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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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The Hunt 2015 – Day Eight

We dressed very warmly today and went out once again. We saw nothing of interest but a poacher and lots of fresh tracks. The poacher was sitting in a truck with a rifle handy and high-beam lights illuminating “our” opening … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Seven Point Five

Well, we finally had a break in the crazy non-winter weather, a real, honest to Goodness, Colorado Low brought in a bit of snow, cold temperatures and wind. As unpleasant as that is for hunters, it’s also unpleasant for deer … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Seven

Well, this is a new record, seven days of hunting deer without any good chance. I think the deer have won. It’s not fair… They’ve had the slowest start to winter ever. No snow. Not even cold. They’re just lying … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Six

This day, I dressed more lightly for walking. The forecast was for gusty winds but it was almost calm. I just walked a bit when I became cool. It worked. I was very comfortable. The worst event of the day … Continue reading

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