Thursday, November 24, 2011

Some Flies & Jigs

Just trying to get through Winter, and Fall isn't even over yet. Here are some flies and jigs I've been tying in anticipation of next Spring.

Damsel Fly Nymph

Baby Perch

Orange Blossom Special

Wanna Be Crappie Fly

Crappie Jig

Wanna Be Crappie Jigs

Black Nose Dace

With any luck at all, we ought to have some Crappie Filets next Summer.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Putting The Garden to Bed

Winter is on the way and it's time to put the garden to bed. After weeding each bed, I covered the ground with grass trimmings to help keep the weeds down.

Then I cover each bed with a screen to keep the cats out.

Every bed is done with the exception of the parsnips. I remember dad digging parsnips out of the garden with a couple of feet of snow on the ground, so I left them in.

The Five Leaf Grape Ivy is heavy with fruit.

And the Mountain Ash is also heavy with berries. I'm afraid it's going to be a heavier than normal winter.

We had lettuce, carrots, parsnips, zucchini, acorn squash, string beans, cucumbers, Swiss chard, tomatoes, peppers and herbs this year. It's been a good harvest.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Great Day At The Lake

My partner Sean and I decided to give Clear Lake a try and see what happens.

We were on the water about 7:30 and fished till close to noon. The water temp had cooled some, but I didn't get a reading. I started with a White Magic with red spot and red border, and Sean started with a Perch Scale F7 Flatfish.

I got a strike right off, but didn't hook up, and Sean had no action for about an hour. I switched to a Red Magic and Sean put on a brass colored Highland Fling. I hooked and landed 1 fish while Sean kept getting strikes and no hookups. After a while Sean landed a fish, then another, so I switched to a brass Highland Fling also.

We managed to come off the lake with a limit of fish, and most were caught on the Highland Fling. They are a very small spoon that's cut from a flat piece of brass in the shape of a fish. Then it's bent in 2 places and carries a single hook. We drug those behind a Cowbell for me and a Giant Cowbell for Sean. We each caught 5 fish with Sean landing 2 Rainbows and 3 Browns. I caught all Browns, one of which looked a lot like a Tiger Trout. Great day on the water and trout for dinner. How can you beat that?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

1st Haircut & Grooming

Today, our "Lads" had their first professional bath and haircut. We thought that Dexter (the black & white) would be the most difficult. But, it turned out to be that Oliver (the black) raised the biggest Hoop-La. We took them to Pet Smart and Dexter went right in, but Oliver needed some prodding. When we dropped them off, they both suffered some separation anxiety, but Oliver voiced his concern the loudest. During their baths, neither liked it much and the same thing was true about their drying and grooming, but Dexter voiced his dismay more prominently and was the most difficult. When we picked them up, they both were excited to get back home and be with Mom & Dad. The previous pictures are "Before & After" pictures.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Almost 9 Months Old Now

Our great granddaughter is almost 9 months old now and I hope she never loses her dimples. Her name is Kaiya.

What a charmer!

When did "Happy Hour" end?

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Quilt for our Newest Great Grand Child

Her name is Lexis Elisabeth Whitman. She was 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20 inches long. Here is a picture of the quilt that here Great Grand Mother made for her. She was born to our Grand Daughter Heather in Lewiston Idaho on November 17, this year. Her father, Chris, is serving overseas for our world's freedoms. May the Lord bless all three of them.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

St. Joe River, Idaho

I'm tired of the construction around our house so I'm posting a more pleasant picture to look at when you log into my blog.