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Sawbill Newsletter Archives: March 2016
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3/28/16 - The recent warm temperatures, and the discovery of a mostly ice free Kelso Lake, have inspired us to start the yearly spring ice measurements on Sawbill. Sawbill's newest ice technician, Huckleberry, is pleased to report that there is still 17.5" of solid ice.

Huck Spring Ice.jpg

Spring fever also inspired us to refurbish some of our Kevlar canoes, which are now listed for sale in our online store. There are more to come and we will be posting canoes as they are finished.


3/7/16 - Are these the last days of winter at Sawbill this year? It feels like it right now, but we've sure seen plenty of March and April blizzards in the past.

We had a normal amount of snow this year. I measured 40" on the ground a few days ago, but the heat wave has already reduced it by nearly 10". The warm weather is predicted to hang around for awhile, including the possibility of a thunderstorm tonight. I'm quite sure I've never heard thunder here in the first week of March.

We had a wet fall, with a lot of rain in early December, so water levels should be very good once the ice goes out. - Bill

This is our house a few days ago, just before the heat wave arrived.

This is the workshop roof after the temperature soared to 47 degrees just a couple of days later.

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