Monday, July 26, 2010

Hunting Gear

It's getting closer to the season.  Orvis, Cabelas, Bass Pro are all going to start their sales on hunting clothing, etc.  What is your favorite store?  Any new gear you are looking at for this year?  How about the regular stuff- like pants, jackets, shirts, dog stuff?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Step Closer

It won't be long now and these bronze muscadines will be plump and ready to fill your hand! I have black ones intertwined with these in an arbor out my side door.  When they get ripe and really sweet, the opossums and other critters drive our dogs crazy trying to get to them.  This means we are one step farther along on the RSBH Scale of Yearly time passage.  C'mon Fall!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ace and His Pup

Trying to take a picture of a puppy is not easy.  These are two peas in a pod here- I hope Cap approaches Ace in drive, stamina and intensity.  In face, I'm sure he will.

Thoughts on Voting

As I voted today on local issues, I reflected on how voting affects my passion, bird hunting.  My dad always told me that voting earns you the right to complain- no vote, don't complain (you didn't earn the right). Also, we see initiatives across the country on the ballot all intended to restrict, in some way, our sport.  Some of these sound innocuous and certainly reasonable, but then grow in to the monster of restricting access to hunting grounds, or access to guns or ammunition, all the way to restricting the training of dogs and the taking of game!  It will never happen here, right? Guess again.  I am not an alarmist, nor am I a conspiracy buff, nor do I see a gubmint agent under every bush.  I do see "educated idiots" in Washington and your state capitol potentially drafting laws that will curtail your freedom to hunt with a dog and a gun.  VOTE and stay aware of what the knuckleheads are doing in your state.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


She will be leaving for her new home tomorrow. What a sweetheart- and a nose!

Monday, July 5, 2010