Tag Archives: seasons

Watch out for turtles in the road!

We were driving down Rt7 in East Newport heading for the highway onramp when I noticed a couple of dark objects on the shoulder. I hit the brakes and made a turn to go back…Sure enough. Two snapping turtles were trying to cross the road. As I pulled the van over onto the shoulder and […]

The invasion of red-winged blackbirds

I was out in the yard enjoying a brief moment of sunshine during the April showers. My front yard has almost full southern exposure even though I have a lot of trees around me because I am in a little gully. The trees and shrubs thoughtfully planted by previous residents are the types that never […]

Kenduskeag Stream -1 Fat guy in a kayak -0

My wife has gotten sick of hearing me say how bad I wanna kayak down this, or that set of rapids, so¬† as we drove over the bridge in Kenduskeag she suggested I “try” kayaking down the rapids so she could get it on video. “You think I won’t?” I asked her. “Knock yourself out! […]

Snow days aren’t like they used to be!

  In the winter of ’79, I was ten-years-old. If snow was forecast for a weekday, I was excited for the chance for a snow day. For me, a snowy day began around 5 am. I would race down to the kitchen to turn on the radio and listen closely to the long list of […]

How my ungrateful kid cost me a World’s Record fish!

So I took my boy William fishing today. Since I am a pickerel slayer, I drilled 5 holes, and set the traps, then told Will to go ahead and choose where he wanted to set his traps. He’s just a beginner, so I figured I would let him fish my traps. You know, so he […]

Ice fishing on a budget…Equipment hacks!

Ice fishing is a great way to get out in the winter time to get some sun and exercise. Naturally, it is also a very good way to catch fish too! Getting started can be expensive, and storing gear can get messy. No worries! I have been ice fishing since high school, and on a […]

Something must be wrong…I had a GOOD day of fishing!

I’ve said it before…”If I claimed to be a lousy fisherman, I would be bragging!” and I PROMISE! It is the truth! With a rod and reel, I would be lucky to get so much as a nibble from the proverbial fish in a barrel if they hadn’t eaten in a week! But that is […]

Ratchet straps, cargo hooks and fence posts: Not your typical ice fishing gear

I have this buddy who claims to LOVE fishing…But apparently he doesn’t consider ice fishing to be in the same category, so after a poor night’s sleep a few years back he decided to stand me up for a planned day out on the ice…Instead, he suggested we do something more amusing…like some mid-winter yard […]

A WISE man would NEVER tempt karma, and Mother Nature!

I’ve lived in an elderly mobile home since 2009. I have learned LOTS of things in that period of time! Things like how to bleed my own furnace line. As many times as my furnace has gelled for not using a winter blend, stalled because of frozen water built up in the filter, or simply […]

I thought I was all ready for ice fishing season. Then I discovered I had been sabotaged!

Without a doubt, ice fishing is one of my all-time favorite activities, because it is SO MUCH more than just fishing! I mean there are SO many things you can do while you are ice fishing: Hang out on the ice with friends, cooking, listen to music, ride snowmobiles/ATVs, sit in a comfy chair and […]