Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

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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.

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.

Mists and Clouds today

Mists and Clouds today

The fog was so thick you could not see across the lake and made it to thick for good pics so I headed inland

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

From all the pumpkin carvers in the Northwoods hope you have a great Halloween.  We are headed to Hilltop where Mary Ellen gives the boys all the left overs from the summer candy supply filling their buckets in one swoop.  They promptly empty them in the car in grocery bags before heading off to trick or treat in downtown Minocqua.