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Ice growing season

November 23, 2015

We are on the southern shoreline of our lake that gets more shaded in November by our forest. Ice sheet has a skin growing from our shore. The slight snow overnight lays as a blanket along the shore on this thin ice. Ice will begin to grow now.

All of the vacation homes have been closed since Labor Day. There are only a few of us that winter through here. I started burning our firewood last week to reduce the use of our furnace. Our dead oaks will warm our home for years to come. I enjoy the ritual of marching out to the wood racked up near our pole barn. Hauling in logs and tending to the fire to warm our hearth is a tradition in our north woods of Wisconsin.

Oak firewood is a premium grade for heat and clean burning wood.

Oak firewood is a premium grade for heat and clean burning wood.

Even when the temperature goes below zero, and the snow is high up on the roof, we enjoy the fire and are grateful for our oak trees that keep us warm after they died.

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