Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ice Out

The official ice out date for Mud Lake will be April 26-27 this year.  The lake produced none of the whale-type sounds, but slowly melted away.  Ducks and geese have found it and are swimming around.  The water just seemed to expand from the northern shore without and great sinking that we caught.  The more southern shoes have some remnant ice cover for a few feet.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring Rains

The Spring continues to come.  Last night the rain was fairly heavy.  No thunder, as with a true summer storm, but a good downpour.  Keeping the grass in the woods wet is important.  Spring dryness can make for fire danger.  

It looks like tomorrow will bring some snow.  The forecast is in the 1-3 inch range.  I suspect much will melt upon touching the ground.  The road will certainly not accumulate much at all.

Growing weeds have been found already and the first tearing up of a weed has taken place.  No doubt a record of some kind.

The lake has full ice excdpt along the shore line.  Water there separates ice from land by a small space.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Early Spring

The lake is iced over yet, but had ice fishermen on it today.  Not sure how dangerous that might really be.  Temperatures and Sun have left most snow melted.  The roof is clear and only piles more hidden from the Sun remain.  People in town seem overjoyed at it all.  Even the snowmobiliers seem resigned to the end of play time.