May 31, 2016-
Whew, what a week and
weekend! First off, even though we have been hanging out just about every
day for the past 9 days, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome my
brother Jim to the Keweenaw! He was grabbed by the magic of this land and
last autumn purchased a place not far from us. He made the big move Sunday
the 22nd and we all have been having fun hanging out together. Gracie is
trilled to death to have him finally living here. She has patiently waited
for the past 6-7 months for the day to come and now she gets to hang
with uncle Jim just about every day. He has already been an invaluable
help to me with some projects that needed an extra hand!
So last week was spent fighting the bugs that I still had
in my system, as well as getting some work done. Not as much work as I would
have liked, but getting well was on top of the list. I am almost there.
Still have some minor symptoms from time to time, but far from the all day
lay in bed I had on the 21st.
With the memorial day weekend upon us, Nora wanted to go
down to her families grave at the Jacobsville Cemetery and plant
some flowers. Her grandmother, grandfather and aunt are buried there.
Her grandfather served for the Coast Guard for his life and so had a flag
placed by the headstone.
The Jacobsville cemetery is one of many really cool cemeteries
up here (if there can even be such a thing). Some of the sites are new and some
are very old. There are headstones that have been around so long, that the
inscriptions on them are almost impossible to read. If you think that is
old, there are some even older. They were made of wood and have long
since lost all of their markings. I think what might surprise some folks
is how long settlers have been around these areas. I saw plenty of
headstones where the person had passed away in the 1800's. One of the sadder
ones was for a boy that was born December 30 and died just a month later.
That was one of the headstones from the 1800's. Sure makes one think about
how difficult a life it must have been to live in what is still a pretty
remote area of the UP back in the 1800's.
Switching gears and lightening things up, I was able to
finish Gracie's bed this week, so her, Nora, Jim and I all brought the
pieces up and put it back together this weekend. We decided to bring it in
and assemble it and let her sleep in it, even though it was not yet painted.
We figured it can be painted later and she should be able to enjoy it now.
That is exactly what she
has been doing since it went up. Before the bed went up, the fairy
stickers came down to prepare the room for the theme change. I think the
next theme is going to be a jungle.
On Monday, it was back to the Jacobsville cemetery for
the Memorial Day services. The local VFW post from Lake Linden performed
the ceremony. The honor
guard was there and fired
off their three shots. Even though I have never served, or known anyone
that passed while serving, the three shots are always startling, humbling
and sends a chill up my spine. After the shots were fired by the honor
guard, a lone bugler
played Taps from the rear edge of the cemetery. A very nice service and
I felt honored to be able to be part of it.
After the service, we all took to the woods for a hike.
We have been wanting to get to a spot along the shipping canal not far up
from the south entry. It is a spot that is very special to Nora and is
becoming special to me too. There are two main ways in, one along a logging
road and then a short bush hike, the other a longer and more challenging
walk through the bush following the shipping canal. We chose the latter.
Not long into the hike, we came across the ruins of an
old log structure. Only the bottom 3 feet of the walls still exist. I do
not know what happened to the rest of it and it sure makes one wonder what
is was used for. The woods were pretty filled in and the bugs (mostly mosquitoes)
were out and hungry, but as long as you kept moving, they seemed unable to
zero in on you. The ticks were a different story. At the conclusion of the
hike I pulled 6 of them off of me. All crawlers and none attached. The
interesting thing is that they must have been hanging from the branches, as
all but one was found around my neckline and head. I only picked one from my
Despite the insects, the walk through the woods was lots
of fun. We came across a few giant
trees still growing and a few that had
been taken down by a storm. Both of those trees had diameters that were
at least 3-4 feet and the one that had fallen was a maple. I sure wish I
knew of a way to salvage the bottom 20 feet of it for its wood. I can only
imagine how beautiful the 3-4 foot wide slabs would look. However, short of
a helicopter, I think it will stay there to provide nourishment for the
plants that fill in around it.
The hike was mostly through the woods, although we did
get the occasional view of the
canal. After probably 45 minutes of making our way through the bush, we
arrived at our intended destination and posed for a "family
shot". Gracie actually found that golf ball while we were there.
The only thing we could think of was that someone had made one heck of a
shot from the other side of the canal. Probably a 300+ yard shot! The spot
includes a couple of little clearings along the waterway and here is a
panoramic shot from one of the clearings.
