By: Jennifer Bateman | Thursday, April 13, 2017
When you get ready for your Minnesota resort vacation, you make a list and pack the car. When we get ready for your Minnesota resort vacation, we spend time getting our family resort cleaned up and ready to go. So I guess that's two different ways of getting ready! Earlier this week we concentrated on cutting down dead trees. It's all part of the spring clean up.
Early last fall Bob marked all the trees that were dead. Most of them were birch trees. Pine trees seem to last a lot longer than birch trees, for whatever reason. We got a good chuckle from the first tree to come down. It was on old birch near the garage. We noticed there was an animal hole in it, but never saw any activity in or out of it. It turned out to be a squirrel's next, complete with shredded paper towels taken from the garage. Bob said, "I wondered where those were going!"
The white stuff that looks like snow is the shredded paper towel.
The tree was getting very, very hollow!
Another tree to come down was a dead poplar tree at the bottom of Cabin #10's deck steps. This one required the help of the truck to pull it in the right direction so that it didn't fall on any lakeside cabins.
The poplar literally shattered when it hit the ground!
Another tree that had to go was the spruce in front of Cabin #4 1/2 that blew over in the March wind storm. Luckily it didn't bend the dock frame. It just broke a couple dock boards, which are much easier to fix. (No welder needed!)
Even the beavers got in on the action! We didn't actually invite them to help, because they obviously can't tell a live tree from a dead one! Grrrrrrr ............
No animal leaves more obvious signs of its presence than the beaver!
Our first guests of the season will arrive May 10th. The early spring has given us a head start on getting the resort ready for your family vacation.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Jennifer and Bob are proud to own and operate Two Inlets Resort which is located north of Park Rapids, MN and south of Itasca State Park.