Saturday, August 19, 2017

Old School

Some old school, past tense, horsedrawn stuff is still pretty good.


.....and it is just so hard to clean fish on an e-newspaper.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Solstice Blues



Inducing decay
to induce waiting
for a future yield
so it goes with Shiitake hope............

A storm damaged red oak seemed the perfect size for the try, the attempt, the next thing, project, whatever.  It's top had been completely snapped off about twenty five feet from the ground.  Still alive, it may have made it, these oaks being tough tough dudes.  No match however, for the Stihl with its newly filed chain racing through it like a hot knife through a cold block of lard. Really ?  Well, at any rate, short work was made of the young oak. Zip Zop

Nine sticks between four and six inches will get the the drill hole inocculation method of spawn transplantation.
Spawn.
There I said it again
Spawn
One more time
Spawn
it's a good word


Already we tilt back toward Autumn
What will be, a year hence
Fruit
Shiitake hope








Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Arboreal shellfish



Both the fishing and the weather have been pretty poor
But a few oysters are in the forest.

Friday, May 19, 2017

First spear



I have been lucky enough to be outdoors a fair amount this spring, and have dined on two occasions on the early wild greens. Ramps, sting nettles and fiddleheads all boiled together in the pot. Fish or venison on the side. But now this evening, back from the walk a bout with the dogs, this one lone scepter of asparagus caught my attention. The light waning.........
Of course I ate it right there.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Proper Cropper

Brooks and Fife were working the bullrushes with minnows and bobbers
I was flinging a wooly bugger with tri-colours
It was early in the season and the cold water had not touched fifty
the fly caught three and lost two
they caught two combined
"What do you call that fly?" Brooks inquired
"It's just a ubiquitous woolly bugger" says I
"Well, seems a proper cropper then" says Brooks
and a fly gets a name..................