We are determined, durable skiers and hikers of lake ice, finding the silent splendor of deep-winter adventures on Upper Lake St. Croix to be our favorite days of the year. So quiet. So peaceful. So pristine. New glistening snow sparkles in early morning starlight, and in bright sunlight when we trek the ice later in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Ten Little Sunny Cove Sheep! How we remember the names of our flock. (Sing to tune of “One Little, Two Little, Three Little……”) Verse 1 One little, two little, three little sheepers. Four little, five little, six little sheepers. Seven little, eight little, nine little sheepers. Ten Little Sunny Cove Sheep! Verse 2 There are… […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
(For little Meara, who lives far away…but her trail at Sunny Cove connects to the 4,500 mile North Country Trail.) I had a dream the other night, that Meara came to visit. There was a noise out on our deck. I quickly called “Who is it?” “It’s Meara, Grandpa!” she replied. “I’m here today. It’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Our Icelandic sheep can untie Square knots. Really. Debbi and I have seen it happen. Short ropes we use to secure temporary fence panels sometimes become mysteriously and inconveniently untied. Flock members mouth the ends of our sweaty-hand-tasty Square-knotted ropes on fence posts…then pull hard. The knot quickly slips apart. Square knots are great in […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.