Sunday, December 24, 2017

A Winter Walk.

Susie laced up her Christmas gift from Beau and we were off on our 23rd  Christmas Eve Hike. 
 We awoke to a dusting of snow, got our chores done and we were off.
Ever since we made the move to the country, to the old school house
We've made it a point to get off our a$$ and do a hike.  No matter what the weather. 
 This year it was just the two of us along with the two dogs.  We're disappointed we can't be with Beau this year and we've already made plans to make sure that we can all hike together next year. 
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Out With The Boys In The Woods

 First stop, Wet a line.  One short strike.
 Stop!  Safety first.
Todd, Casey and Ron pinging a few cans with bb guns and 22's.

 Ready     Aim     FIRE!
 Big ideas and small talk.
Browning Buckmark 22

Saturday, December 2, 2017


 We sat around the fire in Issac's cabin
 We drank a toast to friends.
Another Namaste + Cheers GIVES BACK in the books! Huge thanks to everyone who came out to bend, have a brew and support the Bellevue Bread Basket. Cheers!
We enjoyed a sunset and a latti and drank a toast to loved ones.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Little Family Time

 Family hike

 Cat rescue 
 Steve and the boys
Bob and Steve's 75th

Saturday, November 18, 2017


 A quick run to the stream before the party
 I set Beau up with a pole with a poor real just to make sure he didn't catch too many
 One and done 
Still better than sitting around watching football.
Post party outing *50 plus and sunny
 Beau had his first native brown within five minutes.
 his second one was much larger.
And number three catch and release.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


 I love this.... Just another Thursday night in Jackson Co.
 Three school teachers hanging in the hut.
 Go Hawks!
 After being weaned on kesslers
 you start to appreciate the finer things.
Thank you Clayton!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

BEE/Hoop House.

 Tom and Jerry.  Just the two of us working on the BEE/Hoop House.
 8' X 12' clea corrugated polycarbonate roof panels 
 Not there yet but a step in the right direction.  This structure will provide the bees with a well protected winter shelter and maybe they'll have a little better success surviving the cold winter months.
After cutting a load of fire wood and blocking it up a guy deserves a little stream time.
No luck today but Mart gets the good boy scout award for picking up trash.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Overcast Fall Morning.

Another  stretch of Driftless water.
 Jace and I hit the stream for a little 
Sunday outting
Jace went up stream so I went down stream.  I missed one and caught another at the first pool.
 Down below I hit several nice pools, with no luck. 
 Ever;y time I thought about heading back I'd see another nice little ripple just a few yards down stream
I did pull one more from a small little pool under an overhanging root.