Progress at Beatons

Progress at Beatons

Lots of great work completed these past weekend at Beatons. The doors are now installed and look great. The weather could have been worse. The temps hovered in the 40s during the day but at least the rain held off during the outside work. See more photos of the progress here – Beatons_Oct3_2009 Next post will come from New Orleans! Laizez le bons temps roulez! Raine and I are headed out on Thursday morning. Lets hope the weather holds out for us! Nex...

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Hardest Worker award

Hardest Worker award

Teiko vom Streicher received the highly-coveted Yooper Work Ethic Certificate this past weekend in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula. Dogs of only the highest working caliber are considered for the prestigious certification. Vom Streicher nailed a perfect score of 100 points by assisting his handlers, Todd Streicher and Jon Alvarez, by spreading over 1,000 lbs of sand in under two hours, a feat never previously matched. International Judge Wedekind announced Teiko Vom Streicher the most “dedicated, focused and handsome German Shepherd Dog” she’s ever had the pleasure to watch in action! note: We had lots of holes to fill in from the settled earth with the foundation of the future house at beatons. Teiko who loves shovels of any kind was glad to offer his...

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While up at Beatons a few weeks ago, I asked Bonnie if she had any liqueur to top off my evening coffee. Bonnie, being the ever intrepid Yooper, had a box of liquor from a neighbor who had stopped drinking and gave away the liquor cabinet. Not to let anything go to waste, She figured she’d find some use for it so stored it away. Imagine our surprise to find among the box, a bottle of Courvoisier and Hiram Walker whiskey. Both had numbers and year stamps from 1946. There was 60 year old whiskey just waiting for us! And let me tell you, the whiskey was beautifully smooth, just like a cognac. What a find! And the best damn Irish Coffee, I’ve ever...

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Sauna Update

Sauna Update

Last weekend, the sauna stove was put in. Todd spent most of the day building the wall.He’s calling me right now from Paul’s a week later, yelling that I haven’t uploaded the photos yet.Here’s the...

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The last big push at Beatons

The last big push at Beatons

When we started the build out of the Sauna Haus in August, we really didn’t know how it would end. Would we get it closed in before winter? Would we have enough time? Well, as you can see from the above photos, we started with the foundation posts and beams in the end or August and have a closed in building at the end of October! This was all completed during eight weekends with lots of great help from our friends. Yay!!! And this weekend was no different. On Saturday, with the help of Bonnie, Ryann, Raine, Matt and Taylor, Todd, Eric and I were able to completely close up the building, insulated the timbers, dig the water drain and get the boats out of the lake. Click on the album below to see all the great work that was completed this weekend! ...

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Autumn is nearing its end in Wisconsin

Autumn is nearing its end in Wisconsin

Well it sure doesn’t look like this anymore up north. This photo was taken three weeks ago and already the color is down and the leaves have fallen. I just love the reflection of the leaves in the lake....

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