Gord, our good friend from Beauview Cottages writes that he is 'going squirrelly waiting for the snow'. He even sent along his "self portrait"
We know how he feels. Brian has been working hard on the ski trails here -- we've got a new loop for this winter to add to the almost 20 k we've already got. We're also keen to get out on that with our skis.
David came by Nancy's to abscond with her downhill skis to get them sharpened and waxed (not that this will help: she can still only turn really well in one direction) Hidden Valley has all their snow guns standing by, ready to go.
Yesterday, it did snow, but not for long. It's coming though, it's coming.
Meanwhile, Gord is entertaining himself watching the red squirrel burglarize the bird feeders. These little guys are entertaining -- watching them figure out the squirrel-proof bird feeders that sell for almost three figures is a sport in itself. Takes them about three minutes, and they've got it down to a science.
Of course, if you get close, they'll scold, and stamp their feet, sometimes becoming so agitated that they fall off the branch. The unusual mild spell is also providing great opportunities to get out and walk -- to go, if you will, 'squirrel watching.'
And the milder weather is giving Gord lots of extra time to be sure the attic is barricaded against their entrance. There's always a silver lining...