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Expanding Our Cabin Site!

June 27th, 2016

IMG_4988The new pole barn is complete, so it’s time to move on to the next project around camp. Right now I have room to accommodate 16 people in the main cabin and the bunkhouse. That’s fine, but when the whole crew shows up there’s 24-26 people to put up. We been discussing a plan “B” […]

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Democrats Have Second Amendment Rights In Their Crosshairs!

June 24th, 2016

The mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has led to a revival of the debate over assault weapons, but journalist Evan Osnos says the real growth in gun ownership is from small, concealed handguns. “Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns,” Osnos tellsFresh Air‘s Terry Gross. “Concealed carry, as […]

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Look out for cabbage worms

June 23rd, 2016

Earlier this week I spotted some small, white butterflies flitting around in our garden. They were the easy to recognize adult stage of the imported cabbage worm larva. Now, a few days later,their larvae are voraciously eating our cabbage. Curiously, I haven’t seen any on the broccoli or kale yet, but they will show up … Continue reading Look out for cabbage worms

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Flea beetles causing damage in vegetable garden

June 23rd, 2016

We’re seeing the first flea beetles in the garden this season. These tiny pests can cause a lot of damage to small plants if they’re not knocked back early on. Usually the first thing you see when flea beetles enter your garden is the distinctive chewing pattern they make on the leaves and not the … Continue reading Flea beetles causing damage in vegetable garden

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Church Tackles New Stingray

June 21st, 2016

Church Tackle from Sodus, Michigan keeps introducing product in mid-season to keep things fresh. Last year it was the TX-005 Stern Planer, the little brother to the TX-007 which I have been using since they came out a few years … Continue reading

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Famous Grizzlys New Cub Killed By Hit And Run In Yellowstone

June 20th, 2016

Wildlife watchers and social media followers rejoiced last month when, at long last, a hulking female grizzly bear named No. 399 emerged from a longer-than-usual hibernation at Grand Teton National Park. Even better: Ambling beside herwas a single, blond-faced cub. [Death at Yellowstone: Feds probe shooting of Scarface, the parks most famed grizzly] There were […]

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Another Animals Gone Wild Attack!

June 18th, 2016

A mother fought off a mountain lion that attacked her five-year-old son while he was playing with his older brother outside his home in western Colorado on Friday, the local sheriff said. The unidentified boy’s mother heard screams and raced outside the house northwest of Aspen where she found the cougar on top of her […]

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Thin vegetable plants for best results

June 16th, 2016

One major job in the garden this week is thinning our vegetable seedlings. It’s one of those things that is hard to do sometimes. Plucking all those little seedlings after waiting so long for them to germinate seems drastic but it needs to be done. Most of us have no compunction when taking out weed … Continue reading Thin vegetable plants for best results

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Alligator at Disney Pulls 2 Year Old From Beach

June 15th, 2016

Is it just me or does there seem to be a marked increase in wild animals attacking humans, and in many cases killing them? Bears, mountain lions, coyotes, wild dogs, and alligators have made headlines over this past year due to their aggressive behavior toward humans! Personally I believe it stems from “more” than encroachment […]

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Rare Spirit Bear Cub Spotted In British Columbia!

June 14th, 2016

In 23 years of research in the mountains of southern British Columbia, bear expert Michael Allen had never seen anything like the rare black bear cub with the odd coloring spotted last week hanging out with its mother near the resort community of Whistler. I have seen cubs ranging [from] black, reddish-brown, chocolate-brown to blonde […]

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Trump is All In

June 14th, 2016

Trumps speech on June 13th destroyed any hope by Republicans that he would pivot to the center or temper his language in an attempt to appear more Presidential. That moderated Trump lasted for a minute or so into his prepared remarks. Then the RealDonaldTrump returned to take advantage of this national tragedy. He doubled down […]

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First Largemouth of 2016

June 12th, 2016

Last year I caught more largemouth bass than ever before in my life. I caught some real beauties fishing from my daughter lake frontage. I never used a boat, fished at night, or used a whole lot of lures. I fished from shore and did very well thank you. One thing I wanted to do […]

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Honesty

June 12th, 2016

  One of the big issues in this campaign appears to be honesty. Just looking at the facts, the answer is obvious. As tracked by Politifact, Trump tells the complete truth only 3% of the time. Clinton tells the complete truth 23% of the time. It isnt even that Trump is telling a nuanced truth. […]

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Just Who Does Government Work For Anyway?

June 11th, 2016

A friend sent me this today and I just felt others should see it. I can’t verify if it’s all true, but I’m inclined to believe it is. How did we ever let that “gang or thieves” in Washington do all this without our vote or knowledge! It’s time “We the People” took back this […]

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Damage caused by twine left on balled and burlapped tree

June 09th, 2016

The balled and burlapped method of planting trees is very popular because it allows nurseries to dig, move and sell larger specimens than if the trees were bare-root or potted.It also makes it easier for homeowners and landscapers to plant. In landscaping, like in any other business, time is money which is why it can … Continue reading Damage caused by twine left on balled and burlapped tree

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Michigans Free Fishing Weekend: June 11 & 12th (side warning)

June 09th, 2016

Michigan’s second free fishing weekend is soon, this weekend in fact. Below are all the details. Here is my own warning for those fishing Lake Erie Saturday and Sunday, make sure you are in Michigan waters if you only have … Continue reading

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9 Foot Florida Gator Seen With Human Body In Its Jaws!

June 09th, 2016

The 9-foot alligator seen with a human body in its jaws on Tuesday has been captured and found to have human remains in its stomach. “A contract trapper for the state caught and killed a 9-foot alligator last night around 8:30,” Sgt. Gary Gross of the Lakeland Police Department tells PEOPLE. “The medical examiner examined […]

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No Recovery Of Man Who Fell Into Yellowstone Hot Springs!

June 08th, 2016

UPDATE:June 8Yellowstone National Park rangers have suspended efforts to recover the bodyof an Oregon man who fell into a boiling hot spring on Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. They were able to recover a few personal effects, park spokeswoman Charissa Reid told AP on Wednesday. There were no remains left to recover. Colin Nathaniel Scott, […]

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Dangerous Territory

June 07th, 2016

Lets start by saying that there is no place in a democracy for violence. It is the dark underbelly of our most cherished institution. We are supposed to rely on our vote rather than the threat of violence in order to effect change. That said, we have a history of political violence in this country. […]

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One of those Red Hot Days on Erie

June 06th, 2016

This past Saturday was one of those days where you could do nothing wrong, the “hooking” was so good, we actually had to take two rods out of the water! Every time we turned around there was another fish on … Continue reading

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