Fall at the Lake

Well, the leaves are turning and it is much cooler here at Loon Lake. It is also very quiet, with little activity as most camps have been closed up for the season. This is one of my favorite times of year to be up at the Lake.

We don’t close up our camp, as we are here year-round. We do prepare for Winter, however. Outside water has been shut off, summer cold air-intakes sealed off, next year’s wood supply ordered. I will probably pull the Whaler over the next couple of days– the dock and jonboat will stay in ’til mid November.

Early goose season ended this week. No luck this year, but I did not give it my best effort. On the other hand, early duck season starts next Saturday. I will put the finishing touches on my blinds later today. Just scheduled my annual duck hunting trip to the St. Lawrence with a couple of close friends.

I am taking a woodworking course at the high school shop over the next 6 weeks. I think my project will be to make a wooded door insert for the pizza oven, to seal it off tighter when it is not in use. I am not handy, so this will be an interesting challenge.

Walking the dogs earlier today, we experienced dueling owls, hooting at each other. Close by, and loud. Very nice.

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