Sunday, November 30, 2014

The look of the lake

This snow is now gone.  The trees are bare and the light sheet of ice that formed on the lake has melted to quiet glassy water.

Cory took the canoe the other day and brought in the lounge that was stuck in by the old dead tree.   Nice to have it out of the view there.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Camp Fire and merganzers

I made a good fire last night and Cory joined me for a bit.  I put the pit down in front of the house with the quiet lake spread out in front of me.
The stars were out.
The moon was just a sliver back in the woods behind the lake, so the stars had a chance to be seen.

Plenty of graceful and energetic merganzers, hooded and common, hit the water in front of our house and the heron is around.  No sign of the eagles.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dock in

Cory and I brought in the floating section of the dock.  I put ropes on it and on the old dock. One of the original main posts just broke with the pull of the ropes.  Time to scrap all this old hodge podge dock and get a new structure in the spring.

The boar turned upside down at the picnic table still makes me very sad. I want to go out for bluegills.

We had a camp fire and the stars came out.  Just a sliver of a moon and not in the right place.

Sure had a fine fire and some good brandy.  Tomorrow winter snow.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deer finished

I was in pain all day and most of the night yesterday and the venison skinning, cutting and boiling off the bones did not mesh well with the nausea of the migraine.
Finally, it broke.
Then I could not sleep because I was full of caffeine from drinking too much coffee.

But I'm well and rested tonight. 
I posted my Vegas trip snippet report today and so that task is done for another year.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Deer walking on hind legs

There must be some deer walking on hind legs out there because the front legs found themselves into my garage waiting to get skinned and packaged for my freezer.

That is my job today, and it is a bit hard to start as I woke up with a migraine.  However, the same storm that affected my brain warmed up the outside so preparing venison will not be quite so frigorific.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

No fishing now just frying

Cooked up a good breakfast.  The white perch sure was sweet.

Two more left in the freezer.