Saturday, September 29, 2012
As you can see from prior posts, we are in need of a new roof--courtesy of a violent storm. "T'is an ill wind that blows no good," is the saying, and it is true here. We have replacement insurance courtesy of Safeco and Smith Sawyer, so we are installing a new roof--and we only had a few years left on the old one. Here are some pictures. Shad Sibert is hard at work and Rochester Boat Company is moving material on and off.
at 10:26 AM
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The lady of the house encountered this little fellow walking down the front walk as big as you please--just as the sun was setting. The turtles emerge from Lake Manitou every spring and many make their way to Treasure Island, where the ground is nice and high and the digging is easy. As Fall approaches, many--but not all--of the eggs hatch. The little ones head back to the lake where they bury themselves for the long sleep as winter descends. Another group of spring eggs simply stay unhatched until the following spring.
at 8:33 PM