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March Gales On Lake Superior

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Instead of receiving the predicted blizzard on the North Shore last week, we were visited by the Gales of March on Lake Superior.  The picture of our Great Lake was magnificent, painted with dark blue, green and sometimes brown.  The waves came crashing in with an enormous white cap topping. To add to this beautiful and surreal scenario, was the magnificent artistry of ice sculptures found on rock ledges and cliffs. This scene, I am certain, can only be created by Mother Nature herself. Watching the waves on the shores made me daydream about the tales of Lake Superior.  My speculations are that if Lake Superior could talk, the stories would fill the Lake itself.  Lake Superior was named Gichigami by the Ojibwe for ‘big water’ and is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.  It is truly the greatest of the Great Lakes measuring to be the largest, deepest and coldest of the five with an average temperature of 40 degrees in the summer (brrrrr!).  The best part about Lake Superior is that it is ‘right out the back door’  and for miles and miles and miles! -Cindy

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Homestead Life Up North

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

We’ve finally got our goats!  The Surbaugh family has been talking about getting goats for years, and we’ve finally taken the plunge.  Having plenty of acreage in Northern Minnesota just seems incomplete without some livestock.  We received 3 Nubian-breed goats from a friend/breeder in southern MN.  The mother goat, Almathea ,provides delicious milk.  Her daughter, Cookie Doe, will hopefully do the same in another year.  Cookie’s cousin, Stewie, rounds out the group.  As you can see from the picture, the kids love them and spend hours every day playing with them.  Goats are very social and love the attention.  Maybe we’ll have to add “petting zoo” to the list of Cascade Vacation Rental’s services?

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