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

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I was gone from the resort yesterday upgrading Troy’s cell phone at Verizon.  While at Verizon the whole building shook several times and their sign shuddered outside from the wind and lights flickered.  On the way home traffic was rerouted on Hwy 51 at Stoney Creek North Bound around a huge white pine in the middle of the Highway.  I knew it would be a mess when I got home.  I had left Troy and Steve putting in docks at Red Pine and Bear Den.  Well, here is what happened at Bear Den.  We have called out the tree service for this one.  I vetoed anyone in my family thinking of taking this tree down.  Craig was game, Steve had a twinkle in his eye and Troy was ready to go along with the rest.  I vetoed them all and picked up the phone before the rescue wokers were needed

The front yard of the resort that we just cleaned up and raked

Anywhere there were white pines, there was a mess

Holiday’s door was the only casualty on the cabins.  Craig was happy to point out he has 2 doors in storage to replace this one bought on sale a couple of years ago

Road to Eagles Nest blocked

Clean Up begins


With the humidity gone and temps just cracking 70 today it was a quiet day at the beach.  I don’t think anyone minded.  After the heat of the summer everyone has been dealing with, I have seen folks happily putting on sweatshirts and leaving their windows open.  Tonight it goes down to 49 and that might be a little too cool to leave the windows open.


With the cooler temps comes the ambition to do a little gardening.  I spread mushroom compost on the main gardens.  I used mushroom compost this last spring in a couple of our newer gardens and was amazed at the results.  I could only find it for sale at Stoney Creek Garden Center.  If you have never tried it and have a tired looking garden you may want to give it a try