On Saturday, I stained Cedar wood shingles for a little bit, but the bigger part of the day was spent at the annual picnic of lake property owners - known as the Beatons Lake Riparian Association. The Sheriff of the county failed to show, but the lead U.S. Forester, Melanie, was on hand to tell us her decisions that will affect the Ottawa National Forest (of which Beatons sits in the middle of) for the next 20 years.
WOW...pretty amazing, that with millions of acres of forest, she truly cares about our little area and the beavers wreaking havoc in her jurisdiction. I loved her comments to the group about "Don't like the federal roads (which are non-existent or in poor shape) in the forest around you? Well, this is your tax paying dollars...going to work" Great woman and we love her!
Here's Todd, putting up Cedar Shake on the lake-facing side of the Sauna Haus.
And here's our friend, Paul, who is always ready to nail a board, lift a beam and otherwise enjoy a great weekend up north.
Beatons is meant to be shared! Come up with us! Enjoy the beauty that is the Northwoods!