For those you don't live in my neck of the woods - a sure sign of spring is the ice going off the lake. This of course requires warmer temps hopefully without wind. Lots of ice had melted and so much more water was showing with a thin layer of ice out in the middle of the lake. Well wouldn't ya know the wind kicked up one day and when this happens it moves the ice onto shore and nothing and I mean nothing stops it
that looks like snow but it's pure ice that was pushed onto shore. Those 2 wooden posts there are the electrical connections we use for our sprinkler system and boat lifts - those are pushed down further than when I took this picture. If you look at our neighbors dock you can see it's a bit twisted on the one end. Ice was still probably 4 to 5 inches thick at this point - here's going down the other side of the beach
Now 2 days later which brought us to yesterday - the wind had shifted and again moved the ice that was left in the middle of the lake down the beach from us. I wish I had taken my camera on our walk yesterday because it was worse than what we had - probably a good 5 ft high ice walls on the beach. But what happened we think is that it took the nesting area for several area geese and ducks out - covering their nests and eggs with ice. This has confused the geese because they've been camping out in front of our place on a floating piece of ice or floating in the open water - those dots in the background are more ducks and geese (hard to get a good shot). We think they just don't know what to do - so they float
Last night we figured we had about 30 of them in our area. This is their favorite spot that they nest in every spring and since we've been here starting with the cabin we've never seen this happen. So I think they are just hanging around our spot looking over at their nesting spot waiting for the ice to thaw and check out the eggs. Now I'm not a fan of those geese and the business that they leave behind - smelly and gross - but I did hate to think that their eggs are probably destroyed. Some things are just so out of our control.
Not much else new going on around here. Tomorrow is woolies and I look forward to sharing some show and tell.
Until Next Time