The Waldheim

Big Moose Lake, NY

It Finally Feels Like Spring!

Posted by Keriann Martin Kaercher on 26 April 2018 | Comments

So, here we are at the end of April, and we are finally feeling some more Spring-like weather!  We still have a bunch of snow in the woods and Big Moose Lake has a good bit of ice on it, but at least it is slowly melting.  A local guy cut a hole in West Bay last week and it measured 31"!  Looks like the ice out won't be until sometime in May!  Even with the ice still covering the lake, the loons and ducks are making their way back.  We've had some other animal sightings as otter in front of Keriann and Andrew's house, a martin down near the boat launch, and a sap sucker out and about around The Waldheim.  Just today we saw the first male and female mergansers on the lake!  A male merganser is a big beautiful bird that looks a lot like a loon until you get up close.  Their white and black markings are very loon-like, as well as, the way they sit in the water...but then you see their bright yellow feet!  Once their mating season is done, we don't see them until next spring.  

Jason and Andrew have been busy the past few weeks working on a renovation in one of our cottages.  It is a bathroom and bedroom update that will brighten things up!  It's 2018's "Where in The Waldheim"!    

We have two and a half more weeks until we start spring cleaning The Waldheim!  We have wood to stack, cottages to clean and set up, and we rake the whole property and pick up debris that fell during the winter.  We clean the dining room, kitchen and cooler to prepare for the first deliveries.  We also tackle the laundry list of projects to upgrade various aspects of the buildings and landscape.  We'll be curious to see if you can pick them out when you come for your stay this year!  All in all, it will be a busy five weeks!  

 Thank you for reading and enjoy the photos below!

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Sap Sucker  

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