Monthly Archives: December 2014

For Auld Lang Syne

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere! and gie’s a hand o’ thine! And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught, for auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness … Continue reading

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Bad day at Crane Creek

Abbey and I carried on a lengthy discussion about our respective duties. She was adamant that crunching through shelf ice was not part of her job description. Bad day at Crane Creek One rooster pheasant looks exactly like another rooster … Continue reading

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Morning fog and rain in December

  Morning fog and rain in December These days of morning fog and rain in December bring memories of the last years of my red pickup. Paint faded and body rusted, bumpers bent, and dents all over. Windshield cracked, brakes … Continue reading

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Riflery – the science and the art II

Brown was not a marvelously good shot…but he could handle his weapon in good workmanlike fashion; and the rifle asks no more.”                — from the novel Brown on Resolution, by C.S. Forester 1899-1966   RIFLERY PART II … Continue reading

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Riflery – the science and the art

To shoot well in the field, you must have complete confidence in your rifle’s ability to put the bullet at exactly the point of aim. Lack of this confidence will undermine your shooting ability more than any other factor. RIFLERY … Continue reading

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Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.             –  Garrison Keillor, radio story-telling and author Smokey Our farm is part of a small North Country … Continue reading

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