Did they just say they didn't see any wildlife?
Cute couple sat at my breakfast table and replied they "did not see any wildlife". I turned and noticed
that the bird feederrs had chakedees and hummingbirds , the loons with their twin chicks were out in front of our dock.
Smirking, I just kept it to myself. A couple minutes later one of them said " We did see a moose and a calf
just down the road". OK I would call that some major wildlife!
A busy week.
Well its been a very busy week here at My Lake Home. Our guests have all had a great time. They have seen bears,
loons,grosebeaks, skunks and more. Some have gone golfing, hiking, biking, paddleboating and exploring. Others
have taken advantage of the quiet and had our lakeside massage while listening to the loons. The whole week felt like weekend
The biggest black bear they ever saw!
It's reallly great when your guests get that bonus of seeing some wildlife. Most of them are happy with seeing the
deer, loons, ducks, eagles and birds but yesterday one couple staying with us said they saw the biggest black bear they ever
saw in their life. Thats cool! Lyle has seen 2 bears and I have seen 1 so far this year.
the ladyslippers are blooming
The start of the ladyslipper season is upon us...
Make your plans to visit in June to see this spectacular "Showy"
Don't miss the Ladyslipper Festival on where else but the Ladyslipper byway June 23rd-24th. See my Festival page
for more info.
This lil guy seems very interested in what we are doing, everyday on our walk he greets us. I figured he wouldn't
show up when I brought the camera, but there he was to say HELLO!
As we sadly watch the yellow Ladyslippers wilt in the sun we have a new and exciting awakening. Our Minnesota state
flower the Showy Ladyslipper is beginning to make her appearance. The Showys will be blooming for the next 4 weeks here
in the northland.
The Gardens all in!
This year my garden has doubled in size and I can't believe its all in before June 1st. Yesterday I spent
all morning gingerly planting my seed grown tomatoes, all 50 of them survived the transition. These seeds were started
indoors in April along with peppers, which I don't put out until mid June. I put up a sheet fence on the sun side
to protect them from the all day sun on their first day in the garden. Then I spent a couple hours making cakes and
fondant for a baby shower cake for my sister in law. Then off to the garden again to get my sweet potatoes in.
Sweet potatoes in northen MN? Yes we can grow them up here but you have to warm the soil with plack plastic. I mound
the sandy soil, leave it covered with black plastic for a month before planting, then poke wholes in the plastic to plant.
I bury buckets with holes amongst the garden for watering. This year i planted 45 sweet potatoes, yumyum and so good
for you too. They will last all winter in my wine cellar.