Mud Lake in Winter

Mud Lake in Winter

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rainy Day


A rainy day today.  It started with the sun ready to find a path to the sky.  It has been off and on since.  A nice rain, without storminess.  Just what we need.  Wish we had had more, especially before the deer munched away much of the garden crop.

Deer defenses are being considered for next season.  Early calls for air horns, talking pumpkins, and bazookas was quickly laughed away.  Netting, wind chimes, Mil-Organite fertilizer in light aroma filled handfuls, an assortment of different deer repelling plants, and such are being considered.  The top wire only of the electric fence is high on the come back list, but netting and more heavy strings on the electric fence posts are leading the way.

Important is that while we thought it was us, we are hearing how bad a year this was for deer and crops.  Not too bad from the deer’;s side, but they ate well this area in many fields and gardens.  Next year they can find their own like they know how to do.

We are missing last years mighty fine tomatoes hoping the deer liked them all.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Underway


The forest is taking on the duller green, autumn look, but the true change of color is some time off.  A walk will show some tiny bursts of yellow to purple among the oaks, but mostly low to the ground.  The geese continue to gather and honking is getting regular.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Indoors Day


Some wonderful light rain today.  While outside things would be damp, being at the lake is a state of mind and for those with that in condition there is plenty of inside things to get done today.

The Fed is not going to stop buying bonds so CNBC should have happy people all afternoon.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Early Fall Prep


The wind is up today, nearing 25 from the South.  That particular wind produces what I believe is the maximum wave on Mud.  Still sort of gentle looking.

Fall is coming and things are being prepared.  water pump hoses are being pulled.  Dock removal is being scheduled.  Boats have some time on them yet, but some are being winterized now.  while no leaf pickup is underway, they are turning and falling.  No peak is near a all.  Barely a start for some dry ones.

And those geese just keep coming.  A sure sign of fall.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dark and Rainy


Dark this morning as the clouds finally put down some nice rain.  Hear it got stormy to the east, but just rain with thunder here.  The fancy rain gauge did not point to much rain, but it is not working very well.  The old fashioned tube one does better now.  Guessing half an inch or more.

Still dark in the afternoon, but predicted rain seems to have missed its appointment here.  How could that happen?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Nice Cool Day


Today, the sun shown brightly over the lake.  It was  cool for once.   A day to touch up the look of a the lawn.  Sue took the tractor for her first real go at it.  Did super a job and had fun in the sun.