Do or Don’t

Do it or don’t do it.  Here is a list…

  1. Don’t bring firewood from out of state.  We don’t need the bugs that may be living in it.
  2. Don’t feed the ducks and geese.  They will poop on your shore and may cause swimmer’s itch as a result.
  3. Don’t drive water skiers if you are not looking forward in the boat.  The observer makes sure the skier is OK and you have to make sure that all boats and people in front of your boat are OK.
  4. Do get your septic tank pumped.  An ounce of prevention can prevent five digit expenses to build a new system.
  5. Do pay attention to boating laws.  They are in place to save lives.
  6. Don’t disturb nesting loons.  Stay WAY away.  They don’t need stress.  If they start to do things other than just swim or sit on the nest, you are probably too close.  Move away.
  7. Do pay attention to lightning danger.  Recently a bolt struck an island when there was no rain anywhere on the lake.
  8. Don’t try to use your cross country skis as water skis, they are not wide enough.
  9. Do take time to enjoy sunsets and you might even consider trying to catch a sunrise or two.
  10. Do think about what you are putting into the lake whether it is litter, phosphate from fertilizer or a leaky septic system.
  11. Do cross your fingers so that we have a nice, warm, sunny summer.