Today In Eagle Harbor
April 2013 We have had record snow this winter although it didn't start officially until after Jan 15th. Up until that time we only had a few inches of flurries. They were worried that they wouldn't have enough snow for Winter Carnival snow statues! But, that changed rapidly and we are now over 300 inches of snow this year. Many towns still have large snowbanks, in spite of it being in the 50's for the last few days. The funny thing is they predict snow for Thursday, May, 2. The thunderstorms in the forecast for today and tomorrow will wash away much of what remains, her in the Harbor. Mothers Day is usually the official start of the tourist season in Keweenaw. Neil is busy photographing many of the sites here in the local U.P. contact him (or Susan) at 906-289-4876 for our special pricing on your home, cottage or favorite spot! His email is email@example.com. Of course you can contact us through our site, as always. You will find much of our product in the local shops in Keweenaw and Houghton counties. Be sure to contact us for special orders or questions about our products. Due to the "hacking" of personal information across the country, we now accept checks or money orders for payment of our products. Michigan residents be sure to include the 6% local Sales Tax.
December 14, 2011
Can you believe it! We are having a rainy day! With Christmas just 10 days away our snow is lacking. This will be my first "green" Christmas is this warm weather continues. I was told that the lake keeps us warmer in winter and a more even temperature and this year it seems to hold true! It was 48* on Monday, today is in the mid 30's. Get all your shopping done now while we have free shipping for Christmas! I have been busy quilting and have yet to complete over a dozen more quilts than what you see here online. The popular yet time consuming ones this year have been my Log Cabin Quilts. Only a baby quilt is left now. Special order are being accepted now with the winter ahead of me bringing time to finish all my so loved quilting projects. Retirement is great!
Neil has been busy flying of course and has completed "Marquette County Summer" DVD as his latest photo tour in the U.P. It contains 230 digitial Postcards of beautiful Marquette County. He begins at the northwest courner of the Huron Islands and flies east toward the city of Marquette. He covers the most popular recreational sites and much of the Lake Superior Shoreline, the Huron mountains and much of the back country, ending 40 miles offshore at Stannard Rock, the most remote lighthouse in the US. You will be able to see five lighthouses, popular hiking trails, towns, ski hills, national wilderness areas, NMU and mining. Enjoy the flight!
Neil is still taking orders for special photos of your home, cottage or property. Contact him personally for price packages and locations that you want him to complete at firstname.lastname@example.org. . Winter makes such lovely photos here in the Copper Country.
We have many photos to update our site and of course handmade cards are still available. Displayed on our site are our favorites, but, almost any photo make a great card if you would like us to make them. Allow time for completion. Contact us for multiple prices at email@example.com .
November 22, 2010
The first snow is falling, the gardens are in, the wood pile is stacked high and the fireplace is lit. We are getting ready for winter and the upcoming holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
It's been a while since I've updated this column. The latest DVD is Keweenaw Summer. Neil has completed it and it is ready to go. Our newsletters went out telling all our customers about it. Now that the snow is falling I am looking forward to some winter photos of Neils. I will let you know if I find one for Christmas Cards. We haven't been able to match the beauty of our original "Thanksgiving Lighthouse" or "The Phoenix Church" at Christmas. Such beauties!
Neil took a great photo of a wolf that has made his home in the area. He was running alongside of Neil's vehicle as he was driving to work. He took many photos of him running, mouth open wide and even 3 legs off the ground. The size of his jaws is awesome. I hope to put it on the site for all to see.
Many new quilts have been added to the site and can be mailed in time for the Christmas holiday. Mittens will be added this week too, since the weather is upon us. Wool wall hangings of our winter bird, the Chickadee will be available for sale too. Contact us for winter photos of your home or property.
We are having wonderful summer weather for the Copper Country. Cool in the mornings and nights with warm sunny days! Absolutely beautiful! The cool weather feels like air conditioning and is keeping the bugs at a minimum. My garden is growing well and I just planted the warm weather veggies last weekend. I looked yesterday and they are already sprouting. Construction has not yet begun on M26 but my plants and bushes are doing well in their containers. I just transplanted some that were in bags to containers and moved them to a different site so the lawns could be mowed.
Neil is busy working on his new DVD, Keweenaw Summer. The sky's have been clear blue and makes for wonderful photos. We will let you know by newsletter when it is completed. Our photos shoots of you home or property are still available by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 906-289-4876, Of course you can do that though our site too.
I have been making quilts all winter and will be selling them all summer! Fabric is fun!
Coffee break is over and summer is here to stay~
May 21, 2010
Summer has arrived in the Copper Country! I'm not kidding. Lilacs are blooming in Houghton/Hancock and will be blooming here in a few days. They predict 80* for the rest of the week and it may even hit 90*. I can remember a summer like that back in 1980! It has been hot and dry this month. The dragonflies are out early, gobbling up the black flies, but, bring your bug repellent to be safe. Or you can order some from my Avon connection at our site.
Construction remains at a minimum for now and is not much of a problem except if you want to exit using the Eagle Harbor road, formally known as the "cut off " road. The old pipe keeps breaking and disrupting their plans. Have a case of water on hand though as those pipes they are replacing are old!
