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Something happened last night and I am not talking about it.  Gonna have a talk with Mother Nature about the unfairness of 70 degree temps in March and then giving us this picture.  Once it hits 70, this picture should not happen again for a long time, it messes with our minds It causes us […]

It hit 40 degrees to day and is freezing at night.  There is a smell in the air that says spring and I had to go take a look at the maple trees.  We tapped a couple of them a couple of weeks ago when it was warm in Mid February just because I did […]

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I remembered my telephoto today to take a picture of Cliff sliding into the Lake.  The day he sinks is getting closer and closer Getting ready for summer use of the porches we had these 2 canvases redone.  They last for 30 – 40 years and it was time these 2 were replaced at Shamrock. […]

Time to do some Maply Syrup Sap cooking.  We had never done this before and were scratchng our heads a bit this morning but got started.  Both Troy and I remember doing it a little as kids but not since.  This is sometimes known as a turkey frying pot but we have made it our […]

We had a meeting of a group we are going to call Black’s Cliff Alumni Group.  Those that have chosen to put up their own 4 walls and swinging bed in the Northwoods and move up.  Jim and Nancy are the newest members who are enjoying their retirement in the Northwoods and Al an Roberta […]

The sap is running and this is one way of enjoying what they call “The Sweet Run of Spring”  Many of Grant’s friends tap trees and he is no stranger to enjoying when the sap runs.  He is happy we finally decided to join in.  We only have 15 trees tapped this spring compared with […]

Cliff was not looking to excited when we pulled in the driveway.  If anything he looks slightly depressed at how spring is turning out so far.  Tomorrow we have 13 inches of snow in the forecast.  Will the Northern schools finally call a snow day on Wednesday or atleast cancel track practice? The edges of […]