This post is a milestone of sorts for me. It is in fact my 800th. post while writing for the Monroe Evening News. If you would of asked me a few years back if I thought I had that many “post” in me I probably would of said “no.” I’ve enjoyed writing about our family exploits, but had always hoped to get more input from outside the family. I enjoy hearing about others experiences in the great outdoors. Over the years a few acquaintances have keep me “up to date” on their activities, but not as many as I would of liked to have heard from.
I have a vary large family, and many of them hunt and fish, so come fall there seems to be plenty to write about. I have six children myself and eleven grandchildren, and it’s getting harder to juggle all my grandfatherly responsibilities plus the time and effort that goes into writing . I am seriously considering “hanging up” the blogging business. I’m sure I’ll miss it, but I’m also sure I won’t be sitting around twiddling my thumbs!
I average around 50 people per day viewing my blogs which isn’t going to set the world on fire. I truly appreciate those that are regular readers, and the input several of you have given over the years. I find that now that we own a cabin up north I am skipping many days between post, which probably isn’t fare to some of my readers. So I’m going to mull thing over this weekend as we head north again, and see what I come up with. I’m sure there will be at least a few more good stories in me as hunting season is just around the corner.
The picture above was taken at one of my favorite places in all the world to be-the Baldwin bear camp. If the bear aren’t cooperating then the “brookies” always do! Nothing taste better than a skillet full of fresh caught brook trout. Even though I did not draw a permit this year, I may go to camp just to catch some trout and deep fry them for dinner! Sounds good to me!