Thursday, March 30, 2017
The warm spell has put an end to my traveling all over heck in the woods to a stop too. That extreme warm spell and rain, followed by quite cold weather, made the snow hard as rock out there. Boy, Betsy and I were up the hills and over the swamps and really made tracks ~ because we could. One spot on the east shady end of a tall hill, in a gap where a creek ran thru, didn't get the message. It was soft in there and I was in up to my butt in the snow. Had to crawl on my hands and knees a short ways to a deer trail to get going again. Mind you, I was in my running shoes. It's always a blast while it lasts.
Anyway ~ I've been busy having too much fun. Hope you are too!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
I do hope you are all enjoying your winter tho ~ even if I am muttering about all the warm spells and rains. I probably should have posted photos of all that too. But, time to get out and have a hike with Betsy. It is, after all, above 30 already this morning and supposed to rain ~ again ~ sigh...............
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
I think this is turning into a rant ~ which is why I haven't been posting. I guess I need to get it out of my system. I have been a deer hunter all my life. I understand the wanting the venison part. But, to have to shoot the neighborhood pets we all love ~ I just can't understand that. I was so perturbed, I didn't even go out hunting this year. I had bought my license and thought I would. Altho, I haven't been all that enthusiastic about it the last few years, I still have gone. It is also getting really difficult to find a deer I don't know! And, I refuse to shoot someone I know..... But, when they got shot ~ I just couldn't find the interest in getting out there and doing it. The first week it was too warm anyway. We don't have a walk in cooler and it was staying 65 degrees in the garage! We will see what happens next year. I might be done! I still like my venison ~ and being a lot self-sufficient. But, I like my pets too!
This old boy, taken during that week before hunting season when he got back here ~ (too early) ~ finally ran out of luck this Fall also. A neighbor down the road about a mile had his 12 year old grandson here hunting. They got him ~ the boy's first buck. Buck of a life-time while hunting with Grandpa. I guess it doesn't get any better than that. At least, in their case, they didn't know about this deer. But, what a first deer for a boy! I sure do miss this guy tho. He always loved to page me at my window in the basement for treats. He always was there waiting for me by the garage for his alfalfa too. Boy, did he love that! Fine deer buddy for the last few years. Been a tough year for losing deer buddies. But, as they say ~ life moves on. It is hard to not get attached to one's friends.
So ~ we will see what the new year brings ~ in many respects. I hope it will be a good one for all of you. I will leave you with a photo of one of my handsome buddies, who is already bald!
Happy New Year to you all ~ and, I promise to post something more cheerful! :)
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Anyway ~ we are settling back into our Fall routine of getting everything ready for winter. My deer friends were happy to see us back. They came on a run from the various spots they were laying in the yard when we pulled in. Just how dare we leave them for all those days and no treats to be had!!! They are pretty funny some times. Several have gotten into the habit of touching noses with Betsy these days. She can get pretty friendly with them and have them unperturbed. She has even gotten her face washed a few times. Too funny! Glad they get along so well.
With that ~ I will leave you with a yesterday's photo of Betsy ~ posing!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
I have been out trying to get all the trail work done, even tho it is quite a bit warmer and more humid than I appreciate when doing that work. I made a lot of miles yesterday, between walking dogs, trail work so the mower could pass and then, mowing itself. The trees just keep coming down this year. Lots of wind. I manhandle anything I can off the trails ~ like rotten birches that keep falling! They aren't light, but ~ many will break off or are able to be pulled off trails. Same with popples or balsam. I don't like having to chainsaw them as so many are rotten and dirty in there, all they do is make dull chainsaws in a hurry. But, there is never a shortage of solid downed trees that need to be cut up to move either. Got a good start on mowing yesterday ~ more to come!
The gardens have been doing well. It is so nice to just walk out to the garden, this time of year, and pick what you want to eat that evening and have it nice and fresh. I really would enjoy being able to pick veggies year around. But, that would be hard living here ~ and I like living here!
I've been keeping busy and haven't been too inclined to sit down and write. I have thought about a few good political rants. That may still happen. But, I will leave it for another day. The circus that is politics these days always keep you listening. I still find it strange that the two people we have to vote for are so unpopular. It boggles my mind that anyone with a brain would ever vote for Hillary ~ given her and her husband's 30 years of treachery and deceit ~ and lying!!! Honestly, I can't believe the Democrats couldn't find someone better than that. I've said it before, I'll say it again ~ it'll be a cold day in Hell before I'd ever vote for Hillary! And, with that said, I better quit before I get a full blown rant going.......
Friday, July 22, 2016
So ~ we have summer ~ and it's too hot to enjoy it!!!