Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Rendezvous with an Old Hen…

Two wild turkeys squabbled. The rampage continued longer than most; the altercation sounded unresolved. An hour after first light the two began dithering at each other, on the ground, to the south. Blue jays screamed, adding a sense of intensity … Continue reading

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“Swamp Hollow Woodsmen”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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Temptation Teased…

Temptation teased. Three broad green blades of prairie grass rolled between sweaty palms. A greasy, blackened thumb pressed the tangled ball into the Northwest gun’s muzzle. The young turkey’s gray pate again popped up in the deep grass and yellowing … Continue reading

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“Got Scalping Knife?”

  A fall project (and it probably will become an ongoing project) requires an English-style scalping knife, maybe two. I say two, because I have a journal entry where a knife was intentionally broken to meet a specific circumstance. I … Continue reading

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“Oh What a Beautiful Morning!”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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An Existence Based on Survival

Silence invoked a peaceful solace. