Rain, Green Leaves, and a Fire Permit

First off, we do now have a fire permit! The permit allows us to have small fires from noon until midnight.  Please be sure to put them out with a hose at the end of the night, or if you are leaving it unattended.  Let the S’mores begin!

The weekend was nice and sunny, a welcome sight after a week of rain and showers.  Yesterday (Monday) was also a really nice day, but the next couple days look a little soggy.

This has made for some really nice colors around the area though. The grass has turned very green, and the leaves have just about finished coming out.  The only trees that haven’t finished coming out are the Oak trees. They are always the last to drop the leaves and last  to pop out in the Spring. The river has also really turned green, even though the water level seems to have dropped again.  I am thinking they must be holding back Merrymeeting lake upstream, and trying to keep Winnipesaukee a little more full after the dry Spring.

In the picture above you can see one of the beavers heading across the river to the beaver house.  I also saw what we thought was either a Cardinal or an Oriole. It was hard to tell as it was a female, so the colors were not super bright.

We have gotten our first load of bark mulch, and hope to get it spread once the rain stops. Things are looking pretty nice around here.  Lyndi has been loving being outside, and her new favorite thing seems to be the swings.  See you all soon!

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Great Egret at the river

I wanted to do a quick post to show the Great Egret we saw down at the river today.

The Egret was down at the opening of the river next to Route 11 almost to the traffic circle.   My mom was the first one of us to see it, and took me down to take some pictures.  It was still there a few hours later, and may even still be there now.  I thought it was pretty neat, a first time for me to see one for sure!

Earliest ‘ice out’ declared on Lake Winnipesaukee – Boston.com

Earliest ‘ice out’ declared on Lake Winnipesaukee – Boston.com.

It has been very warm and quite Spring like up here lately, and this just proves it!  We had a few days where the temp actually got up near June and July temperatures!

Although the highs were record-breaking, it is still March and they have dropped down to a lot more seasonal level.  We are getting some on and off showers today, and it is about 41° so far.  The rest of the week looks about the same, but the warm weather sure gave us a large head start on the mud and we are getting very close to opening the roads.  We just want to be certain they are good and firm before we open them as the propane and other large service vehicles are going to be driving on them very soon after we do.  I will let you know as soon as they are open.  We are really looking forward to a great summer and can’t wait to see everyone again!