All the ice left the lake during the night. The warm temps and high winds yesterday helped break the rest of the ice up. John and I watched the ice berg move across the lake last night. The wind was so strong we could see it moving! It was a cool sight! Now the wait forthe loons to arrive. It shouldn’t take them long even with the early ice out.
Congratulations to Gene Jugenitz who came the closest to the date that Charlie took the plunge. Charlie fell through the ice during the weee hours of the morning on March 25th. All that you could see this morning was the buoy. Charlie looks forward to drying off and getting ready for next years trek out onto the ice. What’s up next for Charlie? Where will he show up next? If you’re here vacationing at White Birch Village this summer, you’ll have to see if you can find him!
Who will win the contest and get their name on the Charlie the Chipmunk Plaque?
April 8th Gene Jugentiz
April 15th Marsha Stierwalt
April 21st Chris Roberts and Fred Whitemarsh
April 24th Debbie Carlson
April 30th Mark Stierwalt
May 2nd Kevin Carlson
May 5th Jim Zajac
Ice out is going to be early this year. With all the warm temperatures this March the ice is melting quickly. How much longer will Charlie hold on before dropping through the ice? What do you think?
We tackled 13 of the largest dead trees on the property today. John and Joe (our newest staff member) will be kept very busy with the clean up!
The weather this past week has been unbelievable,.several days in the 50’s and upper forties for the next week yet. I’m sure a spring snowstorm is still in our future, but for now the forecast is calling for rain. So Charlie decided he better have an umbrella with him to stay dry. Don’t forget to send in your guess for when the ice will go out. Their have been several guesses so far, but we would love to see more. Mail them by March 20th.
Our carpenters have been busy this winter giving both Balsam Fir and Hideaway a facelift. Here’s a sneak peek at the progress.
John had an exciting day out on the ice snowshoeing! See who decided to join him on the ice!