Category Archives: Outdoor humor

Smokey

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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Six-pocket pants

Handy as a pocket on a shirt.                 – Traditional Folk Saying Six-pocket pants “Why do you always wear six-pocket pants?” We members of the Over the Hill Gang, all debonair and sophisticated gentlemen, hear that question frequently. It’s true, … Continue reading

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Good decisions

Good decisions are based on experience. Experience is based on bad decisions. – Clement Seagrave     Good decisions You have heard that old saying “Experience is a great teacher.” What a lie! Experience is a lousy teacher. What kind … Continue reading

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Zapping Pete

Everybody loved Pete, but he was not what you would call a reliable teammate. Sometimes he would win games for you with amazingly brilliant performances, and sometimes he would lose games for you with amazingly stupid performances. Zapping Pete Pistol … Continue reading

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Badgering

The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, “What good is it?” If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If … Continue reading

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Crazy Old Coot

Every one is as God made him, and often-times a good deal worse.      – from “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Crazy Old Coot Life’s long parade of years and the trials and tribulations of fifty-plus seasons … Continue reading

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The 12 gauge .45-70 rifle

     Rifle: (noun) – a firearm, usually hand-held and fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a single-projectile bullet spin in flight, thereby increasing its ballistic stability and accuracy over a long distance. … Continue reading

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