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Great Water Levels

With this years spring melt our water levels look great. Let’s hope we get a good rainfall this spring and into the summer to keep the water levels looking this good. On another note…..Charlie is still hanging on.

There's a little less beach this spring with the high water.

There’s a little less beach this spring with the high water.

Last fall all of the dock sections were completely on sand.

Last fall all of the dock sections were completely on sand.

If you look closely at the water you'll see the rock edge of the creek.

If you look closely at the water you’ll see the rock edge of the creek.

Yipee!!! Rushing Water!

Yipee!!! Rushing Water!

Last fall this part of the creek wasa just a trickle of water.

Last fall this part of the creek was just a trickle of water.

As you can see there is still a good amount of snow to melt.

As you can see there is still a good amount of snow to melt.

Great Water Levels 2013-04-30T13:48:49+00:00

Charlie Update

With the last two days reaching 70 degrees Charlie is really starting to lean! The final three days that have guesses for Charlie’s demise are: April 29, 30 and May 7. Who will be the winner? Stay tuned as it will most likely be this week!

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The shore line opened up today. Yesterday there were several people still ice fishing on the lake. John talked with them and they said there was still two feet of ice on the lake. They were fishing on the weed bed between the island and the point. John said he broke through the ice not too far from Charlie.

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Charlie Update 2013-04-28T18:55:57+00:00

Let it Melt, Let it Melt, Let it Melt

Yeah! We finally made it to the 50 degree mark on the thermometer. This is the first time since last fall. We broke a record for the latest 50 degree spring temps from the 1930’s! And the date in the 1930’s was early April. It’s a wonderful sound listening to all the melting snow. It will certainly help with spring cleaning which starts on Monday! Hopefully the 60 degree temps this weekend will help melt some of the snowbanks, but I think they are here to stay for a while.

Yipee!

Yipee!

The chipmunks are enjoying the spring weather. Time for me to get the peanuts as this little guy was already begging.

The chipmunks are enjoying the spring weather. Time for me to get the peanuts as this little guy was already begging.

Charlie is getting in the act for spring also....he's beginning to lean!

Charlie is getting in the act for spring also….he’s beginning to lean!

Let it Melt, Let it Melt, Let it Melt 2013-04-26T16:54:07+00:00

Picnics at the Beach

Were you around when we did potluck picnics at the beach during the 1980’s and 1990’s? The sun would be HOT and the flies abundant! See if you can find a picture of yourself.

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Picnics at the Beach 2013-04-22T15:28:42+00:00

Tree Planting

In 1995 Carol and Dick let people plant trees around the newly landscaped Rec Building. you will see how much they have grown. If you planted a tree, do you remember which one is yours?

The Rec Building as it looked in the 1990's

The Rec Building as it looked in the 1990’s

Mike, Betty and Amanda's tree

Mike, Betty and Amanda’s tree

Larry and Ginny's tree

Larry and Ginny’s tree

Mitch, Suzanne and Annie's tree

Mitch, Suzanne and Annie’s tree

Bryan, Robin and BJ's tree

Bryan, Robin and BJ’s tree

Jeanne's tree

Jeanne’s tree

Ginny's tree

Ginny’s tree

Tree Planting 2013-04-20T17:19:31+00:00

Snow, Rain, Ice equals Mess

This past week has been a huge mix of rain, snow and ice, and what a mess it makes. John I took a stroll around the property on Monday to make sure no trees went through a roof. As you will see it is going to be awhile before Charlie falls through the ice. We start spring cleaning in a week…..should be interesting. Here’s what we found………

Yes, that is still how high our snowbanks are!

Yes, that is still how high our snowbanks are!

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

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Musky's deck took a hit. I heard it crash during the night.

Musky’s deck took a hit. I heard it crash during the night.

Ice laden pine.

Ice laden pine.

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This is the snow depth at the beach.

This is the snow depth at the beach.

Snow, Rain, Ice equals Mess 2013-04-19T10:12:55+00:00

White Birch Village Olympics

I’m not exactly sure what year this took place, but I think it was around 1999 or 2000. I tried to figure it out by how old my kids were in the pictures. One of the weeks I was up here vacationing I organized the White Birch Village Olympics. How many of you remember all the fun?

Listening to the rules of the games.

Listening to the rules of the games.

The Competitors!

The Competitors!

Obsticale course in the ponds before they were filled with water.

obstacle course in the ponds before they were filled with water.

Part of the obsticale course was to run while standing in a sleeping bag.

Part of the obstacle course was to run while standing in a sleeping bag.

smashing the baloons

smashing the balloons

traditional egg and spoon race

traditional egg and spoon race

balloons and snowmobile suits = fun!

balloons and snowmobile suits = fun!

Even the parents joined in the fun of searching for gummy worms in the popcorn.

Even the parents joined in the fun of searching for gummy worms in the popcorn.

Trying to keep the plastic cup in the air using waterguns.

Trying to keep the plastic cup in the air using water guns.

more obsticale course

more obstacle course

The ameoba crawl race.

The amoeba crawl race.

White Birch Village Olympics 2013-04-18T20:32:40+00:00

Believe it or not!

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Believe it or not Charlie is sitting in a blizzard this afternoon. If you look hard enough you can see the shore line behind Charlie. Winter is hanging on with a vengeance this year. Not sure when Charlie will fall through the ice.  Stay tuned………

P.S. We are still ice fishing!

Believe it or not! 2013-04-14T19:28:23+00:00