I have found that the days when it is slow and the walleye are not biting, I will resort to bass fishing. I don't keep them, but it is fun to catch them!
Yesterday I began the tear off project of all the old shingles and completed that. After removing the shingles I made sure all the nails were flush with the wood roofing. Then added the tar paper to both sides of the roof. Today I will begin to shingle the roof and depending upon how fast this part goes will begin tearing off the old siding and replacing it. I'm hoping to finish this project soon so I can continue on some art projects that I have been working on.
I really cannot wait to be back out on the water in my kayak enjoying nature and fishing! This was at Punderson State Park in June 2017
I've started working toward the remodel of the chicken coop. I started clearing the run area that will be fenced in with wood posts and chicken wire. I want to make sure that there will not be any predators getting into this area at all.
I ordered 25 chickens and Murray McMurray is sending 1 free exotic chicken as well so there will be a total of 26 chicks arriving the week of March 25th. I'm so excited because I remember the last time I had chicks delivered it was so fun to see them all peeping in a box delivered by the post office!
I have a lot of work to do and will be documenting the entire process in a time lapse video. I started clearing the run area by removing a lot of old wood remnants, leaves and debris. I still have to remove some tree stumps and take out a couple dead trees. I like have the rest of the trees around to offer some shade and will not worry about hawks or anything dropping down in to try to get a chicken treat because there will be chicken wire or some type of bird netting running across the top as well.
The shingles already have arrived to re-shingle the roof my next days off and I will be removing the old siding and adding new siding on as well. I haven't decided on a color but I'm thinking it will probably be brown to match everything else!
I have been working on an American Goldfinch project for quite some time and had decided to finish it with oil paint instead of using acrylic. I had forgotten how long it takes for oil paints to dry. For them to fully be cured it can take up to 6 months to a year depending upon how thick the oil is. Now I remember why I stopped using oils and just used acrylic paints. I also found that the oil collects little bits of dust when I go to carve something that I may want to correct. So with that being said and not being a patient person I am going to sand this oil painting and start over with acrylic paint.
I haven't ran a half marathon in quite some time. So I decided to register for the Mill Creek Distance Classic that runs through Mill Creek Park. I ran this course years ago and was trying to find my result and couldn't locate it by looking at the results on Athlinks! So I remembered I had a photo from the race that showed my race and time. I went into the results for 2009 and sure enough under the time I finished shows "Unknown Racer"! It shows my age and location correctly, but apparently I am unknown! This made me laugh! I'm not sure what happened that year, but it is good to know that I am not going crazy in remembering if I had ran the race before!
This morning I went with my nephew Wyatt to look for deer shed antlers. It was a great way to spend time in nature and watching him learn and hear his insight on the surroundings around him in the woods and field. We then stopped and checked out Grandpa's maple syrup operation where he is boiling sap! The beautiful bluebirds were everywhere this morning too and a lovely house finch.
Ocean waves wash over time
On this shore of dreams
Haunted by a love
From long ago
Seashell echoes leave me wondering
Why vivid dreams waken me
Then I remember
I have to
Bring the beauty of the natural world inside with original artwork created by Artdoorsman.
This 9" carving of a Bluegill on kiln dried pine will warm your heart each time you see it. This makes for a great gift for the avid angler! The artwork is truly unique by combining carving and wood burning.
Includes saw tooth hanger on back to easily mount to wall.