Bob the snake

Bob is a 6 foot black snake and has been hanging around for several years. Twice I have found his shed skin on my workbench in the garage where presumably he ventured in search of mice. Due to Bob, we have seen very few mice. Last July he tried to come into the...

Bear!

Not many bears so far this spring but this guy visited the Ison’s recently. Note how he reacts to Steve yelling “Git” and runs away 🙂

Fly fishing on the Tuck

Last Tuesday evening I scared some fish with David Kitchens and Mike Nervie. The weather was great and around dusk the trout were rising to feed on the hatches. I manage to catch a couple and several nibbles. All in all a great time and we saw few other fisherman that...

Buzzard attack!

I was working in the observatory last week and looked and saw what looked like a large flock of buzzards circling. After a couple of minutes they all headed off to the south west. Do they migrate for the winter?

Bear and service berries

Mr. (or Mrs.) bear paid us a visit early Tuesday morning. There are four service berry trees around the house and they are loaded with ripe berries. I have been picking them – they taste like blueberries – or shaking the limbs to get them off so bears will...

Hail storm!

Baslam was pounded by an intense hail storm yesterday starting around 1:00 PM and lasting for a good 30 minutes. We had piles of hailstones in the yard, on the deck and especially around the downspouts. Leaves on trees were shredded to bits and it sounded like it was...