Monthly Archives: December 2016

Auld Lang Syne redoux

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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Jack O’Connor was wrong

When I was shooting grouse in Scotland, my British friends thought my Model 21 Winchester, which weighs 7 1/2 pounds, quite heavy. …the guns my British pals shot all had 28 or 30-inch barrels. They thought my 26-inch barrels a … Continue reading

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Carry that weight

Boy, you’re going to carry that weight, Carry that weight a long time.   – from the Beatles song Carry That Weight, released on the Abbey Road album in 1969, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney In making most … Continue reading

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Christmastime walk

The North Country is beautiful at Christmastime. Images of our Christmas Eve walk in the woods after a fresh blanket of snow covered our farm… ..and ended back at the farmhouse with feet up before a fire in the wood stove … Continue reading

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Boys and toys

The difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.      — Traditional lament of the wives of grown-up boys Boys and toys The DR Mower I bought 10 years ago is the best toy I have ever … Continue reading

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All by myself

  The hunt, and its intended consequence, the kill, are driven by some savage predilection that I have tried to examine and comprehend to no avail. Like the scent of searing red meat on an open fire, the approach of … Continue reading

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