Sunday, May 10, 2015

May looking like November

Lou and Ann and Willy arrived in 37 degree fog with a dusting of snow under the trees from the day before.  We did a check all around and this is the report:

Lower Dinkey is about the level it usually is early July.
Glen Meadow is about like August.
The bridge looks like late July
We saw 2 BIG fish at the bridge (10" or more), bigger than I've seen there before. 
The store is open weekends and has better clothes and other things than Dennis had. I got the good shirt and PJs
The woman there said they had 8" of snow 3 weeks ago when they opened and have been able to get in all winter. The only saving grace being they got a lot of work done.
There are several pickups around the Forest Service cabins at the mill so it is occupied.
There are a disturbing number of dead or dying trees around (almost all fir). Lots of dead tops, some with spotty dead branches.
There is very little new sawdust in the log cabin.

I unplugged the heat tape in the pump house. It is cold but I don't think it will freeze enough to be a problem.
The light in the pump house is burned out again
The light under the cabin is burned out.

We have eliminated several large moths in the cabin but no other bad signs except the bit of fluffy stuff from the ceiling yesterday that hasn't reappeared (yet?)  We may have to hunt to find the source of the moths.  They aren't the little ones that come in food. They are about the size of small butterflies.

There is not a lot, but some water in the frog pond and no frogs
There is basically no water, just a damp spot at the little place we cross to go to the meadow
The gate is down and the barbed wire cut  so Altho there is wire on the ground, there is now no fence on the meadow at our end
There is no sign of a fence in the middle of the meadow
The meadow is green but barely. It will be dry soon 😒😩😢

AND I replaced the computer with a somewhat faster iMac. It looks the same otherwise. Unfortunately, the internet connection is still slow.  

It was sunny and much warmer when we left Sunday morning.