Tag Archives: outdoors

The “Mighty Hunters”…and me

Let me tell you how my son’s first deer hunt went. I want to warn you that our guide for the day, fellow blogger John Floyd, and my son William will try to tell you something different. Let me assure you that everything I am about to tell you is entirely accurate. I swear it’s […]

Getting up close and personal with your food

I believe that¬†everybody should get up close and personal with their food at least once. It is something I have always tried to teach my son. We have grown food in a garden and collected eggs from our hens, and we have caught fish.               Most recently, my son […]

My son’s first hunt

October 1st was a perfect day for a boy’s first hunting trip ever. The sun was out, and it was warm. Intermittent clouds kept it from being too warm. While the start of the day was later than I would have liked, it didn’t really matter. I was going hunting. With my son. And we […]

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!

Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for me. Being a great guy, […]

How to change a tire (humor)

Doug Alley

You are driving down the road. You hear a popping sound, and your vehicle begins to behave like it is being buffeted by heavy winds. It takes a moment for you to process things before you realize you have a flat tire. The important thing is, you have NOT lost controlled and crashed! That is […]

Worried about tick-borne illnesses? Get ticks tested for free!

Many of you know that I am not a big fan of ticks. They have literally prevented me from enjoying outings in the woods. I rarely venture out of my chicken patrolled yard. I hate ticks. I think we should use DDT for a number of years to reduce ticks, and many other insects that […]

Have you heard of “Hike and Bike to Chance”?

A couple of ladies have taken up a cause, and it is one you should check out! My good friend Alicia is one of the co-founders of this cause, and I would appreciate it if you take a look at what she has to say, and then do what you can to help! TAKE IT […]

The black fly report

Greetings one and all! First, I want to thank you all for participating in ‘Operation Feast On a Fat Guy’ Over 372,000 black flies from the greater Newport area participated, and in the end close to 600,000 were able to take part in the all you can eat buffet when we captured an unprotected man […]

The “Little Farm Orchestra”

I’m sitting here on a rainy Monday morning listening to music of a rare kind. There is no real rhythm, or tune. The only beat comes from the dripping of the eaves onto the¬†various bowls, buckets, and wooden items below, and it has no pattern you can follow. The horn section is filled with the […]

My goats eat an awful lot like sheep. Or… My sheep look and awful lot like goats!

Sheep and goats are similar in many ways. They can look alike at times, they both make “baaaah” noises that are similar, and most significantly they are both ruminants. Animals like cows, deer, and moose are also ruminants, along with giraffes and camels. Ruminants have 4 chambered stomachs, and regurgitate partially digested food to chew […]