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.
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!
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.
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.
Congrats Denise for winning this years Ice Out Contest. See you in August.
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.
As we approach another Holiday Season, we would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a most joyous, and healthy NEW YEAR. May the [i]spirit[/i] of Christmas stay with you throughout 2015.
Above is a snapshot from our new webcam taken this morning after the first snow of the season. About 2 inches of heavy snow here in town. Perhaps more in the mountains.
It-s going to be a great winter season so be sure and visit our webcam on our homepage to see what is happening here at Cozy Cove Cabins and on Big Wood.
This is a current view this morning from our new webcam. We are still in the “figuring out” phase of it so please bear with us. The new cam should give you a larger and clearer image to see what is happening hear on Big Wood. When you see the upload now on our homepage, first, you will notice it is a view from our house and second, that you have to move the page around to see the whole image. It will all be better soon.
We will still only post snapshots instead of live streaming but what really happens on Big Wood that we need to see on video? 😉
As soon as we get it working the way we need it to be, we will re post information for you.
Below is a snapshot I got last night around sunset after a very stormy day.
I took this picture this morning to help those of you who have not posted your entry for our Big Wood Ice Out Contest.
But please, do not let what looks like water be deceiving. We had 3-4 feet of ice just last weekend although I am not willing to go out there now to test it. SO what looks like water could be a result of the rain we had or from the melting snow we had.
Cast your vote soon. Deadline for entries is April 15th.
I took this picture a couple days ago…then we got another few inches. It is amazing me that the snow is not going anywhere. The trail riding the past week or so has been incredible.
I hear others talk about mud season as they are also beginning their gardens. They post images of dirt, mud, green grass. And they only live a few hour south of us. I am a bit jealous I think. 😕
I was told that the ice on Little Big Wood was just thicker then the auger length. Another told us that Big Wood was still over 4 feet thick.
So what do you all think? Will we still have snow in May? June? July? 😯 I think not because when the warm hits, it will probably go fast. Rain expected tomorrow so we will see what happens this week.
Remember to cast your vote on our Ice Out Contest. I am surprised at some of the late May dates but we shall see.