Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby it's cold outside.

It's hard to say what conditions the trails are in. Half the people are whining the other half are quite happy. I just goes to show you that you can please some of the people some of the time.

It has been really cold for a day or two. It is almost up to minus 15 so far today. I don't think it went up past minus 20 yesterday. With all the mild weather the snow got packed down nicely now the cold weather is tightening everything up.

We have not had much snow to speak of but there has been no rain. So all is still good. There are alot of sleds around this week so things can't be too bad.

The groomers have been out off and on. Maybe more off than on. A group went out this morning to brush the trails. There are a number of trees down and the branches are so laden with snow and ice some trails are difficult to travel. I have never seen the snow stay on the trees for so long. It's been about five days. It looks beautiful especially with the moon so full last night. It is like daylight all night long.

Kudos to Jim and Brian again for helping out to clear off the ice build up from the Internet satellite dish this time. It was so ice covered I could not access the Internet. There such good boys. Connie should be proud of her two hubbies!!!! Honest Connie they are being good and I bet they will even have the cottage cleaned up by Thursday. hehehe

It is really nice to see the same people back for another year of sledding.

The general store in Lake St. Peter continues to run out of gas on a regular basis. Therefore I have stocked up on Premium gas in cans so if you are caught short stop by and we will help you out.

If you are feeling really sporty I am helping organize a Snow Shoe Baseball Tournament on February 13. Get your summer ball team together or just round up a bunch of friends. It is at the ANAF in Maynooth. Just one day but lots of fun. Hope you can join us.

Well that's it for now. Back when something exciting happens.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Do you reply to chain letters?

Well now that all the hoopla is over and we are all eating cold turkey sandwiches, hot turkey sandwiches, turkey milkshakes and turkey pot pies lets reflect on last year.

I have had an extreme string of bad luck this summer and fall ending with my Christmas gift from Canadian Tire on December 24 of a $2,000.00 repair to my little car. I am beginning to think that it may have had something to do with all of the chain letters my e-mail friends keep sending to me advising that I will have extreme bad luck if I don't forward it on in the next 10 minutes. Well I don't even open them any more just to see how bad my luck will be, I just delete without opening. I don't have the heart to send them on. Is anyone else in this same situation? If so I may never use e-mail again.

Okay now that I have had my wine, oh no that is whine for the day I can get on with my reason for doing this.

Boxing Day was pretty quiet around here this year. Not at all like last year. Snow conditions remain good. There was a little freezing rain in the morning then snow off and on all day. Enough that I had to have the lot plowed this morning to clean it up. The weather is great today. I haven't had to put a coat on all day running in and out. The sun has just come out for the first time.

Riders in today say the the trails are in good shape and riding is fine. We didn't get the rain that hit down south so no snow was lost. Nothing was groomed over the last few days but I'm sure they will start soon. I'll update as soon as I here something.

Here is a shout out to the couple that rode over from Wilberforce. The man helped me clean off the satellite dish so that some guests could watch the Juniors game on Boxing Day. Thanks a bunch for your help.

Well nothing new to add. A happy new year to all. I hope we see you over the next few days.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Twas the night before Christmas

Well here it is Christmas Eve already (almost). I left the wilds of Lake St. Peter on Tuesday for the bright lights of Bowmanville then Oshawa.

It was a very busy sledding weekend this past weekend. All trails were in good shape and riders were quite pleased with the conditions. The groomers have been out regularly keeping things good. Lake St. Peter has frozen over because of the cold temperatures this week. If it stays this cold it well be travelable by the weekend. I have not talked to anyone that has been on it other than just a quick walk out. Mink has also frozen but is not ready for travel yet.

A little more snow would be great. But we will take what we have. More snow should be coming on the 25th & 26th. We will see.

Things are pretty quiet otherwise. Mostly the coffee crowd visiting which is nice also.

I will be back home on the 24th but I may not get updated then. I will do it by the 26th for sure. My wireless Internet will not reach over to the house from the restaurant.

Have a great holiday and I hope you get a chance to head north over the weekend or New Years break.

Think snow


Thursday, December 17, 2009

And so it begins.

What a great week weather wise. Beautiful sunny days and great snow conditions.

All riders in on Wednesday said that the trails were great. They have been groomed from Trudy's on Hwy 62 right up to Whitney. I'm not sure about the secondary trails. The groomer was out again last night because he turned around in the parking lot.

It is really cold now. Down to the minus 20's last night and not going above freezing for a long time. This will freeze the trails nicely. Rumor has it the lake is freezing over nicely so may be good for riding in the new year.

Not much more to say. No big events this week other thank "bicycle boy" Lake St. Peters only homeless person punching an unsuspecting customer in the head in an unprovoked attack at the general store and getting arrested. We'll see if he is back after his 72 hr evaluation.

Here's hoping that

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yes Virginia there is a sledding season.

YEEE HAWWW: The groomers have started grooming.

I would have updated yesterday but my satellite Internet (which by the way sucks) was not working because of the snow fall. But that was not a bad thing because on my way to town today I saw that they had groomed the trails this morning.

So we had a bunch of sledders in on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the Sunday people were already whining about the trails not being groomed. Come on people the snow just started on Wednesday. Get a grip. For heavens sake get a life!!!

Don't call and ask me how much snow has fallen so far because my answer will be enough.

The lot has been plowed Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. So if that isn't enough I don't know what is. Now I'm not saying it's as high as an elephant's eye but we do have lots of snow.

What a great day today was. Sunny, warm and snowy off and on. But it will get really cold later in the week or so I'm told by the local weather forecasters, better known as the local coffee boys.

If nothing changes later in the week I may not update. We will just see what happens.

Back soon.


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

First Snow Call Of The Season

On Monday I had my first phone call of the season asking if there was enough snow to go sledding. Sadly my answer was no. Had he called today my answer would be yes.

I guess it goes without saying that if it's snowing all over the province that we are getting dumped on also.

I had the lot plowed this morning at 10 am and was asked this afternoon if I would be getting the lot cleared any time soon.

It's snowed all day and if I thought it was quiet the last couple of weeks today was no exception.

Now as along as it dosn't rain, and I don't think it will, we will finally have a pretty good start to the winter.

I will update later in the week to let you know if the snow is staying or going.

Here's hoping for a white Christmas

Friday, December 04, 2009

Tis the season

Well I guess it's time I got back to updating this thing on a regular basis. I just keep forgetting. I get frustrated with our slow Internet service. Even though I am on satellite it's still not very quick. It may also be my computer that may or may not have come from Fred Flintstone when he was finished with it.

Brian would like me to let everyone know that he is now out of the BIFFY and helped straighten the sign that was sagging just a little this time. So he is not the slacker that I inferred last post.

By this time last year the trails had been groomed for two weeks. Not so this year. We have had snow off and on but the temperature has been so mild (but nice though) that it hasn't stayed. We did get snow twice this week. Once on Tuesday and again last night. It is snowing right now. The temp is colder now so this may stay. It also rained this week so that washed away everything except the big pile that my son-in-law piled up on the deck!

With Christmas creeping up so quickly I hope we get a big dumping that stays. It looks so much nicer ans I want the sledders back. Trail permits are selling well this year even with the unsure snow conditions. You can get them here at the diner if you haven't got one already.

As last year we will be closed December 24 & 25 but will open Boxing Day about 9 or 10.

We will also be opened New Years Day but not New Years Eve.

Nothing but gossip to report and most of that I have forgotten.

If I don't have any words of wisdom, snow to report or good gossip I may not be back until something exciting happens.

So have a great holiday season, Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Thank you for all of your support over the year. It is greatly appreciated.