Fine Dining — The Good Life

Fine Dining — The Good Life

Nov 21, 2015

  Migrators:  Boring into the teeth of a 30 knot NW wind at sunrise; arriving flaps down over the decoys at seven; into the apple wood stoked Weber by 5:30 and onto the table [medium rare] promptly at six.  Long grained rice, mushroom & orange segments, and baked cabbage on the side.  No frills; no fuss — just stick to your ribs good...

Home Wrecker

Home Wrecker

Nov 11, 2015

    Home Wrecker. That’s how my friend Brandon Stark has labeled the monstrous white-tailed buck currently haunting our local woodlands.  The handle stuck, and now it’s the name everyone is using when referring to this nerve shattering, four legged antlered giant. High, wide, and handsome; Home Wrecker is the kind of buck that deer hunters dream...

Aerial Ballet

Aerial Ballet

Nov 5, 2015

  Migrating Blackbirds Provide Choreographed Air Show   For those who relish the outdoors, the month of November is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year – so busy and so exciting, in fact, that making a list of all the things to do would fill pages. One of the things I eagerly look forward to in November is observing the annual...

Superior Adventure

Superior Adventure

Nov 3, 2015

North Woods Hawk Trapping    Falconer’s Phone Call Launches Superior Adventure   The big female goshawk was growing weary. Drifting southward above the Ontario wilderness, the hawk had been on the wing for a long while. Although she had killed and eaten the better part of a snowshoe hare the day before, the energy gained from that meal was waning. She...