Stanley's Blog

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Trying out the ice

With a samll patch of open water in the center of the lake, we ventured along the shore for a little bit of skating and hockey. The ice wasn't too bad, with a few bumpy spots. The kids had a great time, and even Chantal got in on the hockey game.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Starting to make ice

The nights are getting colder as we move to the end of November. While much of the lake is frozen for over a week now, the deeper west arm is still open for the most part, with only the shallow bays being frozen right now. All it could take is one really cold and calm night, and we would have a thick enough layer of ice to hold up to the daytime winds, and then it would be totally frozen. Give it another 2 weeks after that, and then it would be time to get the ice skates and hockey sticks out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

GST Refunds

Many of you are inquiring about the status of you GST refund. The applications were all sent to Revenue Canada's processing branch. It's hard to say when they will get to processing them, but I would expect that you would hear from them sometime in the New Year.

Deer Hunts

We'll we have just completed the last of our deer hunts for 2008. It was a different season compared to the past. We were surrounded by warm weather which pushed the rut back into mid November. The larger buck were not moving as they normally have, and just when the rut was starting to heat up, most of the hunters we heading home.

We did have an opportunity to see and shoot several quality animals though. We were joined by a film crew from Hardcore Pursuit for one week, and were able to film several animals and take two nice bucks. All the fotage will be compiled into a show that will be aired in 2009. We will advise when and where you will be able to see it. The buck pictured is one that we got while filming the show. It had a 21 1/2" inside spread.