Just a short walk down the road from our house is a beautiful little lake that has a family of beaver residing on it. Their lodge is right next to the road and each spring we enjoy watching them as the ice opens up on the lake. Just a few days ago we noticed a small hole in the ice right next to the lodge. They weren't coming out much at first, but now the hole in the ice is getting bigger and the beavers are very active around the hole each evening. Yesterday we watched them for about half an hour in the evening. They sure are a cute yet goofy creature and are a lot of fun to watch.