Hope Your Arm is Okay!
Friday, April 18, 2014 6:16PM

...Eh-hem!  ...in that cast! Here's an updated fishing report hot off the press by Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters. Norfork Lake is at normal pool. The water temperature is in the high-fifties and rising. The water visibility is stained. The cold weather this week has slowed the bite but with the full moon and warming trend the stripers & bait will move back into the creeks. The stripers have moved in the creek following the shad.  Shad are in the creeks and getting ready to spawn on this week’s full moon, both gizzard & threadfin shad can be caught in the creeks now. The lake hit the 60 degree range in the creeks but has dropped back due to the rain and cold weather. I fished Bennett’s Bayou and Big Creek and caught stripers from 6 am to 1 pm, the best bite was mid-day with clouds or overcast skies. Sunny days the bite is off with very little activity. I fished with Don, Chuck, & Larry and we caught stripers all morning, Larry caught the big striper, it was 17 lbs. The stripers were caught on 5 to 7 inch gizzard shad. The crappies are biting on minnow’s small spoons & jigs and minnows on brush piles in 2 to 8 feet of water in the mornings. The crappy are spawning but will be slow down with the cold weather; limits are being caught in all the major creek arms. Come rent a cabin at Mockingbird Bay Resort, and then ...

Fishing on Norfork Lake
Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:24AM

A couple of fishing buddies from Missouri were having some good luck catching small mouth bass and stripers this weekend!  Luckily, they entered the Fishing Derby -- so their catch may earn them $500 (per species).  Good Luck to them!  :)

Spring in the Ozarks
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:16PM

Finally, it is feeling and looking like Spring is here to stay!  The daffodils are up in full force.  The tulips are not out yet -- but their greens are about 5 inches tall...so it won't be long now.  I noticed yesterday that the redbuds have little pink buds forming, so they'll be next.  After the redbuds, the dogwoods pop -- and THAT is a sight to behold around here!  Gorgeousness!  :)  Hope it's warm wherever you are!  :)

Lake Resort Reviews
Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:27PM

We found this note left behind in the Lake House after a lovely senior citizen hiking club checked out... They were so nice.  :) "We agree we're coming back, with more hikers, maybe next March, or late Fall.  We'll stay here!"   ...That warms my heart! 

Badass News of the Week
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:19AM

The hydroplane races are coming back to Norfork Lake, so mark your calendars:  July 31-Aug 3! Pigeon Creek will be abuzz with hydroplanes!  Racers will flock to Mountain Home, Arkansas, or more specifically NORFORK LAKE, for "The Buzz on Pigeon Creek."  Check out the excitement of these unique boats known for their high performance two-cycle motors that make a "buzzing" sound as they reach racing speeds up to 90 mph.Participants from at least 15 states will be part of the Buzz on Pigeon Creek.Bring your lawn chairs and watch the races from along the shore of Pigeon Creek Park, just off of AR201 North. There will be food for sale as well as Buzz on Pigeon Creek T-shirts. 

Valentine's Day Watercolor Heart Quilt
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:07PM

Hi!  Just wanted to post a quick blurb about a new watercolor impressionist quilt that's rather Valentiney, would you say?It's my Butterscotch Watercolor Quilt, which is for sale on Etsy.

Fishing Derby 2014 on Norfork Lake
Friday, February 07, 2014 10:36AM

Norfork Lake Ice Forms
Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:18AM

I went walking down to the north side of our little penninsula today to get a little exercise in the sunshine, and look at these cool ice formations I found on a few of the shoreline bushes.  At first, I thought a bag of trash had been ditched there and split open, and I went to pick it up.  But alas! ...the white things were ice formations.  In the 11 years I've been here, I hadn't seen this before, so I snapped a few pictures.  The icicles only seemed to be on the north side of the shoreline, where yesterday's wind whipped waves up -- or so, I'm guessing.  How interesting!  They won't be here long, as temps are supposed to be in the 40's.  Winter 2014 has turned into quite a chilly one!  Looking forward to Spring!See more photos on Mockingbird's Facebook page.

Solo Exhibit of Art Quilts at Blackbird Cafe
Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:37PM

Very excited and honored to have 10 of my watercolor impressionist quilted wallhangings in Blackbird Cafe, in the beautiful Mountain Home library. 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:13AM

A bit chilly, I'd say!  Record cold temps across the region made for a very cold looking Norfork Lake. The wind whipped across the lake causing plumes of steam to waft high into the air like a giant boiling cauldron.  What a great day to read a book in front of a crackling fireplace!