Black's Cliff Resort's Birch Bark Blog

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

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We get all sorts of visitors at the resort. This little snapping turtle was in my garden. I gave him a lift in the right direction back to the lake Much larger version was photographed by Anne Kurtz by Holiday. We do not get the big ones up in the resort very often. I think […]

Iris’s blooming at sunset. I wish these flowers bloomed all summer long Troy took this great shot at the beach. Butterflies and humming birds are back Fish have been biting. This nice 15 inch crappie was one of the best of the spring caught by Paul Steinmetz Paul had a busy week cleaning fish We […]

We spent Memorial Weekend celebrating Ben and Ali’s marriage. My brother inlaw, Bryon caught this amazing picture waiting for the exact moment to take the pic We are thrilled to welcome a daughter into the family who already felt like part of the family after 8 years They are off to Hawaii for 2 weeks […]

May is flying by and the resort is looking more and more ready to go everyday The leaves and undergrowth are slowly popping out too as you can see in this picture Grant graduated from Saint Norbert last week and this week got to muck around inn the lake helping Troy get the docks straight […]

We have had a busy week getting resort ready and bouncing around to important family events Number 1 this week was a big congratulations to Grant who graduated from Saint Norbert College on Sunday. It was bitter sweet seeing our youngest graduate but we know he is ready to take on the world For now […]

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 […]