday June 11, 2021

He's a keeper!! Alex and Jared would like to introduce the new member of our family, Wyatt Michael Ascott. Born Tuesday June 8th. Someday you may see him helping out around camp, that time will come before we know it. It's a comfortable morning, 15C, cloudy and windy....

Tuesday June 8, 2021

Tuesday June 8, 2021

Don and our cleaning ladies heading to Mount Lake today. It's going to be another hot one today. On Friday we reached a high of 35C lake temperature is warming up as well. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers early this morning...

Friday June 4, 2021

Friday June 4, 2021

We are in a heat warning and it was already too hot to sit on the deck this morning, we had to move out onto the dock. There was a little bit of a breeze so it was more comfortable. Don will set minnow traps this morning before things get too hot and windy. Today's...

Thursday June 3, 2021

Thursday June 3, 2021

We had a few showers this morning, just enough to keep the dust down and we were still able to enjoy our coffee on the deck. Don and cleaning crew are off to Pettit today it will be a much warmer ride that last week. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. 70...

Wednesday June 2, 2021

Wednesday June 2, 2021

Cedar loves to be with Don and often she will just sit and wait for him, especially when she knows he's going up the lake. We finally have the doors for the new Pettit cabin and they'll be installed today. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance...

Tuesday June 1, 2021

Tuesday June 1, 2021

This was our view this morning as we enjoyed our quiet morning on the deck. We'd better make good use of today as temperatures going to heat up by the end of the week. Today's forecast - Sunny. High 25. Tonight Clear early this evening then partly cloudy with 30...

Monday May 31, 2021

Monday May 31, 2021

This was our morning view but the fog has now lifted and we have a bright sunny day ahead of us. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. Tonight Clear. Low 6.

Friday May 28, 2021

Friday May 28, 2021

How many of you remember mornings like this when the temperature falls below 0C, there's mist on the lake and frost on the ground? How many of you are missing these mornings? We had frost again this morning. Luckily I don't have many plants outside and the ones I do...

Thursday May 27, 2021

Thursday May 27, 2021

It's going to be a cold ride for our cleaning staff this morning. Don has some work to do to put docks in at Pettit cabin, hope his waders don't leak too much. Had to cover up my plants on the deck last night as we were in a frost warning. We did have our morning...

Wednesday May 26, 2021

Wednesday May 26, 2021

That is not fog, that's snow - the end of May who would have thought! Yesterday we had a high of 27C a cold front blew through and this morning it was 1C, and then it snowed! Not enough to stay on the ground but enough that you could see it. Glad I don't have to be...

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Looking down the lake towards the portage. Usually we would be busy, Don would be spending a lot of time there but once again it's quiet. The Canada-US border continues to be closed until June 21st and we won't be surprised if it continues to be closed this summer....

Friday May 21, 2021

Friday May 21, 2021

Spotted this young lynx near our bridge the other day. Lynx are quite shy so if you see them head into the bush just stop and you may be able to see it quietly waiting for you to move on. We've had some good rain yesterday and last night a total of 4.32 ml but we...

Thursday May 20, 2021

Thursday May 20, 2021

Another tasty walleye that we had for dinner last weekend. Hoping weather cooperates this weekend and we're able to get out on the water once again to catch dinner. We're hoping to get some much needed rain over the weekend as it's very, very dry. Fire danger is high...

Tuesday May 18, 2021

Tuesday May 18, 2021

Allison and I had to rely on Don to help catch our dinner last Saturday. He's beginning to be a pro at this fishing thing. We caught plenty of northern pike, the walleye were slow. We had a very hot day yesterday, looking for another hot one today before a bunch of...

Monday May 17, 2021

Monday May 17, 2021

Once again our opening of walleye season was very different, not busy at all so we had the opportunity to get out on the lake and catch our dinner. These guys sure were tasty. The days have warmed up, trees have leaves on them, hummingbirds are back and you can see...

Thursday May 13, 2021

Thursday May 13, 2021

Although we had many wet, cool days this photo is evidence that the bush is very dry. There was a forest fire a distance away from us but the smoke could be clearly seen. We have a great forest fire service as water bombers and crews were quickly dispatched to work on...

Tuesday May 11, 2021

Tuesday May 11, 2021

Don had an early start this morning as he took some docks to the portage. We're looking forward to some warmer temperatures over the next few days. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 15. Wind chill minus 6 this morning. Tonight Clear. Low plus 1.

Monday May 10, 2021

Monday May 10, 2021

Although it was a little chilly we enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck before the clouds moved in. Don spent yesterday afternoon grading the road, or should I say moving rocks from one side of the road to the other. Today's forecast - Increasing cloudiness this...

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Wednesday May 5, 2021

This is why Don will always be the "outside guy" as he sure isn't a photographer. He had to take only 1 photo and this is how he captures Allison with her trout. I think this one was a keeper not a catch and release. A bit nicer morning but too chilly for coffee on...

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Tuesday May 4, 2021

A net full of fish from Don and Allison's fishing adventure on the weekend. We have another grey day in store for us today but at least it's not that bad for being outside. The spring cleaning of the cabins has begun. Don will continue to work his spring list of...

Monday May 3, 2021

Monday May 3, 2021

Don and Allison took some time to go trout fishing yesterday and look who was successful! Today he's got some more work around main camp. Today's forecast - Periods of rain ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming north 20 km/h...

Saturday May 1, 2021

Saturday May 1, 2021

This is our morning, a peaceful beginning even though the wind is beginning to pick up but 8C and it's coffee on the deck time. Don is hoping to get another dock in the water before it gets too windy. Today's forecast - A few showers ending early this morning then a...

