Sunday, March 28, 2010

Good News...

Well, I have some good news and I have some bad news. The Good news is that the winds have been blowing the ice off the lake at a phenomenal speed.

The bad news is that it has been blowing it this way!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Fishing?

So far our 'official' (so long as the weather co-operates) opening date for the RV sites is April 10. We have been receiving lots of phone calls from eager fishermen who are just itching to get out fishing, and the number one question on everyone's mind right now is, 'When will the ice be off the lake?'

I just checked Environment Canada's website, and this is their forcast for the next few days:

Tonight: Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening. Low plus 5.

Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

Friday night: Cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Low plus 3.

Saturday: Cloudy. High 12.

Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 10.

Monday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low zero. High 9.

Tuesday: Cloudy. Low minus 1. High 10.

Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 2. High 10.

My guess is that with the rain and warmer evening temperatures that the ice on Dragon Lake will not be long for this world.

Keep an eye on our webcam to see the ice disapear from your favourite fishing spot. Who knows, maybe you'll even see a trout jump in the next few weeks!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Never a Good Thing

So, I've been thinking...

I would like an aviary for our little bird. I do not like birds and find them particularly scary out in the open. (This is due in a large part to watching Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie, 'The Birds' and then being attacked by an army of crows).

Although I do not like birds, I ended up with one from my children. And, scary as they can be out in the open, it is even more sad to see them in a cage. He has a very large cage as it is, but I think he might need to have an outdoor aviary built for him so he can be in it on summer days. He should also have a few friends that aren't plastic.

So, unfortunately for Keith, my $10 bird is going to turn into about $200 in materials, hours of his time (What? You didn't think I could build it, did you?), and almost every ounce of patience he has left.

I shall add it to the rather lengthy list of projects that I've thought of this winter. -R

Monday, March 15, 2010

Not as Smart as I Think I Am

Alright, as much as this pains me to admit... there is something that I don't know. Normally if there is something I don't know, I like to say it is because I don't want to know - if that makes any sense. I have been told this is a little bit of an annoying trait to have, but it also comes in handy as I will usually search and search until I find the answer myself.

Yesterday and today I have successfully fried my eyes as well as my brain with countless hours in front of the computer monitor. Result? Frustration - level 100, answers - 0.

What could I be searching for you ask? I am trying very unsuccessfully to do what bloggers all around the world have no problem with. Enabling comments.

I have gone to settings and then to the comments tab. I have checked all the appropriate boxes, and comments. I would say, 'Please leave me a comment if you know what I'm doing wrong,' but I think we all know the futility in that! Maybe it's due to the fact that I've changed my background from my original template, but so far my sentiment for the day is, EEEEEYOG!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March... In like a ?

We have all heard the March saying of, 'In like a lion, out like a lamb' and vice versa. This year has me stumped. Did it come in like a lion or a lamb?

We had a few beautiful days, no doubt about it, and the snow is almost melted, but the cold winter wind and freezing nightly temperatures are letting us know that winter is not quite finished with us yet. Is it just wishful thinking that has me questioning the 'In like a lamb' scenario?

For one, we did not have the crazy amount of snow that we had last year, and secondly we have had a lot of wind lately. Wind gets rid of snow quickly, right? Maybe it's just a combination of these two things, and not the balmy temperatures we had for a few weeks that made everyone think of spring.

I am craving the flowers and sunshine that herald the arrival of spring and am ready for Old Man Winter to disappear. Unfortunately, I also have a teensy amount of a realist hiding deep inside me somewhere. This is after all the Cariboo, and am anticipating the very ugly 'out like a lion'. If it's spring I'm after, I may have to move to find it. For anyone who might be looking for me in the next few weeks, you can find me at my new residence: the blue tent at the end of aisle 3, Greenhouse number 4, Richbar Nursery.