Monday, September 8, 2008

Hunt Shack

The lower picture is the first picture I have of the shack where my uncle used to live. When he died, everybody expected the cabin to fall down. After about 10 years, I noticed it hasn't fallen down. After a closer look, I noticed that it was made from oak boards and had some fairly good bones. My brother and I replaced some of the foundation, hauled off a dumpster load of trash, replaced the porch, installed some salvaged windows and have started adding pine siding. For the last 15 years, I have been backpacking and deer hunting out of primitive campsites during muzzleloading season. Eventually, I plan to hunt out of this shack instead of hunting out of primative campsites way back in boonies.

The Story of the 3 little piggies

The first little piggy planted invasive plants. They eventually overwhelmed his entire landscape.

The second little piggy had a traditional landscape. She didn't know the names of the plants or their uses. The third little piggy planted a landscape that provided food and shelter for wildlife and humans.

Friday, September 5, 2008

County Fair Ribbons

I had quite a bit more loss in my refrigerated China Pearl Peaches this year than I did two years ago. Still I was able to pull out peaches which were good enough to win a ribbon at the county fair. These were put in the refrigerator on August 1 and removed on September 3. I still have some peaches left in there.
I also won a ribbon with apples, muscadines and a specialty melon.