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5/8/2017 – 1st week of Late Spring

Finally got half of the garden planted. The daughter and granddaughter helped a lot, so I have no idea what exactly is planted where. A small price to pay for making memories. I have ran setlines the last two weekends

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Gardening

4/10/2017 – 2nd week of Middle Spring

I never got around to posting last week. For the most part it was cool, wet, and dreary. Needless to say, I didn’t accomplish much except hiding inside. During one break in the rain I was able to put together

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Gardening


Did a little more foraging this week. Was only able to find handful of hackberry fruits. A pleasant find, but it means that there won’t be much more foraging to do until next year. Ran banklines this weekend. Didn’t catch

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Foraging


Got a chance to run banklines over the weekend, but all I caught was one very big, very pissed off snapping turtle and I really don’t care for the taste of turtle. Ended up having cut one of my droplines

Posted in Animals, Daily, Fishing


I had a chance to do some more fishing, but it was mostly running banklines. Only caught one carp, but I know someone ran my lines at least once. They stacked them up along the shore. One thing I got

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Made my first batch of boilies. My base mix ratio was 1 cup all purpose flour : 1 cup yellow corn meal : 1 tablespoon salt. I bought a small bag of flour and corn meal, so I just measured

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Recipe


Researching boilies has got me to thinking about what to do with the occasional carp that might be caught. They aren’t considered a desirable fish, so many fishermen leave them to rot on the shore. Besides being wasteful, it trashes

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