Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Some small adjustments were in order to accommodate the snow conditions
Frequent Buck Snorts were heard echoing in the hardwoods as the cold conditions had noses running like a sap tree.
Hot cocoa was requested and has fast become a favorite with our gang.
The leader of the Buck Snort gang cooking in the snow.
We have enjoyed our time in the woods checking out the tracks in the fresh snow.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
A very refreshing change of scenery this week as the fresh snow turned the grey and brown of late fall into a beautiful white tapestry
I took this same shot recently in a previous Post below, you can compare the two and really see what an amazing change has occurred in such a short time.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The stoves have a hopper that holds about 70 lbs of pellets so you only have to fill them once a day, just dump in one of the 40 lb bags and walk away.
The pellets are made from premium natural hardwoods and have a very low moisture content so your not expending precious energy burning off water. These pellets have the official seal of approval from the Vt Teddy Bear in residence.
You can buy them a bag at a time or by the ton which is what we do. This is what your wood pile looks like all stacked in the garage high and dry and ready when you are.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
There is some interesting color combinations to capture this time of year.
I hope you can see in this picture some of that "clear" stuff is coating these fresh Beaver cuts.
Friday, November 28, 2008
These Beaver's know how to handle a Vermont winter, they build a snug lodge and stock it with plenty of good food and wait for spring to come again.
> I had a hard time timing these shots, they were under water and would just pop up long enough for one quick shot.
On my way out I spotted this Muskrat enjoying the little bit of open water under this culvert.
Everything is beautiful in its own time.
Thank's for checking in.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The weather lately has not been the best for photography or biking so I have been getting into some indoor projects. The knife's pictured below have been modified from their original shape, shortened and re profiled to my liking. The results were gratifying the end result is a very functional knife that is at home in the kitchen or in the field. Handles are another endeavor, I enjoy watching them take shape, each one comes out slightly different.
This project features a commercial blade fitted to a custom handle that I fitted, sanded and stained.
Another project that is waiting is to seal and mount this great old nest that we harvested at the end of the season.