As predicted I awoke to a wet rainy morning, which then turned to snow. By mid afternoon it was sunny but with an icy cold north wind.
1 Common Gull flew low over the lake, 1 Redwing singing just outside cabin, 1 male Wheatear around the cabins today (probably forced to take a break from its migration by the weather), I Wryneck (a member of the Woodpecker family) around today. Here is a picture of it on the sauna chimney
I also collected some local plants to experiment with as food;
I have found references to “Old Mans Beard” lichen being used as a survival food.
A plant that I do enjoy is Labrador Tea
This evening as I sat carving the kuksa, a beaver appeared swimming around the edge of the lake.