Photos and cards are available in almost any picture perfect moment that you would like to remember of the Copper Country as we cant put them all online. Sometimes it may take us a while to find them but we do our best or shoot another for you.
May 13, 2010
Guess where I have been! Out in the garden for 6 weeks! The weather here has been great, anywhere from 45* to 70*, ever since I made the last entry. Even at night the weather has been considerably warm for this time of the year. Well, my fruit trees and bushes are in, my cold weather veggies are coming up. Now with the new water lines my front garden is no more, along with other visual changes in the harbor. It will be interesting to see how the look of the harbor changes with the construction, but, its only just begun.
Neil has another new camera, better than the last. I can hardly wait to see what else he does with it. For now, everything is still the 9 DVD's of the Copper Country. If you want a photo shoot of you property be sure to contact us. We have a few lined up for now...we haven't forgotten you.
April 1, 2010 Are we just April fools, or do we still need mittens?? It has been a beautiful warm week with temperatures in the 60's yesterday even here at the lake! It is supposed to hit 70* today! I have my garden all ready to plant now. I have made it larger to accommodate my fruit trees and berry bushes. I weeded a side garden patch that hasn't been weeded in years! Oh my, what a job. I replaced the bare spots with sand and hopefully it won't be too hard to weed next time! Snowball bushes anyone? I've dug out about 20 new plants from the mother plant. I didn't realize that they sent out suckers just like lilacs. If you live nearby and would like one just email us or call and arrange to pick one (or two) up.
Neil is learning how to narrate and change his DVD's. I can't wait to see the finished products! I have been quilting all winter, making lots of beauties that just need bindings finished. That will be this week as it is supposed to rain.
Breakfast is almost ready now.
March 11, 2010
Winter is over for the most part, here in Eagle Harbor. It has been a week of warm weather, 40*-50*, with rain last night. This sleepy little town is beginning to come to life as we who stay here all winter begin again to spend time outdoors. As for me, my garden is my first choice! I have cleaned up the winter debris that is left from plowing snow and carting wood for the fireplace. We have walked our favorite path along the lake, watching our dog nuzzle her head in the snow and frisk around in delight. Now the real work begins as I need to dig up weeds and prepare my gardens for spring. I plan to enlarge my vegetable garden as it was such a success last year. We still have another case of tomatoes that I canned. I ordered a few fruit trees and blueberry bushes for my yard, now that I found an area that is more protective of the winter winds.
Neil has been busy at MTU learning how to change his photos to video with narration. Let's see what he comes up with from that. I just put online some more aerial photos of the area and a magnificent long look at Manganese falls, from the ground of course.
Our Spring photo special has begun again with a CD of your home, cottage or property. Look at the site for details or contact us at email@example.com
Well, that groundhog was right! We are supposed to get another foot of snow here in the Copper Country! We had a nice few weeks there with temperatures in the 30's made it like a heat wave! The winter enthusiasts will have fun for a few more weeks. Neil has been out fishing and brought back a splake, and another time brought back some smelt. It sure is nice to have some fresh fish although Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy hill has some great, fresh fish.
I have been quilting and planning my summer garden. A few more raspberry, blackberry and blueberry bushes will be a part of this years garden. I also ordered some plum and pears which I really enjoy too. You guessed it! I have been dreaming of spring! A few more days and this month will be over. March is always threatening us with that last "St Patty's Day storm" but I see it as winters last HURRAH, or "Salt on the Snow" a Finnish saying for the seasons last wet snows.
People are enjoying Neil's last DVD's, Copper Mining History and Isle Royale Summer. I'm not sure what he has in mind for this year, although Manganese Falls photo in black and white is one of my favorites.
Coffee break is over~
I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day along with the Presidents Day that followed so quickly! I can remember in my childhood making paper hats out of newspapers. Amazing how well they came out and we would wear them and play George Washington and his armies. The newspaper came in handy for making hats and kites!
The weather here is back to winter again. We had a 2 week reprieve from snow and wind as it all went south. That sure was nice. The official "groundhog" says that we will have 6 more weeks of winter. Although the temperature is in the 20's with the wind and snow it seems cooler. We were actually in a snow drought there for a while and not even up to the average of 118" for this time of the year.
February is soon over and on to March. Anything can happen then but in my mind its the start of spring! I have ordered fruit trees and fruit bushes for my garden. Instead of paying shipping costs I opted for a few more blueberry bushes. I hope to expand on my raspberry patch as they have been doing so well. We just had some for dessert with our Valentines dinner and they tasted just like I was out in the yard picking all day!
I had great success with my vegetable garden last year. We still have canned and frozen tomatoes and we just finished the last cabbage in our salads. We still have one little potato left. I didn't use it as it looks like a duck! Maybe I will let it sprout and plant it! I got 10 lbs. of huge potatoes last year from planting 3 sprouting potatoes. What fun, I really enjoy gardening. I just bought some Burpee seeds to begin again. I may even expand it a little more since it did so well last year.
I have been busy making quilts, mittens, and completing sewing projects by request. Neil just started again with Ice Fishing and brought home a sp