The Weather

I really don’t think that people should knock the weather. Without it, folks would have no way of starting a conversation down here unless it was about pickup trucks. They say that the two things that man can want the most, and get caught up the quickest on is sex and rain. I have been caught up on both a time or two in my life. One is a precious memory while the other is the great flood of 1994 which had water running through all of our cottages and our old main Lodge.


The reason that I bring the subject of the weather up here is that we finally received some much-needed rain this week. We had several good killing frosts in November, but I don’t believe that a drop of rain fell during the month. All hunters know that bird dogs need some moisture on the ground for good scenting conditions. We were fine in the mornings with the dew on the ground, but the afternoons in November were tough on the dogs. However, they did a remarkable job under the conditions.


Hunting season is going very well, and open spaces on our calendar are rapidly filling in. I believe that most folks are like me. They are sick and tired of this pandemic mess and have decided to live their lives without constant fear. I can’t think of a better way to avoid any of the various strains of the Corona Virus than being out in our pristine woods enjoying God’s creation. The demand for reservations is proof of that!


Now I would like to close with just a few observations from my peculiar mind :

  1. Obviously out here in the country, we are not suffering from the rash of burglaries that I am seeing on the news. Personally. I believe that there should be an open season with no bag limit on robbers. However, for you city folks there is an upside. If you want to get rid of unwanted junk, just put it in an Amazon box, and leave it on your front porch.
  2. Death is the number one killer in the world, and health nuts are going to feel real stupid one day while lying in the hospital dying of nothing. Where I live if it ain’t fried, it ain’t died.
  3. I’m borrowing this one from the Internet- In the 60’s, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people are taking Prozac to make it normal.
  4. This thought is for old folks like me with time on their hands. If you get bored this Christmas season, drive out to your local mall. Find a great parking spot, and sit in the car with the reverse lights on. A pistol is recommended for this form of entertainment.

I would like to close by wishing everyone a Very Joyous and Merry Christmas!