Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day before New Years Eve

Photo of Larry and Syl's tree.

No weather today :-) It is 26F (-3.33C) at the current time.

The hot tub is not open yet in case you are wondering.

The road to the back is open. No snow, no wind, nothing. Boring weather.

Email me if you want any information, weather, events, photo of your site, etc. ... or just post a comment to the last message.

Cold today

Weather is cold today, down to 9F (-12.77C). Time to put on mittens. A bit of snow last night, about an inch, and windy. The roads are still clear. The lake thawed last week during the rainy days so it will take a while to freeze again. I wonder if any crazy people will be breaking the ice and swimming on January 1 this year. A few people braved the lake last year.

Temperature right now (midnight) is 19.4F (-7C).

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Chrismoose

From one of the Park members :-)

No Snow

(Photo of Christmas lights at night)

Lots of snow all over the USA and Canada but NOT HERE! Temperature is 36F (2.22C). Snow is melting, no rain today but plenty of sun. Still a bit icy but that will probably disappear in a few hours.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Raining today

It has been raining for a few days and is still raining. The snow is almost gone, the lake has melted and there is only a thin layer of ice on it (a thin layer of ice is on the roads too). It's 40F (4.44C). Nice walking weather, probably muddy.

The road to the back is still open, for now. If it closes, I'll let you know.

Christmas ...

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings! Hope you had a good one as this is one day late.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Same as yesterday.

Photo of Heron beside lake... stalking frogs.

Still no snow. Temperature is 27F (-2.77C). The snow that is on the ground is melting so... it may be a GREEN Christmas, sort of.

Hot tub update from the OFFICIAL Bare Oaks Blog (for the complete story go here:

The hot tub is finally working. There have been many, many small issues: a week's delay because of the heater needing service, 2 weeks' delay to diagnose and repair a faulty electrical panel, 2 weeks to replace a brand new relay that failed, (special parts that must be ordered can take weeks to arrive) another week's delay to replace hoses that were too short, and more.

But... it's not open yet. As a commercial facility, the new hot tub has to be approved by the department of health.

As well, the room hasn't been completely repaired and cleaned up. The windows have been replaced and the floor needs to be finished/redone. But if you don't mind the mess, the hot tub will be open to regular use as soon as it is approved.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunny again today

Sunny again today. This photo was taken yesterday (thanks Sandy). A good day to go snowshoeing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

No weather

There has been no weather today... except for the sunny bits. Temperature is 12F ( OR MINUS 11 C ) There you go Kim!!

For inquiring minds... the hot tub is not working yet.

Above is a scenic photo from 2003. If you would like to see any photos, email me.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

No snow...

It's 32F here on Sunday morning. Birds are hungry. Only a few inches of snow still on the ground so the skiing would not be good. Snowshoeing would be better. The lake is still not frozen solid so ice skating is not an option. Sun is out. Lovely day for a nice walk.

Friday, December 18, 2009


7F this morning, it is now 17F. Still cold. The mice are running around under the snow outside. Many many birds have arrived. I would upload a photo of the birds but my camera seems to be in someone's car. So today we will have a photo of a place I'd rather be. This photo was taken at Magic Circle in Arizona... Dave and Judy's place. It's in the 70'sF. Not much snow there... or grass... or trees :-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


It snowed today. Fluffy snow. Almost time for cross country skiing. Temperature is 23F.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No snow

It rained most of yesterday. Freezing rain on top of a layer of snow made walking a bit tricky. Today it is at the freezing mark. No rain, no snow. Ho hum. Boring.

Has everyone got their Christmas shopping done?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rain... and snow

It rained last night for a while, then it turned to freezing rain, and then to snow. The temperature is around 36F so ... it is fairly warm.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Warming up

A new pump was purchased Friday and the water was back on last night at 10:30 pm. 26 hours later. The last pump was 8 years old so it had a very good run.

Warmer today, 40 degrees at one point, less wind.

Christmas decorations are beginning to show up around the circle.

If you are thinking of coming up to cross country skii.. FORGET IT. There is very little snow and mostly ice as the snow we did have ... melted and froze again.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Water water everywhere...

The water is off in the park. The pump died last night (Thursday) at 8:30pm ... hopefully it will be back on tonight (Friday). It's 15F outside... very very cold. No more snow though. The lake is freezing up.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Let it snow... let it snow... let it snow...

As predicted (shocked look)... we actually got about 8cm (or 3 inches) of snow last night. It was very very wet and heavy snow. The roads have been plowed, thanks to Larry. It is warming up ... the outside temperature is around 35 F. I will upload a photo if I can figure out how to do it...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Storm Warning

Tuesday: According to the weather people, there is a winter storm watch with up to 8cm of snow. Not sure what that is but it sounds like a lot :-)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dusting of Snow

Monday December 7: There's a thin dusting of snow now, just on the ice. The lawns are still green, but it's now cold....

Ice on the Lake

Sunday December 6: The lake froze over for the first time this winter. Very thin, clear ice.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday, December 5

Temperature is 34.8F. No snow. No rain. Lawn is green. Moose just went for a walk. Lots of people walking around the park.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3 - 11:30pm

Temperature is 35.2F (convert it to Centigrade yourself). :-)
No snow yet.