On the way back, the group got separated a bit, with Jim
and I going ahead and the other 4 taking their time. Their pace paid off, as
they were able to spot an
eagles nest up in a white pine. What was below the nest turned out to be
an even bigger find...especially for Grace. Below the nest were the bones of
the critters that had been brought to the nest for a meal. Gracie
was thrilled to find several jaw bones and even a femur. Amazing the
size creatures that those birds can hunt and bring back to their nest.
I don't know the total mileage put on in the walk, but
because just about all of it was done on no official path, just the one me
made, it was plenty long enough and we were all glad to get back to
civilization and be able to sit down for a bit! I can see us heading out to
that spot more in the future and perhaps the next time we will use the
So not a whole lot more to talk about. After a very dry
spring, we have turned wet. I am jokingly calling my brother Jim the "rainman"
as we have had rain fall almost every day since his arrival. We did need the
rain and there have been enough dry periods where it is not a negative
I'm not sure why, but this seasons blackfly crop is
another weak one. I would be lying if I said there are none, but in all of
my time spent outdoors, they have not been a real issue. In fact, I do not
believe we were even impacted by one on our walk yesterday. Hopefully that
trend will continue and they are not just waiting for us to let our guard
down and then launch the full attack!
About the only other thing I have to mention has nothing
specifically to do with the Keweenaw, me or our family. It is about
Microsoft Windows 10. I don't know how many of you had the misfortune to
have to deal with Windows 8, but it was not a good OS. Maybe for a tablet,
but not a regular computer. So when 10 came out and there was the usual talk
of bugs to be worked out and such. I have held off. The little window kept
popping up to tell me I could upgrade for free, but never hit it. Then, one
morning I had awoken to find my main work PC had been upgraded. I have no
idea how. Perhaps I hit the wrong button and told it to update overnight, or
perhaps it just decided to do it all by itself, but I was initially very
upset and terrified at the upgrade. However, it did not take long to see
that it not that different from Windows 7 and was easy to navigate and get
my usual work done. I had to buy a new laptop 2 weeks ago and it came with
Win 10 as well. I can say that I am very happy with this OS. So much so that
I have upgraded all of the machines to it (that I could for free anyway,
still have a machine running vista). I say this not to pressure anyone into
the update, but only to say that it was a very easy transition and I prefer
10 to 7. In fact, I would say that out of all the Windows editions, 10 is
the best in my opinion. It has even made a machine work better, which I was
told by an IT person that it does make some machines run better, as it can
do more, but uses less resources. So Microsoft did not pay me to say this, I
just wanted to let you all know.
Good night from the Keweenaw..
|This business directly
May 30, 2016-
Happy Memorial day and
a huge thanks to all that we honor today. Had a lot of fun with the family
today and it is getting late for this old buck, so will write tomorrow!
Good night from the Keweenaw..
May 22, 2016-
I don't a ton to say
this time around, for several reasons actually. First is that I just wrote 5
days ago and secondly, I was still not feeling too good for the whole week,
so laid pretty low. I went to see the Dr yesterday and I believe we are on
top of things. A sinus infection and maybe a touch of pneumonia, so I am on
antibiotics to help with the infections and steroids to boost my energy
enough that I can go about my business.
I guess the first order of business is the Laurium
Glacier, which melted yesterday. "Old Abe" was the winner and was
the 15th guess of nearly 60 this year. Congrats! I have to say, I was a
little worried, as I had not checked it in some time, so I nervously drove
down there on Tuesday to check the status. A
pocket of white could still be seen, so I was able to breathe a sigh of
relief. I always worry that I will completely miss the date and have to
figure something out. I think there might have been a year when it melted
overnight and I could not tell which date, so I awarded it to both dates.
Anyway, I could tell I was good for a few more days, so I skipped Wednesday
and then checked Thursday, Friday and twice on Sat. It was hanging on by a
few crystals Saturday morning and yesterday's temps in the 70's were enough
to finish it off. There are still some piled created by plows lingering in
the Calumet area. The two that stand out the most are at the Trailside
As mentioned, it was in the 70's yesterday, a huge
difference from last Saturday's snow! I'm not sure which I would have
preferred on the SxS ride, but am fine with the weather we had.
It looks like "summer-like" weather is here to
stay. We can always get the occasional chilly day or to in June, July and
even August, but as far as staying in the cold for any protracted period of
time, I think we are done. We are probably done with frost too.
