blackrock wrote:Ah great post Fs! I've been looking forward to ditching the sweltering 90s thread. Reading this is getting me even more ready for fall. Last night I heard duck and goose calls from my sons room at 11:00 pm. His sister loves that! Then this morning I discovered that there were 6 dozen diver ducks laid out in slotted bags all over the garage floor. He's never lost the fever, but now it's catching.......
woodduck31 wrote:I'm pretty disappointed that bear season opens the first day of labor day weekend, that will complicate things a bit. It will also put a bunch of forest grouse hunters in the woods all at the same time that first morning. I guess at least it will get the crazy general public out of the way right off the bat this year which may be a plus in the long run. We will be hunting frosty ground most likely by August 30, it certainly was last year. August really gets me primed for hunting, it's just 29 days now and I'll be up in the high country again. I had some pretty serious health issues this summer that I'm finally coming out of and I'm getting a good old dose of cabin fever right now. I need to go stretch some fly line next week.
woodduck31 wrote:what I'm looking most forward to in the fall is the return of my wife who works in Alaska every summer for 5 months. She is on the management team at one of the lodges owned by Princess Cruise lines. For the past three years she has worked at the Mckinley princess wilderness lodge near talkeetna, Alaska. We've been married for 34 years and the last three have been the toughest yet. Some financial issues over the past 5 years have made it necessary for her to go back to work and a job in Alaska allows her to make more money in 5 months than working full time in Boise would afford in a year. We are hopeful that this will be her last year working up there. We both lived and worked in Alaska when we first got married in 1980 and we swore we would never go back, but there is still a chance I guess if they offer her year round full time, but I hope not.
September means the return of my wife and an end to a lot of lonely hours puttering around the house and the shop with no one to talk to but the dogs. In 50 days she will be back home and that will be when I praise the fall.
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Red Letter day today!
Got out and about to visit farmers I've been trying to track down.
Result- More corn, more wheat, more water..........Lots!
One farmer's words "Lots of geese"
That's all good and well. But I'm not done yet.
woodduck31 wrote:what's this rain thing you guys keep talking of.
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