Friday, February 16, 2018

Repaired the old ski-doo-bee-doo yesterday. Thanks to Razor for the use of his garage, lift table, and expertise. The voltage regulator went psyco and blew out the head lights and melted the hand warmers. 


Sunday, February 11, 2018

So, last night, bombing down the lake, I noticed these "blotches" in the snow. This morning I checked them out. They appear to have been made by large birds. My first thought was that an owl or eagle was after prey. I did not find any tracks of rabbits or other animals at all. I did notice that there were pieces of moss, small branches and pine needles. So now I'm thinking that maybe it was some kind of raven/eagle breeding dance??? The pictures are not great. poor contrast of white on white. 

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CSI Tomiko 
I saw some dark spots down at the beach and checked it out. 
DNA conformed that it was Bonasa Umbellus.

The crime scene clean up crew,, had already arrived.

Body parts were spread far and wide. The "print" pics were accidentally deleted, but it was confirmed that the guilty party was Vulpes Vulpes, AKA Red. 

Does that say Polaris or Police? 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Here you are 10 years ago. 

And here you are now, 12 years old. 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

I just talked to Razor, from the other Jocko camp. He reports that the trail in is OK. 


Adam, I haven't been to Jocko yet, and I don't know anybody that's been since the rain. As you can see in the following pics, we don't have much snow. The Notman road should be OK, but, trails in the bush might be a little bare. The federation snowmobile trails are all closed. 

We have had a lot of wind that has blown most of the snow off the lake.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Emptying the camera roll.   

 Jan 4

 Jan 6

Jan 8

 Jan 10

 Jan 11, the thaw

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Saturday, December 23, 2017

It's been a while. I've been posting updates on Facebook lately. I find it a lot easier, and faster working with the tablet. For this blog I have to unload cameras to the laptop, go thru all of the pictures and resize them 'cause google wants money from me to post full size pictures, save them to a different folder and then, finally upload. Typically I spend any where from one to two hours per blog. So, I'm thinking about only posting on Facebook. Let me know in the comments how you feel about this. 

A couple of weeks ago we met 2 curb jumping AWD SUVs on the Brule road. They didn't think that they were ruining the roads for other people's use, and they didn't care if they did. We had to drive thru puddles that they broke the ice on. As you can see the suspension and idler wheels were frozen solid in muck. It took a whole afternoon to defrost with a propane heater and chip away the ice.

We have had so little sun this year, especially this fall that I can't help taking pictures of it.

First tentative steps on the ice on the 11th.

Sun up.

Sun down.


First walk along the shore line.

Frost on the lake.

Marked the water pump on the 16th.

On the 17th we walked to Bedrock.

The pointy end.

Lookin' thru the narrows.

Bill's point.

We put in the tree line on the 18th.

This herc circled me a bunch of times.

We went to town to see grandsons Floyd and

Nova's school Christmas concerts.

So, let me know if you would like getting teased a little bit every day on Facebook or wait and get a bigger load, once in a while.