After a few more cloudy days with scattered snow squalls and small storms, Saturday is mid-winter beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky, low humidity, and crunchy snow underfoot. The only hint that it is not mid-winter is the ribbon of open water still visible way out in the lake. It looks like ice is starting to advance out of the area of the St. Ola creek into the main area of the lake. With Saturday night again predicted to be much colder than normal, we could see 100% ice coverage soon. Many of the neighboring smaller lakes are already ice covered. It looks like the temperature will get back to more normal this coming week with days near freezing and nights only a few degrees colder. These past two weeks were too early of a taste of January.
Lots of wildlife around these days. Two separate flocks of turkeys are walking around with the combined total being about 60 birds. And a handful of deer browse the parking lot and lawn daily.
While on the subject of wildlife, Limerick Lodge employee Caitlyn had a successful deer hunt a 2nd year in a row, bagging a nice spike horn buck on Friday.
The battle over control of the ATV trails between OFATV and EOTA is turning ugly with public personal attacks on the staffs of the organization. As a business trying to promote riding, it is sad. Hopefully a senior level of government that has the necessary power can bring an end to 2 years of squabbling. Might be time for a call to Mr. Kramp for help.
The Tall Pines Rally is November 22 and 23. The organizers have already sent the room assignment list. The lodge is booked full for the entire weekend. The Rally is still looking of crew volunteers. A fun way to get involved with the event. They also still have a few seats available on their VIP bus that makes it very easy to follow and enjoy the event all day. This is the weekend when the breakfast table discussion changes to nav systems, tires, compression ratios, and not a fishing lure to be discussed.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore is still on the market. The price has just been reduced to $249. Wish I had the funds to buy it myself at that price.