Last week between our Lodge and the snowmobile trail a murder of Ravens showed us the way to a nearby moose carcass. Ravens are noisily scavengers and had nearly completed the processing of the moose. Judging by the wolf tracks around the carcase the Ravens were only doing cleanup. We don't know how the moose died but it is especially sad to find one within a mile or our Lodge.
I spent two days this week digging trenches around the sewer tanks that we put in last Fall. The shortest trench was for the propane line from Cabin #2 to the Lodge. The long trench was for the main waterline that had to be routed away from tanks and sewer lines. We ended up with over a 100 foot run that had to crossing two sections of driveway. In the next couple of days we'll start plumbing shutoff valves and drain valves for the new waterlines.
Today we primed our lake water pump then filtered and chlorinated 1100 gallons of water. Hope to treat another 700 gallons tomorrow. We won't charge any of the waterlines outside the water treatment building for a couple of weeks -- until we are sure that the lines won't freeze. This sounds like an excuse for my not completing the waterline work between Cabin #2 and the Lodge for a "couple of weeks".
Poplar Lake is ice free and our first canoeing guests will be here in four weeks!