Friday, December 18, 2009

Will the Lake Blow Out??

You can see the ice on the shore, the remnants from the latest freeze up. A couple of weeks ago it blew pretty hard and took out the waterhole. Then it got cold and froze up again. Today it got really windy and warm. Almost freezing! -4 C. We walked down to the Lake to see how close it was to going out again. You could hear the noise all the way up at the house.
There was overflow all over, luckily just a few inches of snow so not too sloppy. The open water was bashing and crashing away. Still 8 inches of ice though. You could also hear the water under the ice, just a wee bit creepy.
Ken went back and got his snow machine and the water pails. Filled everything up just in case.
This is typical weather in a year when there is an El Nino. Most of our weather comes off the Gulf of Alaska, primo storm breeding grounds. Makes for a warmer than normal and cloudier than normal winter. The forecast for next week is in the minus teens and sunny. Yippie! My favorite winter weather.

Kids at Work!

Some images from my after school pottery group. There were more boys but the girls started to tease them and they couldn't handle it. So they went home! Chickens.
Most of them were making Christmas ornaments with cookie cutters. Nice presents for Grandmas and Moms. one little buddy is a real dinosaur lover. He makes them just like they'd look in the ground. If this isn't cool I don't know what is.
Now for three weeks off, time to make my own pots and start getting ahead for the summer season.