Moose Country Minute – December 13 2014


Every December there comes the morning when you wake up and find the lake had frozen over while you were sleeping.

This week it happened, a thin layer of ice that, if a bit thicker, would have produced a huge skating rink as smooth as the top of a billiard table, and with nary a single snowflake in the way.

This is as close to magic as it comes.

What it does, of course, is get the juices flowing for the upcoming snowmobile season, has ice fishermen readying their huts for some hard-water action, and cross-country skiers digging their gear out of the garage in anticipation of Christmas ski.

November, the cruellest month of the year, is finally in the rear-view mirror and to hell with T. S. Eliot and his hatred of April.

At this writing, I may have tracked down a used snowmobile trailer which, if the lake doesn’t freeze enough for safe travel, will help take me and my machine to where the forested trails can be accessed without having to risk a run across open water.

It can be done, of course, but the  tightening of your sphincter muscle could give you a hernia.

Just don’t ease off on the throttle. Otherwise your entire ass is grass.

As it stands, we are just two weeks away from Christmas and, as a proud member of the Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers snowmobile club, I only have one thing to say.

Let is snow, let is snow, let it snow.

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