Sunday, November 23, 2008

frozen tundra

Stocking Lake has frozen over as of about a week ago. Now we just need to play the waiting game for it to freeze safe enough to walk on.

Friday, November 21, 2008

oh dear, its "Gimpy!"

"Gimpy" nickname to the injured doe that has been roaming around for years has made it through another round of rifle hunting, whew. The 6 winters we have been here Gimpy has also been here. According to the neighbors, Gimpy has been around a few years before we arrived and has had that injury to the front leg all the time they saw her. Gimpy has lived a long life so far dispite the injury.
I captured her feeding on fallen sunflower seeds out of the bird feeder just 8 ft from the door.
I must sat she looks real healthy.
I also started placing corn out by the winter cabin for guests to enjoy when staying at the cabin....John, Vicki and family from TX will be up to celebrate a white Christmas here and will be able to feed the deer.

Monday, November 17, 2008

ice forming on lake

It is finaly happening! The ice is forming on the lake now that the temps have been staying below freezing. It has also been snowing lightly for a few days. I am looking forward to a snowy winter.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Progress to garage project

With the help of Tom and Nona last Aug, the outdoor grill had been moved to the neighbor and the grounds have been leveled.

The cement has been poured for the new garage. The plan is to frame up the walls and roof sometime in Dec. I cant wait to place the truck into the garage.

Last visit of the Swans

The Swans returned for one last feeding frenzy before taking off. I am unsure where they go, assuming south with the geese.