Saturday, June 25, 2016

River Time

 There she blows!
 Off the river and on tour
 Larry and Sue's
Another fishing stop 
So maybe I exaggerated when I told Ava about the fish. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kayaking the upper Iowa

Too thin to plow,  too  muddy to fish and too thick to drink.
But that wasn't the case at the Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah.

 We checked out nearly every trout stream in North East Iowa but the recent rains caused all to run high and muddy. 
Mart and I kayaked from Kendalville to Bluffton it was a beautiful stretch of river with lime stone bluffs that rise close to 300 feet above the river.  
 Grillaxing after an afternoon out on the water.

 Nice cord wood construction at a county park.

Monday, June 13, 2016


 June is here and projects are in full swing.  Susie's sculpture is mounted along the lane.
 Family gathering in P-ville
 Fishing with Maxine at the trout stream on a hot day.
 I removed the 150+ year old flag pole to make room for the AC unit.
 Pad prep
 Central air unit installed...  Thanks to Wally for bustin his but with the instillation.
 Mud room prepped and everything must go.
 Including the sink!
 Fishing with Mart.
 Enjoying the beauty of the Driftless Valley
 Gorilla Art near a wing dam north of the cabin
 Enjoying the view at home
 Relaxing at the mill
Hangin with friends in hats.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


 American White Pelican numbers have been increasing steadily at a rate over the past ten years due to the abundance of available food.
 Flying up the river with the wind in our hair
 We hit one stretch of shore line where the Northern's  were quite active.  Ron landed this one while I had a hog break my line.  
 I did manage to land a few bass
 Jace worked the fly rod out at Todd's pond while I checked out the bees.
Lilly, our 20 year old cat relaxes in the pole barn while Susie and I relax by the grill.