Friday was "bike to work" day. Nora won't let
me ride my bike in the house, but the schools also had "bike to
school" day, so I loaded Gracie up on her bike, tossed her back pack on
her, walked her to the end of our driveway. Gave her a shove in the right
direction and told her to take a left when she got to the highway and it was
only about 7 miles to school. The highway is not too busy at that time of
the morning and the sun is up, so I figured it was ok. This is where I would
insert a comment like "I did not do that...", but Nora said it was
silly to say that, so I won't. I'll just say that I loaded her bike in the
back of the truck and drove to a quiet road that dead ends at the school and
let her ride to school
from there. Although, I think she would have been fine and probably thrilled
with riding her bike all the way from our house to school!
With the warmer weather have come the bugs. They are not
too bad so far. We have been very dry, so I think that is holding them back
some. The mosquitoes are not much of an issue at all and the black flies are
tolerable. We look to stay warm this week and get some rain, so we'll see
how that goes with things.
The warmer weather has also brought out the green in the
woods. The trees are not fully filled out yet, but are probably half way and
it is nice to see them filling out. A bare woods is fine in the autumn and
winter, but is kind of sad in the spring. I did not take any pictures of the
woods, but you can get an idea by checking out the Woods
The warmer weather has also cued up Nora and her green
thumb. She/we have gone an picked up a few things,
mainly flowers that she will be putting in planters around the house. On
Wednesday, I had to go to Marquette and while there picked up the materials
to build her the 9 above ground gardens. They will each be 3 feet by 12 feet
and two feet deep. I am using corrugated/galvanized roofing for the walls
and pressure treated 4x4's for the supports. I hope to be able to get on
them this week so that we can get some things in them. My mom and brother
got her some strawberry, raspberry and tomato plants for her birthday from a
well respected mail-order company. The strawberries and raspberries arrived
in the last week or so and need to get planted soon, so will probably go in
I guess the final bit of info to share is that I got a
call from Land O' Lakes Recreation asking if we would be up for exchanging
the 2014 camo commander for a 2016 commander in brushed aluminum paint
scheme. We were all for that, so on Friday, it arrived and they took the
camo unit back with them. I plan to get the insurance switched over tomorrow
morning and start having fun with the
new ride ASAP! They always look so good when they are brand new. I
almost hate to get it dirty....almost!
Good night from the Keweenaw..
May 17, 2016-
Ok, so I am back in
action, at least for the time being. Sorry about my absence and the
confusion with last weeks entry going missing. More on that in a bit. It is
nothing serious, just one of the latest bugs floating around up here. I have
talked to several who have already had it and Nora says it is hitting the
school pretty hard too.
Last weeks entry was actually written from beautiful
Duluth MN. We got the news that Huck did in fact blow out his knee and
needed surgery to repair it. So Sunday, he, Millie and I took off for
Duluth. He was scheduled for a 7 am surgery on Monday. The surgery went well
we were able to all go
home Wednesday. Yep, the good hold lamp shade of shame. Actually he
handled it pretty well, except bumping into the occasional piece of
furniture when we got back.
It was great to be back home. Being away from the girls
is stressful enough and then add having to get my work done on the road and
Huck having the surgery and that affair could not end too soon. Once home,
he was spoiled rotten by Nora and Gracie. Millie had the same surgery, but
Gracie was only 1 1/2 when it was done, so this was the first time that she
has seen one of them really sick. She did not miss a beat when it came to making
him feel loved and comfortable.
I did take the E-collar off and kept a close eye on him and he
did not have any interest in the incision site, so we have since been able
to keep the collar off him and give him a more normal life, including having
a rawhide with his
sister and then crashing
out. He is now 8 days post-op and will get his stitches out next Monday,
the same day that Millie gets to have her stitches out from her cut paw.
Millie will then be free to do anything she wants, while Huck will have to
take it easy for several more weeks. It is actually a 6-8 week recovery
program and we did pretty well with keeping Millie quiet during her recovery
and ended up with a dog that was 100% good in the repaired joint, so we will
do the same with Huck. I think it will be a bit easier as they were just 2
when Millie had her surgery and still wild childs. They are now over 7 years
old and do not mind laying around.
So since I wrote last weeks entry on the road, I used my
laptop. I forgot to transfer that entry to my main machine at home, so when
I did my little note Sunday, I ended up overwriting the entry of the 8th.
