Monday, December 31, 2012

Forty-one inch Northern Pike caught by Caleb.

41" Northern Pike caught in Chequamegon Bay by Caleb.

41" Northern Pike caught 12/31/12 Chequamegon Bay by Caleb.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

We went for a walk today. We've been walking a lot. Today's walk brought our 60 day total to 105 miles.

West end beach looking NE over Chequamegon Bay. This was the west end of our 5 mile walk.

Ashland's new entrance sign. 

Crossing the bridge into Prentice Park.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We treated ourselves to shrimp and Lake Superior White Fish.

Jumbo shrimp & Lake Superior Whitefish seasoned and broiled with a brown rice and quinoa side dish.

A little fall color in the yard.

We always wait for this time of the year for the oak tree to display it's fall colors.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Colorful early evening walk.

Colors are at peak along this stretch of our route.

Imagine the sound of the leaves under foot. Can you hear it? Can you smell the aroma?

Within days these leaves will fall to the ground leaving the tree bare until spring and making work for the property owner and the city road crews.

We "visited" Ed on our way home. Hey Ed Packers WON today 42-24

On the second half of our evening walk we got to enjoy the setting sun over the head of the bay.

On the second half of our evening walk we got to enjoy the setting sun over the head of the bay. Straight down below the shaft of sun setting light is the intersection of U.S. 2 and WI 13. At the new "round about".

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A new building on the lakeshore. On what the old timers call "Reiss Coal Dock"

C. Reiss Coal Co., 7th Avenue West Dock
This new building was built (assembled) several weeks ago. The word on the street is that it is being use to assemble large fiberglass tank parts (to large to truck as one piece). Once assembled the tanks are then load on barges and barged out through the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the U.S. East Coast 

Here are some of the pieces & tanks waiting for assembly and / or shipping.

Ore dock demolition update. September 26, 2012.

This photo was taken yesterday from west end beach. The upper one third is removed. Notice the equipment on the right side of the photo sitting on top of the structure. It is this equipment that "chews" up the concrete.

This photo is an enlargement of the right side of the photo above. This equipment is a large backhoe with "chewing jaws" on the end of the arm.

A little more fall crops color.

Colorful .... and yet somewhat ugly. I heard the term "wart" something to describe one of these. You decide. Although once between two layers of pie crust I would use the term "yummy".

Monday, September 24, 2012

"How about something different for supper?" Kabobs?

Mushrooms, carrots, celery, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and strips of pork. Grilled for 30 minutes. Left over makings grilled in aluminum foil.

Day break in Mason / Grandview Wi. Visiting with friends.

Most mornings when camping I'm up at first light. It is a peaceful time. 

Sunrise and the start of a beautiful day. It was very cool when this photo was taken. The rear window of the truck had a hard frost.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall seems to be closing in. Woke up to much cooler temperatures. 43℉. Evidence of a hard frost. Time to put up food.

Well the good news is we did get an Apple crop. The bad news is the apples were not the best of quality. There was a fair amount of insect / disease / cold weather damage. These five apple were better than most.

Picked and ready to process.

Last batch waiting to be processed later this week.

This is our food dehydrator. It does a great job dehydrating fruits and vegetables.  Notice that it has 10 stackable trays.

Here is one of the stackable trays with apple slices dehydrating.

Apple chips nearly ready for storage.

This will be the next crop we will pick and process. Maybe later this week or the beginning of next week.

This is what a nice bunch of grapes looks like. Although they all tend to start out this way many  unfortunately don't end up looking like this.  Between the birds, squirrels, and raccoons we loose a lot of the best fruit to the wildlife.  

Some get away with it.


This guy is waiting for transportation. Heading out to "the summer home" to spend time with the first two that took the trip earlier in the week. Three trapped this year 4 trapped last year.

This how I found him early in the morning. Just lounging around waiting for someone to show up. Although they might look cute and friendly they are NOT.

This guy just charged me as I approached. Snarling, growling and baring his teeth. NOT friendly NOT friendly at all.

Went for a walk this morning. Visited Ed on the way home.

Fall is quickly approaching. Went for a morning walk today. Stop and visited Ed at the tunnel.

The lakeside tunnel entrance.