Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No More Winter Blues!


Ike                                      Bear
Things were getting pretty boring around here without the snow to play in. So to pass the time, I made the dogs pose pretty for pictures. Neither one of them seemed too pleased to be my entertainment.

BUT THEN WE GOT SNOW!!! 

Just about everyday we've received 2-3 inches and it is once again gorgeous! Hulbert, Paradise, and the Soo also got hit hard. Yes, it has been very cold -- expecting 12 below tonight, but if we dress warm in many layers, we can still enjoy outdoor winter activities.

Our son and his girlfriend drove up and over through Wisconsin for the long weekend, and we packed quite a bit into the few days we had to spend together.


Lindsey & Riley

They did some snowmobiling in the area Saturday morning, then we all got into the truck and headed to the restaurant in Hulbert to show Lindsey where they feed the deer.


We were able to get a seat by the window and ordered lunch. This little guy/girl came over to check the corn trough which is right under the window and was empty. So then it decided to check out what we were eating.


There was plenty of hay, but the deer prefer corn.


Soon the trough was filled and the deer cautiously emerged from the woods...


...and gobbled it up.





It was AMAZING, and as the corn disappeared, the deer scattered, returning with full stomachs to their spots in the woods to take a nap. So we returned home, packed up some munchies and the dogs, and headed to the log cabin down by the river.



Ready to go!


The cabin wasn't rented for the weekend, so we took advantage of that and built us a bonfire by the river.




It has been so cold the river is freezing but still beautiful.



Ike by the river...It snowed most of the time! Steve and Riley ended up grooming Saturday night and didn't get back home until 3:30 a.m.


We received even more snow overnight, so Sunday afternoon Steve plowed out the neighbor's and the groomer barn driveway, while we strapped on our snow shoes and went for a walk. Dogs, too!


I had a little trouble keeping up with the young folk. 
(I COULD blame it on the fact I was taking pictures, but that wouldn't be the truth.)


Just a fantastic day with all the fresh snowfall and blue skies. 


It was so nice to finally have the snow back to go snowshoeing, Steve and I went yesterday, too.


It was such a fun weekend with these two!


The dogs enjoyed spending time with them, too!
They LOVE company!


One last picture to show you all the snowfall. 
I've been knocking the snow off the feeders so the birds can get to the seed, but the snow keeps piling up!

We're NOT complaining!



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