Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

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

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View off the hill this morning

View off the hill this morning

For everyone that needs a new screen saver

For everyone that needs a new screen saver

Where are my ice skates!

Where are my ice skates!

Poe's ice report

Poe's ice report

Put the skates away for a little while longer, I am not going out there yet

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Deer Camp 2008

Deer Camp 2008

Deer Hunters have arrived at the resort

No fancy trailers

No fancy trailers

No need for trailers just the back attachment to head home

Pryzbal Crew

Pryzbal Crew

Ready to head into the woods

Muskie Bay Frozen Over

Muskie Bay Frozen Over

Stopped at the neighbors and took these pics of Muskie Bay frozen over

Entrance to the Bay

Entrance to the Bay

The main part of the lake that is unfrozen so far can be seen

View on the way home

View on the way home

If you are like me, and a parent of kids under 18, or just someone who does not like inappropriate pop ups on the internet, I have the program to solve your problems.  I just installed Cyberpatrol on my computer.  If you have no filter on your computer and young kids in the house you may want to check it out.  We were running into pop ups on websites the kids were going to for info on their video games.  Cyberpatrol.com solved it and made my computer safe again for my kids to use and me to have one less thing to worry about.  It was 40 for the year, the best 40 dollars I have ever paid!

Funny thing is Cyber Patrol blocks the Birchbark Blog saying it has adult content.  Only thing I can think is the spam links that get caught in my comment section that I block.  You would not believe some of those links I have to delete.  I am able to override Cyber Patrol and let the kids on the site and anyother sites it blocks that I think are ok for them.  I have no idea why I did not sign up for this years ago, one less worry.  Otherwise your computer becomes a portal for all sorts to things you don’t want your kids to see and it is just a click away.

Snow coming in tonight along with Deer Camp 2008.  Snow in the pines pics tomorrow?

This morning I put more time into the 2009 calendar.  I am doing the ordering a little different this year.  If you would like to see it and decide if you want to order it, send me an email and I will invite you into my room at Walgreens.  You will be able then to view it, and order it yourself.  It usually comes with in 2 or 3 days so there is no hurry.  They have new offers at Walgreens. each week and I would wait to order til a good offer comes from Walgreens.  Last week all calendars were 33% off and I am sure they will do that again in the next week or so.  I will keep everyone posted.

I am working yet on November and December pictures and should have it done hopefully by tomorrow.  I think it is looking pretty good and has tons of day dreaming pics to keep everyone happy at work

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