Tag Archives: hunting

On Retirement

I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading

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Not A Sniper

“This was a mobile shooter who had written manifestos on how to shoot and move, shoot and move, and that’s what he did” See Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed, suspect ID’dThe title of TFA quoted on the right is simply … Continue reading

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Yes, There Are Still Some Good Things In Life!

You’d never know it listening to Trump and some of the commentators here, but good things do happen, good things, like the discovery of some good edible mushrooms growing on a pile of firewood… These are a variety of Coprinus … Continue reading

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Pests

OK, I’ve dealt with mosquitoes in the yard but in the last two days I’ve picked up several wood ticks. I don’t yet have mature trees. These guys walked ~100 yards or so from the neighbours’ yards. They climb up … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve probably had the last snowfalls replaced by April’s showers. I’ve started hundreds of tree seeds sprouting indoors. A bunch of trees from nurseries and other perishable stock are being queued up to ship … Continue reading

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Murdering Bastards Make The World A Better Place

“Several explosions have struck Brussels airport and the metro system, causing at least 13 deaths, Belgian media say. Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT). An hour later, an explosion hit Maelbeek … Continue reading

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This Dog Don’t Hunt

“Fingerprints of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam have been found in a Brussels flat raided this week, Belgian prosecutors say. State broadcaster RTBF says he may have escaped during Tuesday’s police raid, in which one suspect was shot dead.” See Brussels raid: … Continue reading

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Fruits and vegetables

“According to the Consumer Price Index, food prices increased by four per cent from Jan. 2015 to Jan. 2016. But fresh vegetables alone were up 18 per cent. For example, just in December, the price of tomatoes shot up by … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016!

I’m so old a new year is becoming tedious but I have plenty of reasons to embrace 2016. I’m not so old I can’t have ambitions and achieve them in a new year. Last year, TLW and I got a … Continue reading

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Shooting Prone – No Method For A Gentleman…

I went shooting today. Actually, I mostly did a lot of fetching and carrying and a young man tested some ammunition I’d made up and a new rifle. The weather was beautiful: just above freezing with some sun and very … Continue reading

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Grouse

Folks here have a lot to grouse about. I have actual grouse in the yard. Here are some right by my doorstep. I just opened the front door and shot them, photographically. Hunting is not allowed in my neighbourhood however, … Continue reading

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Why I Love 8mm Mausers

Chuckle. I just got banned from a forum on firearms. The resident troll was the moderator. So, I guess I’ll be writing here more often about firearms. One of the first rifles I ever bought was a Mauser 98k in … Continue reading

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