.04 of an inch of rain has been registered at the Seagull Guard Station in the past 24 hours.  Not enough to shake a stick at, whatever that saying means.  Elsewhere on the Gunflint Trail and on the Northshore they have received more significant amounts of rain, we’re thankful for that.  Even the small amount of precipitation we have received will prevent the forest from becoming drier. 

     The kids are counting their remaining days until school starts.  They’ve been chasing snakes, catching crayfish and fishing like there’s no tomorrow.  I remember last year when school started it was difficult to drag Josh off of the dock and get him into bed.  When I would wake him up in the morning it was a battle to persuade him the fish would still be there in the afternoon when he returned from school.  We’ll see what this year brings.

     One last weekend until Labor Day.  It seems as if the summer has gone by in a blur.  Time flies when you’re having fun and the older I get the faster it flies.  Be sure to make the most of it before another year blinks by.