Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

The projects, chores, and life of a family-owned, Northern Wisconsin resort.

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Hopes running high for the start of winter

Hopes running high for the start of winter

The under 12 crew at the resort have been begging to get the sleds out for the little bit of snow we had the last few days.  They made the most out of the snow yesterday

Where did the ice go?

Where did the ice go?

I went down to the lake this morning expecting to see a frozen lake and this is what I saw.  I think the wind picked up and broke it up

One ice sheet left

One ice sheet left

The ice crept across the lake last night

The ice crept across the lake last night

Steam rising between ice sheets

Steam rising between ice sheets

Poe's Ice Report

Poe's ice report

No way am I stepping out on the ice today

The Point

The Point

A channel still open to the Point

I still have 3 cabins left for Thanksgiving if anyone needs to escape the relatives

Winter Approaching

Winter Approaching

The raft being slowly iced in

Boats out in time

Boats out in time

Ice Creeping across the lake

Ice Creeping across the lake

Missing Picture this morning. Sunrise from the top of the hill with an Eagle at the top of a birch tree looking out over the lake and the sunrise. Dam I missed that one, camera was no where to be found til the eagle flew off

Special thanks go out to Nathan and Jamie this weekend who kept an eye on the resort for us to sneak off for a late fall break. Everything went well and Jamie even got a show of a bunch of older men in their underwear running over to the sauna. I think years from now Nathan and Jamie will have a chapter in my book of the happenings while Jenny and Troy were out of town. Poe and the guinea pigs (Oreo, Hoover, Dumbledore, Junior and Boo) would like to also thank them.

What is going on….not much…  what you see is what the Northwoods has going on

LIttle Blog vacation is being declared, no new posts til Monday. Any problems see Jamie and Nathan in Birchwood or Poe

Coming soon The Birchbark Blog 2009 calendar is under production stay tuned

Burrr Steve's one boat ride

Burrr Steve's one boat ride of the year

Steve waited for the take out through ice to take his ride in the ski boat.  Yes that is ice you see in the bay.  We never seem to get the boats all out without using a ice breaker in the bay at Hilltop.  I think the guys need to watch the movie Titanic for a little inspiration

Anyone taking odds on Steve stepping in?

Anyone taking odds on Steve stepping in?

Time for the last boat to go out

Time for the last boat to go out

Last boat gets loaded up with everything to go up the hill.

Boats stripped down

Boats stripped down

Room for more on the pontoon?

Room for more on the pontoon?

Ohh it looks cold out there

Ohh it looks cold out there

Olja contemplating another boat ride

Wish I had Poe's hair

Wish I had Poe's hair

Olja’s quote for the day “Hey Steve looked at my hair?  I am not a golden retreiver, I am a shinny hound and it is cold out there!  You know we could have gone for a warm boat ride last week”

Last Boat Out

Last Boat Out

Olja looks relieved to be on the last boat.  Time to unthaw in front of a fireplace

4 Pointer

4 Pointer

This dear almost made us late for our lunch date with John and Linda at our favorite Mexican Restaurant Jr Salsa’s in Woodruff.  He is about the only thing that would have me slowing down on the way to get my pork enchiladas I had been thinking about all morning

We ran across him on the otherside of the road from Blackwood 100 feet from where I caught the 8 pointer a week ago.  The parking next to the stone wall was much safer than the inside corner last week.  Craig came out from the Chateau to check the deer out as well

A Week and a Half to Deer Season

A Week and a Half to Deer Season

This deer had better find a good hiding spot, week from Friday the gun deer season opens

Congrats to Captain Tungett and the rest of the Tungett Family

Congrats to Captain Tungett and the rest of the Tungett Family

Captain Tungett retired from the Navy and this weekend he turned over the command of his ship to the new Captain.  His brother Mike also in uniform was a pilot in the Air Force.

Craig made it out of the woods for the event

Craig made it out of the woods for the event

It was quite an event and Craig headed out of the woods to DC for the event. I thought many who know Craig would like this picture of him in a suit congratulating Captain Tungett

Oreo's advice today... stay by the fireplace

Oreo's advice today stay by the fireplace

Our most out spoken guinea pig (of 5) would like to offer the advice of hanging by the fireplace with snow still coming down today. She also is putting in a plug for folks to leave behind carrots and lettuce

I think the sun was out for this picture for about 5 minutes.  Frost has entered the ground.  Lucky for the deer the snow is not thick and they can still get to the acorns.

How the sunrise started

How the sunrise started

This will be the last time we see the sun for a few days.  Snow rain and sleet is on the way, typical November weather.

5 mintues later

5 mintues later

Can you feel the change coming?

Couple of congratulations

To Captain Dave Tungett who is retiring his captainship in the Navy on his ship this weekend.  Craig and the rest of the 4th of July crew are getting together on the ship to offer congrats.

2nd congrats go out to Amy Hebert (Tempel) and her new liver.  You will be swimming in Lower Kaubashine before you know it!

Houston we have a problem

Houston we have a problem

I was working on the other side of the resort and was hollered at to grab my camera and come to the playground.  I arrived to much head scratching and mutters of opppssss

I think new swing posts will be first this spring

I think new swing posts will be first this spring

It was tree demo day at the resort with guests and guest’s cars around as targets so the guys had the chain saws out taking down some dead, dieing or Craig needs room to plow, trees.  The 1st one was supposed to be a piece of cake……. first casualty of the day the horse swings on the playground

Time to talk about about number 2

Time to talk about about number 2

Time to reconsider tree number 2

Timber!!!!!!

Timber!!!!!!

Ok that one went better now on to a challenge

Ok that one went better now on to a challenge

The bear is in peril along with the tetterball pole

The bear is in peril along with the tetterball pole

taking aim

taking aim

Bear Breathes a sigh of relief

Bear Breathes a sigh of relief

Well do you think we can hit Muskie?

Well do you think we can hit Muskie?

No we don’t need a rope I am sure we will miss Muskie….

Starting the cut will it hit?

Starting the cut will it hit?

I am sure it is fine..  did you pay the insurance?

I am sure it is fine.. did you pay the insurance?

Insurance agents close your eyes

Insurance agents close your eyes

You did pay the insurance didn't you?  Opps

You did pay the insurance didn't you? Oppssss

Anyone have any duck tape?

Anyone have any duck tape?

Most folks would stop at this point…. nope time for the ropes and ladder

Craig heading up the ladder

Craig heading up the ladder

With their luck today this sight made us all a little nervous

No worries I was a boyscout learning my knots

No worries I was a boyscout learning my knots

Ok time for the ropes

Ok time for the ropes

Most people would stop with 2 casualty’s but Steve, Troy and Craig decided to take one more chance on Bayview and this old dead Red PIne

I am sure with the ropes we will miss Bayview

I am sure with the ropes we will miss Bayview

With Troy and Craig as the anchors it should go their way……

ummmm sorry dad........

ummmm sorry dad........ anyone find that ducktape?

Bayview 3rd casualty of the day

Bayview 3rd casualty of the day

My work is done....  got to go take that insurance check to town

My work is done.... got to go take that insurance check to town

One last tree... did they hit Birchwood?

One last tree... did they hit Birchwood?

I will leave you in suspense on that one…  It was getting a new window anyway

Clean Up.. Where is Craig....

Clean Up.. Where is Craig....

And the clean up begins…..