Monday, September 28, 2009

Smokin' on the Beaver

Good friend Jeff, in Waunetta, Ne extended an invitation to attend a BBQ competition in Atwood KS. last Friday, & Saturday.

Grilling, smoking... of course I will go !

Sign that greets everyone
(Click On Pics to enlarge)

There were venders with pellet feeding smokers and digital timers, and thermometers

 Checking out the friendly competition

Smokers of all shapes and sizes (I like this one because of the pheasants)

Photo of one to look like a full size helicopter
(this fella is the one who started this event 7 years ago)
and also was giving out samples of BBQ alligator tail .. Good..

 This is his sign

some signs of participants

BBQ Boys

John Deere or Harley ?

Old scooter, not a Cushman

Our neighbors had a big dog he had to weigh about 100 pounds

Billy & Jeff the ones who invited us (Thank You)

Ed and Becky Cutting the brisket that we cooked for 20 hours on low heat, even using the stove in the camper to cook while we slept.

Not bad

Photo of Becky after turning in the meat and beans to be judged, time to relax,  listen to the live bands, or watch Colorado Rockies Baseball, and visit with other folks.

I took Cody with me to keep an eye on him after the de-con episode, he did very good and I had a super good time.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trip to the Vet

Late this afternoon, I had Cody on a long rope and he was able to get over to the next business, with a open back door.
He was messing around the overhead door rail, checked on him and discovered he was eating de-con rat poison.

Made a mad frantic rush to the vet office, they induced vomiting, fed him charcoal (to absorb any left over poison) and gave us vitamin K pills. He needs to take 2 pills per day for 6 weeks. And then have his blood checked for good clotting.

He seems to be ok, I will keep a close watch on him for awhile.

MAN -O- MAN are puppies alot of work and worry..

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Weather service inaccurate forcasting

So, if the global warming zelots are so confident about their predictions.  Why can't they correctly predict a snow storm Hummmm.

today from the weather service:  
Meteorologist Crystal Egger - Wednesday Morning

An eastward shift in our storm means we will NOT see heavy snow in the mountains and foothills today. In fact, all Warnings & Advisories have been cancelled for these areas.

No wonder over 70% of the population does not believe the government..!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Winter weather

Yes, snow is in the forecast already my friends, but most of you don't have to worry about it. The snow is happening where winter always comes early, in the high mountains of the West. The Colorado Rockies will get the brunt of this winterlike storm with 6-12 inches of snow expected above 6,500 feet. Even the foothills just west of Denver will pick up some snow late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. There will be a mix of rain and snow in Denver itself and nearby localities.
The early season snowfall is being caused by a cold core low pressure system centered over the western Plains. Because the coldest air is always aloft with these disturbances, higher elevations get the snow while lower elevations do not.

Soooo much for global warming !!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cold and windy day

Woke up to rain, we have had 1/4 inch so far, temperature of 38deg.

Pheasant Season is only 5 weeks away, time to start getting familiar with the shock/beeper collar, especially the sound of the beeper.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A day for football

a day for football, and working at the store and  web site..

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sale at the Pond Store today

we are having a 25%off sale this weekend


Check Out

Flower and Veggie seeds

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More preperation for bird hunting

Cody and I traveled to Bennett Colorado, (which we try to do once per week when not traveling).

Took Cody to the training field with lots of diverse cover and had him search for birds and get accustomed to the commands of whoa and come, it is starting to make sense to him, also to become familiar with cactus and various weeds and hazards we encounter in this part of the country.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Training continues

Cody is growing and growing, he is a little taller than Libby now, and his color is changing.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back Home

 Saturday evening was quite rainy, enjoyed watching baseball games, and enjoying an episode of Deadwood, low temp overnight was 34 deg. the furnace worked very well.

After de-constructing the camp, returned home Sunday afternoon, a pretty uneventful trip traffic wise,  the aspen trees are turning on the higher mountain sides making for a very enjoyable ride.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Goats Thurs

Fred giving Rob some hair

Did a little fishing this morning

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Goats 09 day 1

Left the Denver area about 9am on tues

Truck and camper ready to go with the Goat sign on the door

Setting up Goat camp with son Chris, his father and brother in-laws, Bob (father) Rob (brother) and grandfather Jim (who I winter with in Yuma Az )

Rob is wiring up the palm trees, Chris is installing the 4 - 6 volt batteries and 1000 watt inverter..

Camp set up at night

Haven't figured out how to take a digital picture without the flash, in a couple of days I will make a video that will show the lights better (battery went dead on the camera.. need to find charger.

Monday, September 7, 2009


The hunting dogs and I prepare for future trips around the west and Midwest every fall and winter.

We as a family prepare in the spring and summer for the coming fall and winter , since we are a seasonal business.

With the political climate changing, now I have decided to prepare for the unexpected.

During the late summer I attended classes for defensive firearms training, the class runs for 1 full day starting at 7:45am till 7pm. (well worth your time) for anyone considering checking out a program like this one, here is their web site Profireusa

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Restocking and preparing for the next trip

After cleaning out the suburban, I am preparing for our next adventure, In Salida, Colorado.

Plans are to, prepare a pheasant bbq feast for folks, Recieved the BEST Itilian sausages, and brats known to man from the Brat house in Aurora Co. from chef Rick.

I am also going to prepare the doves we acquired (on the trip to Nebraska), the same way we do the pheasants, to compare the taste between the two.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Back from dove hunting

interesting series of events for this opening day of dove season.
1st. traveled on Sunday taking a alternate route to see what it is like, take about 2 hours more to get to Cabala's in Sidney Ne. ( but what the hey, I am not in a hurry )

Headed out to southwest Ne. for the final destination to shoot doves, got word in route that I needed to return to home base and fill 2 large orders ( for our company).

So, went ahead and delivered the camper to the hunting spot and dropped the trailer, returned to home base to go back to work, worked till 10 pm. then got some sleep.

Arose the next morning, Tues. actual opening day of dove shooting, finished up work and left for the dove shooting area at about 2pm.

During the return trip to the camper, received word from brother of the farmer, where the camper is parked, that the land is rented to another party and they do not want us there, even after acquiring permission from the land owner.

Sooooo, we returned to Waunetta, dropped by the place another farmer friend, informed him of our situation, he offered a place for shooting doves after playing a couple games of "pitch" ( I know nothing about the game of pitch and still won the first game) beginners luck !

Another friend, Jeff offered to have us park the camper at his place ( same fella that has us stay during pheasant season).

So, on the second day of dove season, we journey out to the hunting spot.

Not alot of doves, but, got some shooting in, I had taken Cody with me on the trip, I got him from the truck and introduced him to the scent of dove, and had him try and locate a downed dead bird in grass cover, after about 5 minutes, he found the bird, not bad for a 8 month old. Hunted 'till 10 am. and called it a day.

Wed. the third day of dove shooting, we returned to the hunting spot and used our dove decoys (forgot them in the trailer the previous day). had many more doves to shoot at and bagged about 10 birds, had Cody find 2 more downed birds and left him out while firing the shotguns, he enjoys the sound of the guns. ( a very good development ) .

Friday came and we packed up and traveled back home to re-supply, rest and prepare for next week to attend the WADI, a gathering of the International Order of the Rock Mountain Goats.

Leaving Tues and hope to stay in the rocky mountains for 6 days..

untill then ??