Mud Lake in Winter

Mud Lake in Winter

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cool, Cloudy


Its been cool and cloudy on the lake.  rain has been limited, but it sure looks like it might many times.  The lake appears down and inch or so.

Fishing has been active, but I am not sure the catch has been much on these cloudy days.  We recorded catching two perch, which is important only by the fact we like perch and did not expect many in Mud Lake.  There has been a slow stream of fishing boats plying the lake.  One wonders if the fish are confused by the warm water cooling.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Little Rain


A thunderstorm over night put the dog in bed for safety.  It seems we  received around an inch taking in the various gages and their flaws.  The lake should be up again after dropping and inch or so over the last few days. 

Yesterday was a cool and windy one.  Limited fishing on the lake.  While swimming was fine, it tuned cool and at evening sweatshirts were needed.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Some Rain and Clouds

The weekend has been heavily cloudy with some rain.  Activity has been limited oo the lake.  Some swimming on Saturday.  And it was nice for that. 

The loons have had some anxious moments with the visit of a hawk a few times.  The call of danger was very clear given the young ones they have.

The lake has risen around a part of an inch.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Garden Pump Repair


Repair of the garden pump is underway.  The motor burned out and replacement is in order.  The connections have been together so long that taking them apart was feared impossible.

But, After applying force with the monkey wrench, using a hammer on the monkey wrench, using the axe flat edge on the monkey wrench, repeating these over a few times, Sue grabs a big rock and with two hands just bangs the wrench—success.  Lots of technology but the Stone Age tool worked best on modern materials.

Well if we can get the thing apart some, we can replace it, so off to buy the pump.  Now rain is delaying work.

We do note the loon family is still plying the lake.  Some parental diving mid lake while the kids watched last night.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Some Rain


We got some rain through yesterday.  The gardens needed it so.  With rain it was a slow day on the lake.  Some fish cleaning about all.

Friday, July 5, 2013



Mud Lake was the place to be for the Park Rapids fireworks.  The view from the dock was perfect.  The in the air blasts lifted nicely over the south bay giving an upfront view to those ensconced on pontoons or the dock chairs.  KDKK’s musical background was super.  Residents were joined by some parkers along the road in.  It was like it was aimed at Mud Lake.  Excellent.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hot and Steamy, But Loony


Hot weather on the lake.  The water temperature is up for sure.  Yet the air has cooled nicely later in the day for a comforting sit or float.

Them loons.  The sound of loons continues to resound around the lake.  They even accepted our new fishing boat.  As the guys from Charlie's and I stood on the dock, a loon swam to within ten feet of the dock then dove under the new boat and under the dock.  A sign!  We consider the new boat accepted by the wildlife community.

The Wednesday test of the sirens in Park Rapids was just an out of the world experience.  We were first puzzled by the sound but figured given the radar it was a test; but as one listened the horn had a loonish tone to it as it circled.  Even the emergency siren speaks loon here.  Wow!