woodduck31 wrote:blue grouse and bear in 34 days, I can't wait. Passed on a couple of decent bears in the spring, hoping for a big blackie in september. River flows are finally decent for fly fishing, so that is what's on the slate for the next 4 weeks, then some combined cast and blast, trout and bears. I don't mind 100 degrees when I'm knee deep in a cold river with a fly rod in my hand.
Fsbirdhouse wrote:woodduck31 wrote:blue grouse and bear in 34 days, I can't wait. Passed on a couple of decent bears in the spring, hoping for a big blackie in september. River flows are finally decent for fly fishing, so that is what's on the slate for the next 4 weeks, then some combined cast and blast, trout and bears. I don't mind 100 degrees when I'm knee deep in a cold river with a fly rod in my hand.
Just a couple of weeks from now, we might be seeing some of the gravel bar trees along the Snake river begin to start their change.
We saw combines rolling on the Ft Hall reservation coming home after visiting the Pocatello Calvary Chapel this morning.
The harvest has started there!
Last night, just at twilight, Mean Gene called, and I stepped out on the patio to chat with him about a planned hunt this fall, and looked up to see a single file line of birds coming straight at me. At first I thought they might be Black Ibis that we have many of here, but they turned out to be short necked geese. I could tell they were far different than our local honkers as they were quite close, but silent as death as they passed by. The light made feather details impossible, but the profiles were plain.
My first thought was Whitefronts/Specks, but I always picture those as a very noisy bird. Don't know what I was seeing, but I can't imagine them as local birds.
I know Specks are known to migrate early, but July seems far too early. Don't know for sure what they were.
We had to go up to our 5th wheel this afternoon to check some things there, and just getting back to Blackfoot, the car was reading 96*. For all we might hope for an early fall this year, it is still "High Summer" on the Snake River Plain!
woodduck31 wrote:I spent the better part of the last two weeks nursing a tooth that blew up and had the extraction on thursday. I'm just about back with the living today. Never had a cavity before, never had a shot in my mouth before, this was a new learning experience for me, wasn't thinking much of light snow and leaves turning though. Got a call right after I got home from the dentist from the tannery telling me my bear was done, but I couldn't answer the phone since I couldn't talk and had to wait till today to get it paid for and get it shipped. I'm very excited about that.
Of course as soon as i got back on my feet a bit, the new etching machine broke down, spent the whole morning running around town to find the part and get things up and running again. We should be winding up the flocking and painting in about 60 days and we will be done with that part of our business. Our website should go offline in about 60 days as well. I'll be real glad to see that in my rear view. Hopefully you all could understand me, I'm typing with a lisp.
jdinid wrote:Eating well is one of life's most enjoyable pleasures. Pulling veggies and potatoes out of the garden to go with meat gathered or raised adds a satisfaction that can't be matched. It's what we were meant to do. I'm just thrilled to be in a place where I can do that a great deal of the time.
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