It has been a quiet Christmas on Mud Lake. The snow is almost totally gone, relegated to odd tiny piles that might of just had a touch more snow thrown in one spot, and some spots in the shady places of the woods. The ice looks firmer today after a time below 32, but it might be risky after some days of very watery looking surface. Fish houses are in trouble on the big lake. The watery conditions have no doubt frozen some in place. Troubles may lie ahead. We here it costs good to get them out if they do sink late in the season.
Colder weather lies ahead. This should mean some ground freezing again. Many hope for snow. The users of snow are the obvious ones, but many want some snow over the septic and pump lines. Last winter was one of trouble for those who had freezing troubles below ground.