After countless loads of laundry over the past several days, we have nearly finished all of the spring laundry for the cabins. Every spring, we strip the cabins of all the linens (quilts, mattress pads, blankets, etc.) and give them a fresh wash. The quilts get hung in the sunshine to dry in the breeze. It’s a beautiful sight to look out and see all of the handmade quilts that Mary has made over the years. Liz is hoping to finish her first set of homemade quilts and hang them alongside the rest next spring!
Sunday wasn’t the warmest day we have had this spring, but it felt great to get out and spend some time outside as a family. We packed up a quick tin foil dinner and headed over to my parents “farm” that is about 15 minutes away. The farm isn’t a working farm anymore, but is an old farmstead that my parents own about 75 acres on. It’s a unique piece of property that contains fields and several different types of woods, including the dense pines that you see in the picture. Our family enjoys hiking and hunting on the land when we get the chance. Notice that Liz is getting prepped for summer with her s’more!
Having a never-ending project list is one of my favorite parts of resort life! We have jumped headfirst into several of them, and I recently took full advantage of my brother Nate being home for the weekend. We worked on replacing the water heater for the three lodge units and installed a new water softening system for the lodge. There has been more than one occurrence that Liz has asked, “do you have any idea what time it is?” Time flies when you’re having fun!
The cracked corn was piled high in the squirrel feeder this morning and Mabel paused during her play to watch the squirrels fill their cheeks with the feed. We have a slew of squirrels that skitter around the yard and up and down the trees that we enjoy watching. It is especially entertaining when they try to eat out of the squirrel-proof feeder which has perches that collapse under their weight.
Ryan enjoyed a brisk morning ski on fresh snow! The couple inches of hard-packed snow on the lake have been great for skate skiing, but there haven’t been many opportunities for traditional skiing this winter with the lack of fresh snow. It was a welcome sight yesterday when the flakes stared coming down. It was below zero this morning, but the wind whipped snow on the lake was beautiful, especially with a couple of sun dogs to top it all off.