Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sled Dog Race Weekend!

This weekend is the annual Sled Dog Race. Will be warmer this year then past years. In the past it has been sub-zero. Not sure if the dogs like the warmer weather or don't care as they are creating heat pulling that sled? They seem to love running and don't look to be bothered by much.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Feeding time is late, locals of the woods upset.

The residents of the woods know their feeding time and are not happy. They are giving the stare toward the house to say, HEY where are you??? We are hungry and it's darn cold out here. Before we bed down for the night we need some fuel to help keep our bodies warm.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Feeding Time!

The friends of the woods must enjoy an easy meal compared to digging in deep snow and chewing on bark. Winter is harsh and while they adapt it does seem kind to offer some help. The controversy of feeding is still around with many pro and cons, but as of yet it’s not illegal to feed in the Northland. They become very tame and trusting after some time.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

More then one way to fly!

Try some ski flying! When ice conditions are right you can fly a kite and get pulled at high speed.

Watch out for ice fisherman! Has to be quite a feeling when you get a good gust of wind.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Another visitor!

The mystery of the black squirrel. There are myths that you can't hunt them.

Some believe they are meaner then others. Or that they can be only found in the north.

But the truth is it's just a Grey squirrel with a dye job. But it seems they are more common in the north. I've yet to see one south of Portage Wisconsin line.

Friday, January 23, 2009

King of the world!

Or at least king of Chequamegon Bay. This little guy thinks he is a Eagle with that big bay before him. He has no fear at all because he knows he is just that fast. I don't know how many sunflower seeds a chickadee requires each day to keep moving but he is always ready for more.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Check your car insurance policy!

The ice road is about to open and a few may have ventured out but as of yet there is this sign posted. I'm not sure what your insurance man would think of taking the family Buick out on Lake Superior but I'm guessing it's not covered. I believe it's the only ice road in Wisconsin?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How does Mr. Red keep warm?

He has to get out and feed his furnace! Red Squirrels have extremely high metabolic rates in winter in order to keep warm. When extreme sub zero cold comes they stay in their nests longer and venture out for food when it's warmer. If they are lucky like this fuzzy fellow they have a well stocked feeder nearby.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Colorful Towing

Just north of Washburn on the way to Bayfield is Ron's Auto Repair.Each holiday season he puts out a wonderful display of a antique tow truck and what I think is a 55 Chevy car being towed all decorated in Christmas lights.

It's a wonderful display that is better then any sign that a business could use.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Some people own dogs..........

Others speak to the friends in the woods.

A little whistle and a sunflower seed goes a long way to this little buddy in the sub zero weather.

Mr. Chickadee will come on call.
The deer are on a speaking basis as well..............

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to the Bayfield Wisconsin Homepage Blog

I'll update with things of interest and photos on a regular basis. Currently the ice road is about to open but as of yet the windsled is still running.
The Ice Caves are not yet safe and on the website you can find the number to call for updates.

Snow levels are about 20 inches on the ground. X-Country trails are excellent.
Conditions are excellent at Mt. AshWaBay and they are running their new chairlift.
See the link on the website for ski conditions.

Thanks for visiting!