Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Jan 29, 2017

A real Jack Hammer of a winter snowstorm rolled across the northern half of Iowa Tuesday night.  By the time daylight arrived Wednesday, my truck roof was covered with just over a foot of beautiful new snow and the white    was still coming down at a pretty good clip.  In north central Iowa – where I live — there wasn’t much wind, but up here you...

Daybreak Close Encounter

Daybreak Close Encounter

Jan 29, 2017

Local coffee shops don’t seem quite as cheery as they did a couple weeks ago.  Following several days of dark and gloomy overcast, folks are getting grouchy.  People are apparently in need of some sunlight; or at least should consider some vitamin-D supplements.    No change in weather is predicted.  By the time daybreak arrived this morning, it was...

Iowa Squirrels Offer Unique Outdoor Taste Treat

Iowa Squirrels Offer Unique Outdoor Taste Treat

Jan 18, 2017

  Iowa waterfowl hunting is done for the year. The late archery season for deer and turkeys ended January 10. Ditto for pheasants. Time has arrived for hunters to clean the shotgun and stow the rifle. Or has it? For those willing to pursue a somewhat less glamourous species, Iowa’s squirrel hunt is still on — runs until the end of the month, in...

A SEASON TO REMEMBER

A SEASON TO REMEMBER

Jan 13, 2017

The final segment of this year’s deer season presented hunters with a brutal variety of environmental challenges. With scant exception, Iowa’s late December/early January weather scene was dominated by below zero temps, minus double digit wind chills, and relentless winds. But that wasn’t the real issue. Even with minus twenty-degree or colder...

WILD TURKEY: Healthy and Traditional: It’s What’s ‘Fer Dinner

WILD TURKEY: Healthy and Traditional: It’s What’s ‘Fer Dinner

Jan 7, 2017

  Turkey & dressing. The words go together like a hand and glove. Although normally associated with Thanksgiving, turkey & dressing is a great stick to your ribs taste treat anytime you can get it. At our home, roast turkey has become a New Year’s Day tradition. The feast has only two hard and fast requirements. The turkey must be wild; the...