Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Brrrr

It has now turned cold.  A Wind Chill Advisory was in effect this morning with wonderfully bright sun.  While edging up to zero, the day still seems mighty cold.  The Sun has stayed out most of the day and just standing in the window has been nice.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sun!

 

After weeks of mostly cloudy dullness, a couple of hours of Sun, and dimmed Sun,  today.  Just stood in the front window a while a took it in with the dog.  Snow flurries and the usual dull took its place after our trip to Beagle Books for the sale.  Bought an Ann Hood novel for tonight.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Quiet Christmas

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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Indecision

 

Things here have bounced around some.  We were snow covered with a fully frozen lake, but then some water covered the ice in spots and the snow was gone.  Now the snow cover is back, but bright sun is working on it.  Under that snow cover is a light coat of ice/sleet.  Many are hoping for more snow to insulate pipes and septics before the real cold comes.  Last year was trouble for many.  We note some hay bales can still be bought.

The red squirrels do not seem to be eating their pine cone piles.  These must be for deeper winter meals when the snow hides most of their buried items.  Again, each pile is near a tree that easily stands out from the deepest snow, unless the glaciers come back.