|Driveway between our home and our garage.|
Forget the exersise, we're ready for Spring!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Saturday, December 14, 2013
We're in the middle of the Holiday Season and things have not managed to slow down much here at the Lodge. Our cabins are closed and the canoes are all put away for the winter but before we can get something done two more "jobs" seem to crop up for our "to do" list. A few of the little jobs that still require attention include: order outfitting food, update our Health Department License, clear the driveway so we can get a propane delivery, recharge the pressure tank for the lake water system, and update our website. However, one of our more important tasks is to relax and take advantage of the slow time to spend time together.
We had planned to do our family road trip last week but the unusually cold weather and a nearly empty propane tank has forced a change of plans. Our local weather have had nighttime temperatures in the negative teens and we have been lucky to get daytime temps above zero. We still get out several evenings a week to visit our neighbors but the Lakeside Apartment may become our refuge if the propane delivery doesn't happen soon.
Mid- January is a busy time for outfitters here on the Gunflint Trail. The BWCAW entry permits become available on a first-come-first served basis beginning at 9 am on January 29, 2014. We'll be busy helping people making trip plans and reserving entry permits. We certainly plan on enjoying our quiet time over the next four weeks.
Happy holidays to you and your family. We hope you get a chance to enjoy them as much as we do.
Monday, October 21, 2013
This year, it wasn't until May 18th before the ice departed from Poplar Lake. In 2012 the lake ice was gone by March 28th. It was probably to much to expect that the first signs of winter would be late this year to offset for our late thaw.
The temperatures today are holding below freezing and there is a light dusting of snow that will still be around when we get up tomorrow morning. Since we have been here at Rockwood Lodge the average date for Poplar Lake to ice over has been November 18th. We're really wishing for an ice free Thanksgiving and a white Christmas.
|October 20th, 2013|
I still have to get the outboard motors ready for winter storage and to haul the canoes that are being replaced to a buyer in Ely. Replacing the shower valves in the Bunkhouse, moving the internet satellite dish up the house, fixing a couple of picnic tables, attending a safe driver course and getting one of the cabin canoes welded are just a few of the items on my agenda for this week. We should probably pay some bills -- but finding and organizing my tackle for the upcoming December 29th opening for Lake Trout fishing may take preference.