January 12 – You cannot get to Hornepayne yet due to Logging Operations.
Please be patient. Everyone knows that the Clubs try as hard as they can to open ALL the trails, but many times in Northern Ontario, the Logging operations can put a damper on the truly extensive trail system. 😑
John and I are not snowmobilers. But EVERY day we walk our trails, with pockets FULL of peanuts. We call all of our Squirrels (About a dozen of them), and they come running for their peanuts. We also hand feed all of our Chickadees and Nuthatches. The Blue Jays, Canada Jays, and our Pet Ravens, Barney and Mrs Barney, always join us in the fun!! 🥜
Another of our neighbouring Vacant Motels went up in flame. When we bought our place in 1999, our Motel neighbours were all open. The Wild Goose (1 km south) is gone now. The Lakewood Motel (4 kms north) is gone. And now the Pinewood Motel is burned. The Wild Goose advertised rooms for $29.95 in it’s last season, and the Pinewood was selling $40 rooms.. Cheap Rooms in Rural Locations, will only pay for the plywood to put over the windows
LOL!! Smudge went Riding!! 🤣
I can’t take a photo of the Snow Gauge without our pet, Bobby, landing in the tree, waiting for his peanut.
So I combined his pic and today’s snow gauge pic in the GIMP program. 😀
Meet Peetie! He’s a cartoon Character that I created. He’s the narrator of a book that I’m working on, “My Friends In Wawa”. I made his face in the shape of a ❤️
November 4th was an exciting day – Not only did I stack the Snow Gauge, but we had a late visitor 😲 A Juvenile Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Carter Dorscht, our Algoma Area Bird Expert, says, “This would represent the latest ever record of Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Algoma District. eBird shows a record for October 21. Nice find!”