Between Christmas and New Years we had some snowy weather. Peggy and I had made some snowshoe trails around Ottertail country and we were getting ready for a visit from the city.
We had some cold, still days in late December, evidenced by the straight-up plume of smoke from the "boiler"....
They finally made it up to the lonely wilds of Northern Wisconsin. They certainly look like they are ready for anything, hey?
Sarah was back from LA, hoping for a snow covered Wisconsin for Christmas. She got her wish and them some. Big snowstorm just as she was heading to Wausau from California.
Pete found a Miller High Life in a "camouflage" can and thought that was just right for the Northern trip.
Even though he was officially "off duty", he was on the phone a couple of times that day taking care of some brewing issues for the Great Dane in Wausau. You may remember Pete from my post about brewing at the Dane... He is in charge of keeping the kegs full.
Rosie always enjoys getting out in the woods of the Ottertail, and was quite involved in the construction of the Lodge about 12 years ago. Without the help of Rose and Bryn, it would have taken a lot longer to get that building done.
All righty, then, we're ready to head out! Pete and Sarah have not been on snowshoes before, so this could be interesting. Rosie kind of grew up on snowshoes......
In fact, here we are putting bindings on her first pair of snowshoes. She's about four years old, I'm guessing.
Anyway, here they are starting into the Ottertail woods.
After we got back, they were not looking all that peppy anymore! Peggy had some good chili for lunch and some apple pie for desert. The crew looked a little better after that.....
Rosie also grew up learning the shooting arts. Started out with .22 rifles when Rose and Bryn were young, progressing up to the .45 auto and .44mag..... everyone took a turn with a few different guns and I decided to film Rose's turn with the 45. Oh, yeah....
Another enjoyable adventure at Ottertail Lodge. Give a call if you want to plan an adventure here, any time of year!!!
I gotta go, Carlo