Mud Lake in Winter

Mud Lake in Winter

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Daytime Deer


While we know that deer have been wondering around the property, we have concluded they are doing it only at night.  Lots of footprints marking their trail, but none have been seen for some time.

This morning we had two, maybe a third, deer resting next door.  The looked pretty healthy given the cold.  They stayed quite a long time down by the beach, in clear. sunlight, next door.  They seemed to be enjoying just standing in the bright sunlight, just like the cat ensconced on the couch inside.  Some nibbling was noted.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

More Brrr!


No blizzard here, as is in place to the West, but it sure can hurt to catch the wind on a wet face.  Of course those wimpish types out east would be falling over dead just walking out today at Mud Lake.  It is so funny to see those Weather Channel and local station types just die on screen standing in those blistering 10 to 30 degree temps.  And the horrors of mere 30 to 40 below wind chill.  It is my saga story of walking a mile to a Gopher basketball gamer in –100 wind chill some years back.  If course my parent's generation walked the ten miles to school in worse than that, and up hill both ways as I heard the other day.

I figure three inches of snow at Mud Lake over night.  It is snow on the move the last few hours.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunny and Warmish


A beautiful day outside at Mud Lake.  Clearing the 3-4 inches of snow took some time.  The snow is getting deep in places and harder for the small snow blower to throw up over the bank.  But one’s hands are not freezing today as one goes along.  Some drifting took place, but we did not get even near blizzard conditions as those west of us did.

We still have a lot fo snow to go before we reach last Spring’s mark.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Missed by Blizzard


Folks to the West had blizzard conditions today, but at the lake it was less.  If one did get the snow off the ground it could blow some, but lift was minimal.  Aim that snow blower the wrong way and the cloud of snow was pretty chilling. 

Even after the recent multi-tens below zero wind chills, today is was tough. The clippers seem lined up on their jet stream pathway, too.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Almost Warm


It almost made zero today, just tenths away.  A nice sun and some warmer air mass made it a nicer day than we have all been seeing.  Even the dog wanted to be out barking (not her thing) at something around the road of the place.  Deer on the move?  Not sure.

In town the cold is the only topic of conversation.  I suppose most of the places that is true today.  In Northern Minnesota, far northern, it may not be.

Thursday, January 2, 2014



It hit –37 last night.  The cold streak continues.

Some auger a hole ice fishing on the lake the other day, but no luck.  The ice was measured at about a foot.