Several folks contacted me to make sure I was alright since as of yesterday,
there had been no journal in 2 weeks. I was able to get the file with the
entry of the 8th over to my main machine (quite the undertaking since that
laptop had its network card crash yesterday morning) and all should be back
to normal now. Plan to go to Marquette in the next few days to pick up some
of the materials for Nora's raised bed garden and will pick up a new laptop
when there. The current one is at least 8 years old, so that is pretty
miraculous for a laptop that has been all over the country and also a daily
user at home!
So the three of us just hung out and took it easy
Thursday and most of Friday and then after Nora and Gracie got back from
school on Friday, I took off with a friend to get ready for a side by side
ride (SxS) on Saturday. The ride started out from Twin Lakes at 9 am
Saturday, so it was just easier for me to shack up south of the bridge
Friday night and that is what we all did.
When we awoke Saturday morning, the ground
was coated in white from a fresh snowfall and it was also still snowing.
It did not deter any in our group, nor did it deter too many others, as it
was a huge group of folks that had gotten together for the ride. While it
was cold, we could dress for it and the up side was there were no bugs and
no dust. Just plenty of cold and mud! So my
faithful pilot and I headed south from Toivola to Twin Lakes to join the
rest of the group.
Honestly, it was quite pretty riding trough the woods and
seeing all the trees
flocked in Keweenaw Kamo. Even the
swamp areas were beautiful, although they did look more like November
As the day wore on, it kept snowing off and on, but the
suns energy, even through the clouds, was enough to melt most of the snow
that had fallen overnight and early in the morning, leaving things pretty
brown, with some specks of green. Most of the traveling was done on good
ground, but there were a
few water holes that needed to be gone around or challenged. We went
around that one, but partly because the
windshield on our "buggy" was so dirty and partly because we
felt like a challenge, we ended up challenging the next one. That turned out
to be a big mistake as the water was about 3 feet deep and ended up swamping
It was fortunate that we had some good folks behind us to
help us get the SxS back to a road where it could be picked up by trailer
and brought back. Our ride ended a few hours early, but I was OK with that.
We had already been riding for around 6 hours at that point and the thought
of getting inside and being able to take a hot shower sounded pretty good. A
very fun time with good folks and I hope to be able to take part in similar
rides in the future.
With the traveling and other down time, I really do not
have much else to write about. I suspect that the next few entries might be
somewhat brief as we will have to stick close to home while Huckie recovers.
I am so happy to see him doing so well thus far and cannot wait to be able
to let him run free on his bionic knee with his sister.
Good night from the Keweenaw..
May 15, 2016-
Caught some kind of a
nasty bug floating around up here. Hope to write soon!
Good night from the Keweenaw..
May 8, 2016-
Happy Mothers Day!
Hard to believe that the first week of May is already over. It was a pretty
busy one for me, so I guess that makes sense. Unfortunately for you, it was
mostly personal stuff that would put you to sleep, so I am not going to
share. Thus, this might be a somewhat short one...we'll see.
The weather was sure crazy this week, especially the
second half of the week. We had a very cold Wednesday and even some snow
showers hitting the pups and I in the face on our morning walk. It did not
amount to anything and was over about as fast as it started. However, as we
were walking, I was thinking about the forecast and was having a really hard
time believing that we would get close to 80 in just 2 days! As it turned
out, we did not only get close to 80, but blew right past it! The official
high at the airport was 88, a new record for the day, and the official temp
from my weather station was 90.
Those temps did away with all of the remaining snow in
our yard, even the stuff piled up from sliding off the roof. In addition to
the hot temps, the humidity was very low and there was a pretty good breeze.
Perfect conditions for a fire. I am sure that all of you have heard about
the terrible fire going on in the Ft Mc Murray area of Canada. We were not
as dry as them, but it would not have taken much at all to ignite the dead
leaves left over from the autumn. I probably worry about a fire more in the
spring when the snow has melted, but the forest has not greened up than in
the autumn. Thankfully, we did not have any fires close by and I only heard
of a few small fires that were able to be put out without much issue.
We got a tiny bit of rain Friday night, but things were
able to dry right back out on Saturday and Sunday, with loads of sunshine.
We are probably 2-3 weeks from the woods turning really green and the fire
risk dropping and not a lot of rain is seen for this week, so the concerns
will hang on.
