Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cold

 

It hit –30.5 F on Mud Lake, with a known –36 F on the river.  Winter has come back.  Of course, I have still not had my deep winter coat on.  I do wonder if these temperatures are forcing my body to adjust to them more these days.  We met a guy at Walmart hoping it would finally get to –30 as he likes it that way.  I must be adjusting. 

Snow cover is still light.  Odd deer have been spotted in the neighborhood after being seen only in tiny numbers so far this season.  Tiny birds remain rare on the feeder.

And still no fire in the fireplace at the Dairy Queen.  I suppose we will need that heat when it finally gets real cold.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Looks Like Spring

With the Fishing Derby and snowmobile race over, it sure looks like Spring outside.  Mud Lake has ice and will for some time, but the snow cover is thin.  It is nothing like last year.  The roof is mostly green.  The red squirrels piles of pine cones are not snow covered.  I think he ate a few, but the pile looks mostly untouched.  Was talking at church with a guy as to whether to not change the snow blower oil next fall as it is nearly new as it sits.  The wife waned me that lots of winter can be left.  Must be true.