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Spring Snow Storm

Mother nature was at her finest in the Northwoods. 16 inches of snow came down yesterday and today. A lovely wet heavy snow has blanketed the resort. The entire area has broken many records this year; many of the records were set in either the 1920’s or 30’s. We are easily pushing 130 inches of snow this winter in our immediate area. For those of you who are already enjoying spring, think warm thoughts as you look at the pictures.

Even the shovels got buried.

Even the shovels got buried.

Area around the resort ranged from 12" to 19" where drifts were.

Area around the resort ranged from 12″ to 19″ where drifts were.

We always get great drifts between the lodge and Red Oaks from the wind off the lake.

We always get great drifts between the lodge and Red Oaks from the wind off the lake.

Winter Wonderland once again.

Winter Wonderland once again.

All of the snow piles John worked so diligently to remove with the bobcat last week have returned.

All of the snow piles John worked so diligently to remove with the bobcat last week have returned.

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The snow from the driveway in front of Loon and Mallard created this 10 foot + mound of snow.

The snow from the driveway in front of Loon and Mallard created this 10 foot + mound of snow.

Fences are buried!

Fences are buried!

Poor Charlie is buried once again.

Poor Charlie is buried once again.

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Charlie says….enough snow already!

As the snow is falling in the Northwoods, I thought I would share how Charlie looked at the end of the day on Sunday.  He was sitting in a pool of water with hopes of the ice going out. Then the weather turned cold again with lows around zero. He is now buried again in snow.

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Charlie says….enough snow already! 2014-04-16T18:38:50+00:00

Charlie’s tilt begins

The warmer temps are working their magic. Charlie is beginning to tilt and the ice is leaving the shoreline, even if just  a little.  We’ll keep you posted.

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Charlie’s tilt begins 2014-04-10T15:21:23+00:00

Our winter wonderland

The snow keeps falling in the Northwoods. John is guessing we have had around 120 inches of snow this year and 6 more fell last night. All you can say is it’s beautiful outside. With the high amounts of snow the water tables should be looking good this year. But it also brings it’s challenges. John has been busy digging pathways so we can get into the homes to spring clean. He’s even debating renting a bobcat to start hauling snow.

Enjoy the pictures 🙂

Is it wide enough to open the door to Musky?

Is it wide enough to open the door to Musky?

Pathway to Wren

Pathway to Wren

The winding road to Hillcrest

The winding road to Hillcrest

Poor Charlie, he's buried in snow.

Poor Charlie, he’s buried in snow.

Hillside up to Bluebill

Hillside up to Bluebill

Path to the front entrance.

Path to the front entrance.

John is running out of places to put the snow.

John is running out of places to put the snow.

Snow piles are higher than the fences.

Snow piles are higher than the fences.

Mr pileated woodpecker has done quite the job on this pine tree at the end of the shuffleboard court. It will have to come down this spring. :(

Mr pileated woodpecker has done quite the job on this pine tree at the end of the shuffleboard court. It will have to come down this spring. 🙁

Heavy snow.

Heavy snow.

Sun peaking out from behind the trees.

Sun peaking out from behind the trees.

Our winter wonderland 2014-03-28T11:59:54+00:00

Charlie’s Sad

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Charlie is a little sad. He hasn’t gotten many guesses this year for when he’ll take the plunge. It’s not too late send us an email at [email protected] by March 17th with your date and time.

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Ice Out Contest 2014

It’s that time again! Charlie made his trek out onto the ice today.

Make a guess as to when the ice will go out and when Charlie will fall though the ice. Two years ago Charlie fell through on March 19th. Last year Charlie fell through REALLY late, May 6th. The ice can go out as early as late March and as late as the first of May. So choose your date carefully.

When will Charlie fall through this year? It’s anybody’s guess and you could have the winning date and time. If Charlie sinks after dark he will be credited to the next day. John and Sue need some sleep too.

All you need to do is email us at [email protected] with your DATE and TIME of day as to when Charlie will fall through the ice. All entries must be in our email by March 15th. The contest is open to any age and the winner will get their name added to the plaque in the lodge lobby.

Good Luck and we hope you have fun with the fifth annual Charlie the Chipmunk Contest. John and Sue leave town on February 28th and not back home until March 17th. We’re heading off to sport shows. Our carpenter will be keeping an eye on Charlie for us. If there is any change during our absence he’ll get the pictures to me and I’ll update you. Otherwise, come back often after March 17th  as we will keep updating photos of Charlie.

As you will see Charlie had fun getting ready for his trek this year!

Sue has me all ready for the contest.

Sue has me all ready for the contest.

Look there's two of me! Guess which one of us gets to go out on the ice? The other one gets to stay warm and head off to the sport shows!

Look there’s two of me! Guess which one of us gets to go out on the ice? The other one gets to stay warm and head off to the sport shows!

Wasn't that nice of them to feed me before I headed out onto the ice. Is this my last meal?

Wasn’t that nice of them to feed me before I headed out onto the ice. Is this my last meal?

I decided it might be more fun to head out to the lake on a snowmobile.

I decided it might be more fun to head out to the lake on a snowmobile.

Instead they gave me a piggy back ride.

Instead they gave me a piggy back ride.

Here comes my chair.

Here comes my chair.

How many people does it take to get me situated?

How many people does it take to get me situated?

I told John and Sue they better leave me a shovel with all the snow we're getting this winter.

I told John and Sue they better leave me a shovel with all the snow we’re getting this winter.  Enjoy the contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charlies’ final hiding spot

Another summer season of Charlie hiding around our property has come to an end. He has gone into hibernation until February where he will come out to sit on the ice.

The Swart family who was here this last week had two special Charlie moments.

First: Xander is our youngest Charlie finder in the four years Charlie has been hiding at the resort. Way to go Xander! We have determined he had some help from mom. 🙂

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Second: Bodie was our final finder of Charlie for the year.

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Here’s Charlies final hiding spot. Can you guess where it is?

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Charlies’ final hiding spot 2013-09-07T17:10:40+00:00

Charlie updates

Here’s the latest finders of Charlie. He’s getting sad because his time of fun is soon coming to an end with all the kids going back to school.

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Charlie’s summer adventures

Year after year Charlie continues to have fun hiding on our property. His following is growing. As you will see we have all ages searching for Charlie. We had several Charlie sleuths this summer who found Charlie 3 times in a week. Enjoy the pictures. 🙂

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Charlie’s summer adventures 2013-07-29T15:16:54+00:00