The hot temps did instigate the first water balloon fight
of the season between Grace and I on Friday. She has a device that will fill
a balloon by putting it over a nozzle and then pumping a pump on the top. So
she got busy making a
bunch for herself and I and then we had some dinner and got ready for
She never ceases to amaze me at her zest for life. She
grabbed an armful and headed off to hide behind Nora's vehicle, then counted
down and came barreling around the back of the SUV with "guns
blazing" and a huge smile. I was ready for her with my own batch of
balloons and launched a
counter attack. I would say that the battle ended in a draw, with each
of us taking a few hits that did not actually explode on us, but did get our
shoes wet when the balloons fell to the ground and popped.
I picked up the container with the filler on it and gave
it a quick pop to shoot some water at her and she took off running, yet
taunting me. So I knew what that meant. She wanted to get soaked, but also
wanted it to be done in a challenging fashion and not just her standing
there with me shooting the water at her. So I chased her over to the swing
set and was able fire
off a few rounds. She ended up staying there and got
With all of that activity and the temp still at 90, I too
longed for a cooling off, so I
bowed before the queen and took my squirts to the head. It's hard to say
which she liked more, getting soaked herself or giving me a good soaking,
but both produced a lot of laughs.
It did cool of for Saturday, but was still a nice day,
with temps in the upper 50's and loads of sun. Poor Millie ended up stepping
on something at the end of our morning walk on Saturday and cut one of the
pads on her left front paw a bit and also cut her wrist on the same paw. The
cut on her wrist was quite the bleeder and we ended up having to take her to
the vet to get it stopped. They were able to do that and she is now sporting
a little bandage over
her wound. She is getting around just fine, although the Dr did want her
to take it easy for the first week and to not get it wet until the stitches
come out in two weeks, so we will be a little on the down low for a bit.
Gracie had her spring piano recital on Saturday, but I
had to miss it to make sure that Millie did not mess with her wound. Millie
ended up being really good and has been so since, but I did not want to take
the chance. The way that thing was bleeding, had she pulled off the bandage
and done a self removal of her stitches, she would not have lasted too long.
Nora did take some
pictures and video of Gracie's recital, so I did not completely miss
things. I had to take years of piano when I was young, but have since
forgotten EVERYTHING! So Gracie knows a lot more than me and thinks it's
pretty cool that she knows more and is better at something that her dad. Her
dad thinks so too!
Well, I guess that will cover it for this one. Strange to
think we will be half way done with May by the time I write next!
Good night from the Keweenaw..
May 1, 2016-
Welcome to May! This
is the month where we in the UP really say good bye to winter. April is the
transition month and even though we can sometimes get an inch or so of snow
in May, it is far from what we would call a snowy month. Whereas April can
serve up some doozies in the snow department!
We did not have a doozie this April, but the first 3 days
of the month provided us with 12.5" of snow and the first 6 with 15.
This past Monday night we also had some snow. Monday itself was about as
miserable a day as you can have, with temps holding in the mid 30's all day,
a pretty steady rain and winds out of the east at 20-35 mph. By the late
afternoon, some sleet mixed in and then about 5 minutes later, it changed to
snow. We did not pick up much, but enough did fall to whiten
the ground in spots. That picture was taken as the pups and I were
finishing up our morning walk on Tuesday.
Tuesday itself was a pretty nice day. A bit cool, but
quite a bit of sunshine. We were then rewarded for getting through Monday
with lots of sun and OK temps the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Highs warmed from the 40's early in the week to the 50's by the end of the
week and today it hit 62. Pretty much perfect for me for this time of the
year...if you ask me for my opinion!
With the weather in pretty decent shape Tuesday, the
whole family went on another adventure. This time to check out some of the
waterfalls. Seeing as though we did not have a lot of time, we chose those
that could be viewed by car or a short walk from where we park the car.
There are plenty more that require getting deeper into the woods, but did
not want to do that with the sun not far from setting.
Our first stop of the evening was at "10 Foot".
It is not a very well known spot and is kind of finicky. When the water is
really high, the falls disappear and when the water is running very low,
they almost dry up. So one needs to catch them past high water, but before
the summer slumber for the rivers and creeks up here. The rain on Monday had
the river still flowing a bit too hard, but it was an
impressive sight none the less.
A little further down stream, the river goes over a much
more impressive fall. I probably provide more pictures of the
Eagle River Falls than all others, mainly because they are so easy to
see and are pretty dramatic to boot! The next set of falls is even easier to
see, you do not even need to get out of the car. As I proved when I took this
shot of the Jacobs Creek Falls.
