One would think that as you get older, you would require more sleep. I seem to be moving in the opposite direction. Of course, the moon was almost full last night, and I must be part vampire because I never sleep worth a hoot on a full moon. I got up around 4:00 am to gaze at that beautiful moon and reflect on life in the country at this time of year. We have enjoyed one of the most pleasant springs in years in South Georgia. Watching the moonbeams sparkle and dance on the flowing water of the Flint River made me pause to give thanks to all of the brave men and women who died on foreign soils to protect our way of life. We honor those folks this Memorial Day weekend.
Let us never forget the price of freedom and the sarifices that were made for us to enjoy our way of life!
Now to our activities at hand. The quail are becoming amorous, and have begun to pair off for mating season. Since young chicks consume a lot of protein in the form of insects, we are primarily creating soil distubances and little plots to attract the bugs. I must say that there is rarely a shortage of insects and critters at this time of the year in our part of the world. Perhaps that is one of the reasons we enjoy such high quail populations. Our major food plot plantings will most likely start in the next week or so depending on the rain. We are ready to go, and our woods look great right now thanks to abundant rains and a very successful control burn earlier this spring.