There is a sign on a pole just across the boat ramp at Bever Lake. I think maybe it has something to do with the hot, hot, hot weather. It reads, “Snowmobile Trail Closed.”
The lack of rain, plus the hot weather, has caused the lake level to drop about 10 inches since the 1st of July.
The warmest lake temperature close to the surface was 86 degrees with may days in the low 80s. This caused all the fish to be in deeper water (2 feet or more).
As of this writing, there have been four mornings with the air temperature in the high 50s or low 60s. This has caused Beaver Lake to look like a sauna with all the steam coming off the water. I’ve seen lot of sunnies plus some nice size bass in less than a foot of water in the lily pads.
Rembmer the one about the two Canadian honkers with five baby geese that I wrote about July 26? Something has happened to the leader of the seven as it can’t fly. This has caused utter chaos as some will want to fly but the leader can’t fly. The leader will honk, splash the water, swim in circles, anything to get the group back in line when they swim from one place to another.
We have three idential baby wild ducks that are orphans. Why no parents? We don’t know. The abies can’t fly as their wings aren’t fully developed. they visit us every day for shelled corn and small hunks of bread. Their names are Curly, Shemp and Moe. Which one is Curly? Only they know. We think they are all blue-winged teal.
Beaver Lake was visited by several dignitaries on a beautiful coolish Friday. They went around Beaver Lake several times on two differece pontoons, followed by lunch at Beaver Lake Park. Where were these dignitaries from? The place where more VIPs go in and out every day than any other area business (Whispering Oak).
Hustle on over this Saturday, August 11 to North Waseca Lutheran Church. Be there at 7 p.m. with your animal for Blessing of the Animals by Pastor Nancy Hansen. All animals with their humans are welcomed. Pastor Nancy is the daughter-in-law of Philip and Verdelle Hansen of Clarks Grove.
Sunday, August 12 is a national holiday. Genie is honoring that day by being the reader at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. She is also passing a milestone in her life by going from one decade to another. You go, girl go! (By the way, Paul Hanson of Beaver Lake is celebrating that day too).
A reminder to all you readers of one of the two must-attend social events of the year, Monday, September 24 at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church, where Wayne “Soup” Indrelie and Bob “Pie” Hanson plan on greeting you at the door.
What do two bored male lifeguards do at the Beaver Lake beach? They build an English castle complete with a moat, drawbridge, turret, flags, etc. The whole show out of dampened sand! I would guess they are majoring in sand castle architecture. An excellent building feat. Good show, guys.
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Bob is a retired AAL (Aid Association for Lutherans) agent. His wife, Genie, is a retired RN, currently working on her doctor’s degree in volunteering. They have two children, Deb in North Carolina, and Dan in Vermont. This is the Hanson’s 37th summer at Beaver Lake. They leave the lake in mid-October to go south — to Albert Lea — and return in April. Bob says if you enjoy his article, let him know. If you don’t enjoy it, keep on reading, it can get worse. Words of Wisdom: There is always room for God.