The next set of falls required a bit more driving to get
to. There is a short cut one can make, but we ended up having to turn around
as the snow was still too deep on the Delaware Shortcut Rd, which is a
seasonal road and not plowed. We actually made it past the spot where this
photo was taken. Up a bit more, the snow was still around 1.5 feet deep
and there was also a bit of an uphill climb and Nora's SUV just did not want
to make it through. We were able to back out, turn around and get back to
the main highway.
One on the highway, we made good time up the spine of the
Keweenaw and then down to Lac La Belle where the
Haven Falls were waiting for us. I wonder how many of you spotted Grace
in that last shot. If you did not, here is a
hint for you before you go back and look again. After exploring the
falls and before heading home, Nora snapped a shot of Gracie
and I standing on the bridge over the creek that forms the Haven Falls.
The skies were nice and clear on Wednesday and after
encountering the snow north of us in the Keweenaw, I went to the MODIS
satellite imagery page and downloaded an image of Lake Superior and the
immediate area to see where there was still some snow. The snow that we
encountered Tuesday stood out quiet well near the tip of the peninsula.
There was also an area of snow still lingering in the South Range to Donken
area south of Houghton. There was also a tiny bit of snowcover still in the
higher terrain of eastern Baraga county as well as in spots of the Porkies. The
rest of the UP was snow free.
There was enough still hanging on up in the northern part
of the peninsula that one could have taken a ride if they wanted. I was half
tempted to on Wednesday, but the regular duties of the day got in the way
and the opportunity passed. I doubt that there is enough snow to take a real
ride now, as the snow that lingers in our yard has been going pretty
steadily all week.
What I believe is the last area in the UP and most likely
the entire Midwest, maybe even east of the Rockies, to shed its snow is what
I call the Laurium Glacier. It is a naturally forming snowdrift on M-26 just
south of Laurium. I had the opportunity to go past it yesterday evening and
it was still hanging
pretty tough. I would say that it still has around 2 weeks to go. After
our morning walk was completed, I snapped this
bit of snow that still hangs out in our yard. It is also naturally
occurring, but is in a pretty shaded spot, so hang on longer than most of
There are still some areas of snow left from where Big
Red tossed it all winter and there are also piles of snow left from where it
slid off the roofs and got deep, otherwise, our yard and woods are clear of
snow and there is even some greening of the grass.
With baseball season rapidly approaching (first game is
next week), this afternoon was a perfect time to grab the old ball and glove
and play come catch with Gracie. Nora did it yesterday and then became the
photographer as Gracie and I played catch. I do not know when she learned to
throw the ball better since last summer, but she really has
some great form now. Her concentration
while catching the ball is also very good and she was successful in
about 35% of her attempts, while the
others do not turn out so well!
Every year it seems like we have a pair of robins build a
nest and raise some babies. Last year I think they even managed to have two
rounds of babies. The nest went up this past week and this afternoon it
looked like Momma was either laying eggs, keeping them warm or just
practicing! No matter what process was going on, Nora snapped a
shot of her.
I spent some time this week working on Gracie's new bed
and have progressed far enough that I figured I could share
a picture of it with you all so you can get the idea. I probably would
have been done with it already, but I am actually building it in a manner in
which it can be broken down into many pieces, carried up into her room and
then re-assembled. All that needs to be done as far as construction goes is
to build the door, the ladder and do some trim work. Then Grace and Nora
will take to painting it up all nice and special. I have also built it so
that in a few years when the fort on the bottom is no longer fun, I can
remove the exterior walls and we can put a desk and chair in there for her
do so her school work and such.
So I think that just about covers it for this one. We did
have our season ending party for the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club last night.
They have been selling tickets for a 8 foot barrel sauna for the past 4-5
months and the winning ticket was pulled for it last night. I forget the
name of the person who one, but I do remember they are from White Pine MI.
They have also been contacted. The sauna raffle and another raffle helped to
raise money for a new groomer barn for our club. We are probably another 2-3
years away from having the funds to construct one, but it is nice to be
moving in that direction and I would like to thank any of you that bought
tickets. The persons in charge did not want to complicate things in this
first year by having on-line ticket sales, but that will happen from here on
out and I will be sure to make any announcements. Without anything else, I
guess this meeting is adjourned!
Good night from the Keweenaw..