Hey Campers! We’re just back from another great winter weekend at the cottage! That’s twice this winter, and they keep getting better each time. The weather cooperated, cold, but sunny with not too much wind, no snowstorms to speak of, and lot’s of stuff to do!
Of course they all involve survival….by that I mean, at the camp in winter you need to get a supply of water, and a supply of firewood.
That takes a good bit of time. So do other chores, like keeping water hot on the woodstove for washing, and for dishes etc. Everything becomes a little more difficult without running water. Not insurmountable, just more difficult.
Of course it’s cold too, so keeping the wood stove burning takes some attention, especially early in the morning, when the fire has gone out overnight, and the place starts to cool off. That’s when I sure appreciate that electric blanket !
Last weekend was a big 4 wheeler / snowmobile rally on the lake, with apparently hundreds of machines running up and down the ice and over the trails. We missed that, this weekend there were some ATV’s and snowmobiles going past the camp out on the lake, but not very many. I got a few pics and even a video a snowmobile that was really cooking as he went by, I guess he didn’t want to be on the ice any longer than necessary…..As soon as I figure out how to upload it, I will put it on for ya!
As I mentioned, the weather cooperated so Doug and I went back into the logging business, cutting some more trees, one big one that got hung up….kind of exciting for few minutes, then we got a good old brush fire going and burned up the slash and branches. Really got a lot of it cleaned up, which was good because otherwise I worry that it will become a fire hazard in the warmer months.
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