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deadcarp    Posted 02-02-2004 at 21:02:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like this time of year - the cabin's walls are finally frosted up nice so firewood's a hobby instead of a chore. it's one of those moonlit winter nites when you could pack a 22 and a pair of skis and just worry daylites out of jack rabbits breaking across fields. i used to tend my teenaged trap routes on these nites. real bright out and still enough to hear the neighbor's dog yipping a mile away. chimney smoke goes straight into space. temp's dropping off again and the snow creaks with every step - you can split oak chubs with a decent hatchet, like splitting a brick just tap a line across the end and about the 6th whack it jumps apart, they're froze right thru. you can't get wet firewood or mittens in this weather either.

oh, my motion sensor yardlite (woodpile and path lite more accurately) works real well - thanks for the tips fellas - i added a slab of metal roofing and it hangs beside the heater shed and blinks on when i open the porch door. course i broke off the first 10 gallons of icicles already - some big as my arm. pepi goes playing out with me again and sez it's going to be an early spring. :)

Okie Dokie    Posted 02-03-2004 at 04:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, I am getting cold just reading your post! Think I will go turn up the heat.

Patria    Posted 02-03-2004 at 04:51:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey DC, good morning, and if you are already getting some spring's pre-views, it's a good morning indeed, yes sir..
deadcarp, a long time ago you were telling us something about your back yard, describing it, I don't remember the whole content of the post but for some reason my memory of your story is a picture of a bay or a lake, right in your back yard, am I mixing stories from another poster?

deadcarp    Posted 02-03-2004 at 07:34:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi patria - our cabin is on a peninsula really. here's an aerial picture - the lake is on the left and river's on the right. the land averages just over 100 feet wide so we couldn't get much closer to water. that little white toothpick across the land is really our lake and river docks, few steps from the place. the cabin is 100 years old, built when the stagecoach ran by here. that dark strip way to the left of the picture is a logging channel from the old log drives. that saved about a mile for the logs to float. we still have thousands of sunken logs in the lake and a few break loose every year - oh are they heavy! :)

Patria    Posted 02-03-2004 at 12:05:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
wow dc, great picture, and some place you got there! fishing most be really nice during good weather, are there good facilities for rv's?
Most be a beautiful place during summer.
About those logs, bet they surface when you less expect, I wonder if they are of any use after so many years in the water.

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