My Lake Home! 
Kathryn & Lyle Wallentine
Squaw Lake, MN. 56681


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The lake is good for skating right now, no snow and fairly smooth ice.  The Thanksgiving guests had a great time.  The weather was nice and the food was delicious!


Kolaches are a big part of my family tradition and every family get together.  They are a sweet bread dough filled with apricots and prunes cooked down to a paste with sugar and cinnamin.  They are very tricky to make and they take a good part of a whole day to make.  I am lucky enough to have a warming drawer so that speeds up the raising time for me.  My mother makes hers more bready, but I adjust mine to a softer dough as I like the kolaches very soft and not over baked.  I also have one secret ingredient I add to my dough which makes them to die for!  I usually make 8 dozen at a time and serve them to family & guests.  It really surprises me how many of my guests know about them and love them.  When I put a pastry display on the table for my guests there are never any kolaches left in the basket.  Yum Yum!


Clearing the ski trails
I have been issued a permit to groom & maintain the ski trails.  A group of us went out on Sunday and cleared down trees while I mowed the entire area.  We cleaned up 2 trails that we didn't ski much last year because of the thick brush with lots of snow.  I'm hoping I get thru with the groomer now, that will make a big difference.  Before it was non-motorized we could never get through there with the groomer.  It really helped having those extra hands, Helens brusher and lots of clippers.  We spent 3 hours out there on Sunday & I have already spent many hours out there before & after Sunday.  The trails are looking pretty good and I'm very excited for the snow to come so we can try it out.

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Lyle and Kathryn owned and operated a Minnesota Resort for 11 years prior to building this unique home.  Together they designed, built and created all the unique features in this exquisite round home built in 2007.  They added the tree house in the spring of 2015.
This area is important to them as Kathryn grew up in these woods and so did her father and grandfather.

 Lyle owns a cabinet and construction Business.
 Living in the Chippewa is a dream come true as both enjoy the lake and woods and all the activities they provide.  Both love to hunt & fish and take pride in the home and property.  Kathryn has a variety of gardens and really loves the out doors and tending to them.  Another passion is caring for and grooming the ski trails, it takes a lot of hard work but is well worth the time spent.  If the temperature is above 0 Kathryn can be found on her ski trails everyday in the winter. Caring for every aspect of the property is what drives her and puts her in her element.