Monday April 26, 2021

Monday April 26, 2021

It's a very grey day, plus 1C and windy. It might be an inside kind of day. Today's forecast - Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then light late...

Sunday April 25, 2021

Sunday April 25, 2021

Although it was 0C this morning we enjoyed coffee on the deck as the sun sparkled off the lake. Such a beautiful morning. We better make the most of it today as weather may turn nasty for tomorrow, they're predicting some snow. Today's forecast - Mainly sunny. Wind...

Saturday April 24, 2021

Saturday April 24, 2021

Cedar was helping to make sure that Don put the dock in the right place. It's a cooler beginning to the day, minus 2C with a mix of sun and cloud and a bit of a wind. Don will do some work around the yard today. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus...

Thursday April 21, 2021

Thursday April 21, 2021

This dock is destined for the burning pile, a new dock will go in its place. Don will continue to work on docks today. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 17. Tonight Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this...

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Clouds reflecting off the lake on this calm morning. Don will work on assembling the docks today. It was announced earlier this week that the border will remain closed until May 21st and although we have not heard anything official, we are thinking that it will not...

Monday April 19, 20211

Monday April 19, 20211

Yesterday, Allison and I went trout fishing we had several bites but I was the winner with this catch. We were dressed for the cold but we sure didn't expect the snow, it was a cold ride home. Minus 5C this morning with a brisk wind, not sitting on the deck for...

Sunday April 18, 2021

Sunday April 18, 2021

Don got the main dock in yesterday now we can leave a boat in the water. A cool start to the day, 2C clouds are moving in for the day we may be in for a yucky day. Today's forecast - Increasing cloudiness. Periods of rain beginning this morning then changing to snow...

Friday April 16, 2021

Friday April 16, 2021

Allison and I went to the portage yesterday as the sun was sparkling off the lake. We heard robins singing this morning and yesterday and I heard frogs croaking! And I sure do like our forecast - nothing much but sun!! Today's forecast - Sunny. High 11. Tonight Clear....

Thursday April 15, 2021

Thursday April 15, 2021

Now doesn't that look delicious!! Walleye fishing is closed until May 15th now but Allison and I got out on the lake yesterday afternoon and managed to catch what we needed for dinner. We regret to inform you that we have been advised by our tourism associations to...

Wednesday April 14, 2021

Wednesday April 14, 2021

Yet another gloomy, dreary, cloudy day. We sure have had enough of this weather, it's been a week of clouds. We've had a lot of rain to last us for a good while. Today's forecast - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this morning....

Monday April 12, 2021

Monday April 12, 2021

Yuck! That's the word this morning as we have a mix of snow and rain and this dismissal weather will continue throughout the day. Today's forecast - Periods of rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 8. Tonight Rain. Amount 10...

Saturday April 10, 2021

Saturday April 10, 2021

We can definitely say that the ice is gone off Manion Lake. We have 4 days to try and catch some walleye for dinner until the season closes for a month. It rained off and on again yesterday and we again expect more rain today. Today's forecast - Periods of rain or...

Friday April 9, 2021

Friday April 9, 2021

It's a grey day for sure. 5C this morning, fog has settled in and we're in a fog advisory as well as a special weather statement for rain. Yesterday and last night we received 25mm of rain. This morning we have already got 3.39mm and more is on the way. This will all...

Thursday April 8, 2021

Thursday April 8, 2021

Well, the rain and wind certainly changed the look of the lake. We received 19.30mm of rain yesterday. There's ice at the other end of the lake and that might not take too long to disappear. I might be able to put my boat in the water and try fishing this weekend....

Wednesday April 7, 2021

Wednesday April 7, 2021

5C this morning, cloudy with light rain showers. We are in a special weather statement, forecast for lots of rain. We certainly do need the precipitation as lake levels are low and the bush is very dry. Of course the ground hasn't fully thawed from the winter so a lot...

Tuesday April 6, 2021

Tuesday April 6, 2021

Someone is doing what they do best when out and about in the bush, can you spot this person? We reached a high of 20C yesterday, look continues to look sketchy. We're expecting rain for the next few days so that might help break up the ice. Our yard looks very wet as...

Monday April 5, 2021

Monday April 5, 2021

Allison was the successful shed hunter on the weekend with this beautiful find. Yesterday, Don, Allison and I went to Robinson Falls to try and fish but all we caught were rocks! Today, Don will start building new docks. A lot of ice was lost this weekend. On Friday...

Sunday April 4, 2021

Sunday April 4, 2021

Happy Easter! 7C this morning and plenty of sun once again. Lake is looking like it's getting ready to break up, certainly won't be venturing out on it that's for sure. Today's forecast - Sunny. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High 18. Tonight A...

Friday April 2, 2021

Friday April 2, 2021

Don has been spending some time shed hunting. He found what he thinks is a matching set the other day. These antlers are very heavy, it's incredible how moose can maneuver through thick brush with these on their heads. It warmed up over night to minus 1C and it's...

Thursday April 1, 2021

Thursday April 1, 2021

This photo tells a couple of stories. Number 1, the tarps on our sheds blew off during the wind we had a few days ago. Number 2, Don has a new project. He's going to build some new docks, these ones will be destined for Mount Lake. Although it was cold yesterday the...

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Wednesday March 31, 2021

A cold morning, minus 13C but the wind has died down significantly. You can see the cracks in the ice that were there yesterday froze over in this cold. This will likely be the last of the cold, warmer days on are the horizon. Today's forecast - A mix of sun and...

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Perhaps this isn't the best photo but hopefully you can get a sense of what the full moon looked like last night, reflecting off the ice covered lake. We continue to have strong winds. It has blown the tarps off our sheds that we put our vehicles in. If this was the...