Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I have been closed for a couple of weeks now and have most things ready for winter, and it is a good thing there is about 3 inches of snow on the ground right now and it is cold and windy.
The rifle Moose hunters went home with just a calf moose this fall , and Sue is still looking for her cow. We hope that with the change of weather that we may get it this weekend.
I started trapping about 2 weeks ago, to date I have harvested 50 beavers 1 Otter , 8 Marten 1 Lynx and a few other assorted animals. I have been mostly setting traps by boat , but that is coming to an end very quickly with the lakes about to freeze over. I will not miss being out in a boat all day on days like today with temps below freezing and windy with snow.
Last week there was a big rain storm in Wawa and highway 17 the main highway across the county washed out both north and south of the city taking part of a car dealership and a motel with it, thankfully we did not get that much rain in Chapleau. The Lake did go up about 6 inches overnight though. They have reopend the highway today, good thing as I have to go to Wawa tomorrow.
Hope everyone is doing well and ready for winter,
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It is almost time to wrap up another season, this season brought plenty of good fishing, the Bear hunt went very well with Darrell harvesting the largest Bear at about 250 pounds, (sorry no pictures somehow lost them from my camera). The archery Moose hunt showed no Moose harvested, but quite a few Moose seen. Although everyone was tired from the hunt when they left I beleive everyone enjoyed the hunt. The rifle hunt for Moose is in progress now, the group shot a calf Moose yesterday and are now looking for a Bull and a Cow, good luck boys!
The summer has brought many projects such as a larger office, a new deck on it as well. Many gallons of paint have been applied. Emily has put up a dog kennel and started boarding dogs for people with her first customers last week. Numerous smaller repairs to cabins etc have also been accomplished.
I am trying to get the rest of my projects wrapped up before winter sets in , hope to finish putting new windows and doors in one of the cabins today. Emily will be here for the winter and her cabin needs to be winterised, the majority of the work is done with the bathroom still needing to be finished. The boats and motors are all put away for the winter, except for 1 which I will use right up to freeze up. I will need to get the water drained for the winter or I will have frozen water by the end of the week.
It is also time to start planning projects for next year and we will be meeting to start those plans soon.
I will be into the trapping season next week and need to get everything around for that so that I can spend some cold days out in the boat.
I also hope to make a trip to the states to visit family and friends the end of November.
Wishing everyone well