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

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Clear night and temps dipped enough to freeze the lake over last night




Couldn’t resist to chop some of the ice and see how thick it had become


You need at the least 3 inches I have heard to walk on.  I feel much better when there is a full foot of ice on the lake.  I know however, somewhere in the Northwoods there is a crazy icefisherman who has ventured out on the lake to be the first one this weekend


Plate Techtonics already at work with cracks and stress



Poe and his ice report.  Like the ground hog, what day does Poe deem the lake safe.  Today he did head out without hesitation


Old dog knows best…. I am still waiting awhile yet before sharpening up the skates and getting the hockey puck out for the boys


Headed down to the lake this morning to see if it froze over.  I saw that a rabbit had beat me to the lake down the steps


Icebergs were spread all over the lake.  It will not be long before it is all the way across




One sign of Christmas is Steve is in high production with his wreath making business.  If you are in the Northwoods stop in he is the best deal with the nicest wreaths in the Minocqua area.  He makes a few ahead but appreciates a call if  you  know how many and the size you want at 715 356 5405


I took this picture a few days ago, intending to have a blog entry showing the ice accumulating.  Busy days of Thanksgiving, football, sports practices of swimming and basketball, and cleaning a few cabins left my blog entry time sorrily lacking.  The pictures taken below were all taken this morning in the same spot showing the fresh snow that came down Saturday night


Cattails in the snow


The first pic of snow in the pines


Ice making it slowly out from the shoreline


Starting to look a little like Christmas.  When the lake freezes over completely it will feel a lot more like Christmas in the Northwoods.  Today the resort is starting to get decked out for the Holidays with lights and bows.  They had a fun craft fair in Minocqua where I picked up a few things and pine roping.  Time to find the gloves and hat before venturing out to decorate the big front gate.  Also a trip to the hardware store for a few more outside lights for trees and extension cords ( Craig raided our Christmas extension supply over the summer )  We are adding a few more outside trees to decorate for our forest of lights.  Tune back in for Christmas at the Cliff, as it evolves


Ice in the bay this morning as temps dipped into the lower 20’s last night.  Winter is knocking on the door



Experimenting taking pictures of the frost on the road side this morning.