Ottertail Country

Ottertail Country
Ottertail South

January 30, 2008

Winter, weather and snowshoes....

Do you remember the 'big snow' late in December? It left us with ample white powder aroung the Ottertail Compound. Most snow I've seen around the deck in years....

The Lodge always looks nice with some snow on and around it.

This is looking Northwest from the edge of the clearing.

We got some nice trails established across the fields and through a series of logging roads. What a sight with all the snow all over everything!

Some steep hills back there,

some wild looking trees,

and the beast of the Ottertail Woods.

Lots of deer and turkeys visit the lodge during fall and winter. They have some solid trails heading in from the woods and pack the snow down around the lodge.

Peggy really likes to tromp around the woods and the weather was cold but not windy. Really nice to spend some time in the woods.

Here's one of my favorite spots.....

Heading back to the lodge, where the stove is hot and the front room will be toasty.

The lodge and all the surrounding sights and scenery are equally as nice in the winter as they are in summer and fall, just different.

The Lodge is alway open to visitors, just let us know a little ahead of time to insure a warm bunkhouse....

I gotta go, Carlo

January 24, 2008

Late post.... it's Christmas!

Wow, I guess I took a nap for a while!!

Oh, well.... here goes. Santa showed up at Donna's house this year. I was napping in the other room so I missed him.

Bryn must have been a good girl this year, cause Santa filled her stocking with a ton of good things. She was totally thrilled with the whole thing.... I think.

Peg and her mom, Donna, looked on with approval.

Philip seemed more interested in the stocking than Santa. Now that's a concentration look, no?

Billy Bob and Cletus showed up again this year. It wouldn't be Christmas without those two.

Looks like Rosie must have been watching her behavior this year, too. She got a good batch of 'stuff' as well.

Seems like R & B usually end up snoozing like this on Christmas Eve. This year Weston's girlfriend, Josie, conked out too.

Here's another one of those wonderful optical illusion sidewalk chalk drawings by Julian Beever. He's a real scrooge, thowing that kid down into that pit.....