Monday, October 26, 2015
I look so forward to this week to be able to enjoy their company, drink our favourite cocktails (Susan wants to try Whiskey Sours on the beach but I think I will just stick to strawberry daiquiris and margaritas) and go to our favourite spots to eat and dance the night away - ok so maybe stay up to 10pm. Watch the beautiful sunsets with our friends we have met there - Roger and Sherri - and just enjoy the walks on the beach and the sounds of the waves lapping at the shore. Our search for sea shells and other beach treasures is a daily routine.
This year I have pledged to go down the big water slide at the Trade Winds - I will be sure to get an action photo of that!!
Ladies, start your engines...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
And I want to welcome Mimi and Bob to the blog. They run Mimi's Vegetable Stand in Cottom in Southern Ontario - friends of John and Linda and any friends of John and Linda are friends of mine.
Monday, October 19, 2015
We have enough birds that we really wouldn't have missed not taking him. Today, I made partridge soup!!!!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
We had arranged for a group of 15 of us and they would prepare a special meal for us. It was soup - either mushroom or smoked ham and split pea - I had the latter and it was delicious - I really am not a split pea kind of girl but it changed my mind. Fresh dinner rolls were on the table and horseradish - you can't have a roast beef dinner without horseradish!! The main meal consisted of mashed potatoes, generous slices of roast beef and green beans and carrots. And gravy!!! And for desert we had home made apple pie and whipping cream - I even had desert and it was very very good. The service was very professional and we were all attended to by our hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed.
I am sure this won't be the last time a dinner is organized at the Post. It is nice to have such a special spot for dinner - or breakfast or lunch - in our area that is within an easy drive - but I can't speak for the conditions when winter comes. And they cater to snowmobilers as well.
Just one question for all my loyal readers who know something about hunting etiquette - when hunters on on a trail and more hunters come up behind them - should the second group of hunters who approach turn around and go back or proceed in front of the original group. This has happened to us twice where the approaching hunters have gone around us and proceeded up the trail, either spooking the birds or shooting them. I think they should turn around and go back as the first group has first dibs on the trail.
What do you think?
Monday, October 12, 2015
What a thrill that was!!!!
ps - it was the cub so no one is going to shoot him - at least not this year….
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
ps - I couldn't resist the little Halloween display I passed on BassWood Lake Road. Loved the little barfing pumpkin!!
Next summer Donn and Marlene can take us on some of their trails. Looking forward to that!!
Monday, October 5, 2015
Long story short, Rejean headed out to the blind at 6pm Sunday - I stayed home. I heard the shot at 6:30 and Rejean called me on the walkie-talkie that he had him. He stayed in the blind just to be sure the bear was dead and not just injured. I called some friends for help in retrieving the bear before it got too dark. He had only run about 50 feet before he went down. Arnold says it weighs over 200 pounds and a nice healthy male. He will be butchering it today and we will be getting some roasts and maybe some pepperettes from it.
When we went out today to put the feeders back up, I noticed an oak tree with broken branches all around the base of the tree. Looking closer you could see that all the way up to the top of the tree branches had been broken off. The bear must have been after the acorns. It must have climbed the tree and broken the branches all the way up the tree. Amazing such a big bear could climb out on those branches to break them off. It wasn't a good year for berries so they had to look elsewhere for food sources to fatten up before their hibernation.
I do feel bad about killing the bear but it did have to be done. You can't have a bear this size wandering around where people live and hope you don't run into it. After living up here for 10 years, it was the first time I was a bit scared to walk to the mailbox to get my mail.
I hope it is the last bear that we have to deal with in this way.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
We hope to get out again when Rick comes back up next week. It will be better as the leaves will be down and it will be easier to see them in the bush.
The last picture is of a Spruce Hen that flew into the tree as I was going past it. It was too close to shoot so I took out my camera and got a picture of it.