Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

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

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Lots going on at the resort. If you stand around too long we hand you a paint brush Birchwood getting its roof line painted this week Our new motors we ordered 2 years ago finally arrived. We have 2 new 9’s and 2 new 6’s to rent. The Sylvan pontoon arrived back from the repair […]

The Jung family was up at the resort with a Christmas theme this year. I never wonder if this family is having a good time. I hear next year the theme is Cinco De Mayo Happy to see families having fun. That is what the resort is all about! While they were having fun our […]

For the most part the ice broke up over the last 24 hours with rain and high winds. Thankfully our docks were not hit as hard as they were last year Not ready to jump off the raft with floating ice still in the lake but happy to see open water! Still some floating ice […]

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We had a lot of melting this past weekend. We are hoping the ice goes fast. Time to put boats in the lake I have seen ducks already going around the edges We have plenty of cabins open up to mid May. After that it is filling up We have had a few cancelations pop […]

We had a very nice Easter weekend with our whole family at the resort. Yes that is snow in the background. It has been a cold April and we are looking forward to ice out Ben and Ali’s wedding is around the corner May 28th. We are going to have a busy May getting ready […]

Melting is definitely going on. We are happy to see ground again View from the raft this morning. The lake has a way to go in melting Can’t wait to roll the boats back in the water We have been busy collecting sap and boiling down to syrup. So far we have collected 2 gallons […]

No posts for awhile as we headed off on a road trip for Spring Break with our good friends Kris and Mike to Branson Missouri We went to college with Kris and Mike and we were married the same year. 2022 marks 30 years for both couples and we decided it was time for a […]

Wednesday into Thursday we had a ice storm. We woke up to our front yard out our front door looking like this We were hesitant to walk outside much as branches were continuing to come down We have not had ice this bad in a few years and there were plenty of weak branches that […]

Spring has sprung. The warm rays have got the snow melting and our maple trees running Our filter set up for our maple sap. We are very high tech. That is a dog leash that we hang the filter from off the top deck. We filter out little bits that fall into the sap Filtered […]

There is just something about a warm March afternoon when you actually feel warmth from the sun and you leave your winter coat in the house Guys headed out to the wood pile to discuss how to cut these big pines up for fire pit wood Big logs are not their favorite Much discussion First […]