Happy Thanksgiving

Can you believe this weather?  Here it is, November 22nd, and we have snow (about a foot over the past few days) as well as a frozen Lake.  It is not safe to walk on yet but we are all so surprised.

We have so much to be thankful for this year including you, our guests who come back year after year.  Thank you

We hope you all enjoy your family and friends and give thanks.

 

First snow 2018-2019 season

This seems way too early for this much snow but here it is.  We measured about 7 inches and it is still snowing.The forecast though for tonight and tomorrow is high winds, blowing snow, and temperatures below 20.

It won’t be long before the snowmobiles are running and the ice fisherman are fishing.  Are you ready?

The lake rose last week so it is well beyond our shoreline. This morning, we could not even see anything from the webcam with the snowfall and fog coming off the lake. You can almost see the island now.

Of course, the first thing Maggie did was bury her nose in the snow, but in the air, I think looking for the grass? Or maybe just to play.  But how cute is this?

End of October note:

As you can tell from my post title, I do not know what to call this!  It is October 21st, and I just wanted to post a not about the month.

We started out pretty warm this month, making peak foliage come a bit late, which in turn, did not help our bird hunters.  Then we had a freeze and things started to rapidly change.

We have had mega rains and wind changing peak into past peak in about a weeks time, barely able to enjoy the colors this year.  We went for reds, oranges and yellow to mustard and brown.

As for our bird hunters!  Once it got cold and the leaves fell, they, well those who were here this past week, said this has been the best bird season for them!

We have had temps in the low 30s this weekend and chill factor of about 28.  Even some snow flurries.

What an odd autumn.  Well, it has been an odd year for weather in general.

Hopefully, we will have a snowy winter.  Get those sleds ready!

July weather is crazy

I am sure most of the east coast, as well as the country, agrees that this has been a crazy summer.   Hotter then normal and here in Jackman, we have had more humidity then normal.

One thing that stays the same here at Cozy Cove is the incredible skies especially as the sun begins to set. Rain or shine, what a fabulous view.

Summer has arrived

Today is the first day of summer and I do believe it may have arrived in Jackman too.  Beautiful days of sunny blue skies, gentle breezes, and cool nights.  Wait, cool nights do not usually happen in the summer!

 

Has spring arrived?

You would not think it is spring in Jackman yet as we had another dusting of snow last night.  Our temperatures though are above freezing, even at night, so it seems to melt off everyday.   Big Wood is still solid white with no sign that it is going away anytime soon.

I was reminded by a friend that 3 years ago, I posted on Facebook on April 12th, that I heard the first loon of the year. Not the case this year at all. I wonder if they may just hang out in the rivers nearby?

And yet, there are other signs of spring.  The wildlife are coming out of the woods.  We are seeing and hearing birds in the trees, geese are flying overhead, I saw a mynx running across route 201 last week and 2 fox coming back from Rockwood. A few days ago, there was a deer in our yard!    We have never seen a deer here this close to town.   Could it be because there is still so much snow in the woods and here nearer to town, where it is more open, they are in search of food?

Unfortunately, I also saw, (almost certain) a coyote walking along  our shore 2 weeks ago.

So, the wildlife know spring has arrived, now we just need Mother Nature to get it.

 

Spring 2018, HAHA

The first day of spring was last week but we are far from that I fear. You all may already have daffodils popping up and maybe even cut the grass but here, in Jackman, we are still covered in white.

This past weekend we had riders and ice fisherman that all had a wonderful time.  The days warmed up so late in the day, the trails became a bit soft but the night went back down to the teens.

Our ice fisherman all came back with a nice sun kissed glow to their faces.  It was beautiful all weekend with blue skies.

SO far this week, we are hitting the high forties but I just do not see the white going away yet, well at least not our piles.   Think SPRING!

Wind and snow

Snow and windy but I think the winds have died down a little today. I do not believe there is any more snow on the lake since it all has been blown onto our driveway the past couple days.

Just a couple new drifts this morning. The drift behind Cabin 2 extended to mid driveway and over to cabin 8 yesterday. Easy 5 feet high. I think we may need to get Jason and his excavator here before the next snow.   We have to make room for you to part your trailers.

We have open water on Big Wood

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Another beautiful morning here in Jackman. Are you ready to get your fishing pole out ❓ The water level is high but it is nice to see open water again. Fishing, swimming and boating on Big Wood…:D

Ice out this year was on Tuesday May 5th at 2:15 PM. Below is the snapshot I took from our cam that same morning about 7AM.

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Congrats Denise for winning this years Ice Out Contest. See you in August.

Happy Easter weekend

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Yes it is snowing, big heavy flakes, in Jackman. Even though it warmed up to 56 yesterday, the trails are holding and with the extra bit of fluff, one could be riding all week. We have reports that the trails have been groomed up to Pittston and beyond this week.

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend, enjoying family and friends, but remembering what Easter is really about.