Friday August 26th, 2016

Greetings and welcome!

This weekend’s big event is the Marinette Co Fair in Wausaukee. It started Thursday, and runs through the weekend. The fairgrounds is off of 141 in Wausaukee on the road by the BP gas station.

The weather forecast is for some rain Saturday and a nice day Sunday. We had the same forecast last weekend and it sure did rain Saturday. As a result the whitewater rivers are well into the fun zone and fire danger is down.

The road construction in Wausaukee made big progress last week. They now have northbound traffic running on the right side of the road, and they are making progress on the southbound lanes. Hwy C between A and Deer Lake Rd got a new layer of asphalt this week. Presumably they will finish the paving today.

Next weekend is Labor Day weekend. Where did the summer go?

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!

RJB

Wednesday 8/17/2016

Greetings and welcome!

The forecast for the weekend has changed in the past few days. At one point we were looking at rain Thursday and Friday, and a nice but cool Saturday and Sunday. Sunday still looks nice.

When I was looking at the forecast model getting ready for my update tonight I saw the Fri-Sat storm and thought that if it were winter, I’d be pretty excited right now. It is a good sized southern storm with a near-perfect path to put us in the heavy precip and a good amount of moisture to work with. I’d also be a little skeptical of the 1-2″ rain (1-2 feet of snow..) and perfect storm path three days out on the forecast.

Like big winter storms there is cold air following this storm. We will be going from mid-80s Friday to upper 60s Saturday. That is a pretty big contrast. Right now it looks like a cool and wet Friday and Saturday and a nice day Sunday.

Last week I spotted my first ferns and underbrush beginning to die off. It won’t be long before we see the first splashes of color.

Critter sightings were pretty typical this week with lots of turkeys and deer, especially after this morning’s rain. The highlight of the week was when what I think was a barred owl swooped down and grabbed some dinner right in front of the car. I was going pretty slow and got a good show.

The wasp hunt.. Yesterday I was walking around the house and sheds looking to see where the paper wasps were setting up their nests this year. Usually I get at least two big nests every year, and the eaves of the work shed and wood shed are favorite locations. There is one in the work shed at about chest level, but it is small.

The fact that the one that I did find is so low has me a little nervous about stuff like opening the hood on the tractor or plow truck. I expect to have at least two big nests, I just haven’t found them yet.

Here are some events for the weekend.. (Thanks Chris!)

Aug. 20
5th Annual Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club fundraiser
Animal’s Bear Trail Inn, Mountain – noon to 6pm
Raffles, food & beverages – All proceeds from this event will go toward maintaining current ATV trails/routes and creating new ATV trails/routes in the townships of Doty, Riverview and Lakewood in Oconto County

August 20
10th Annual Open Bass Tournament Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Tournament Headquarters at The Hawk (formerly Mohawk Resort) on Lake Noquebay – $100 per boat, 2 man boats
5:00am Boat Check, 5:30am Pre-tournament Meeting, tournament from 6:00am – 2:00pm Sharp.
For more information, Call Darrell at 715-927-1219

Aug. 21, 2016
St. Mary’s of the Lake 19th Annual Parish Picnic
Outdoor Polka Mass. Food, Refreshments, Booyah. Polka Music. Bucket, Cash, Meat Raffles. Kids games.
All are welcome. – More Information

Aug. 25-28
Marinette County FairCounty Fair Grounds, Wausaukee
Demoliton derbies, horse, truck and tractor pulls, animal judging, exhibits, bands, family entertainment and carnival

Sept. 3
Crooked Lake Fire Department Annual Breakfast.

Sept. 3
10th Annual Red Arrow Corn Roast and ATV/UTV Parade
at Old Town Hall Bar and Restaurant, 17767 HWY 32, Downtown Townsend
Parade starts at 10:30AM from Red Arrow Clubhouse to Corn Roast.
Corn Roast from 11AM till ??. Food & Beverages, Free Sweet Corn, Meat Raffles, DJ, Music.

Sept. 3
5th Annual Lake Noquebay Musky Tournament
Tournament Headquarters at The Hawk (formerly Mohawk Resort) on Lake Noquebay – $75 per boat, 2 man boats
5:00am Boat Check, 5:30am Pre-tournament Meeting, tournament from 6:00am – 2:00pm Sharp.
For more information, Call Darrell at 715-927-1219

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!

RJB