February 28, 20011

Cold and clear. We are having beautiful weather! We received about 6″ of new powder snow last week which really improved the conditions on the lake and in the woods.  No more icy snow and you can really make time on the lakes whether you are classical or skate skiing.  The slush is gone and we are in late winter travel mode, fast and easy.

The days are getting quite long now, we easily have 12 hours of daylight and the sun is getting quite warm.  Was -30 Saturday, but by 11 AM it was sooo nice out.  You really need sunglasses and sunscreen if it is a sunny day this time of year.

Foxy Roxy is back looking for a hand out, and the Pine Martens have been sighted at all the cabins recently. I just noticed yesterday that the chickadees are singing their territorial song more frequently and the woodpeckers are starting to drum out their territories.  Spring is on the way!  Looks like we will have a great March, the kind we are all fond of up here in the Northwoods.  The long range forecast is for average to below average temperatures………perfect!  This means we will have some great March skiing and travel.  It also will make it easy to get all the firewood out of the woods and to the respective cabins.   Anybody want to come up and lend a hand with firewood?   We will put you up at the cabins and have lots of fun! Will probably start the process around the 3rd week of  March.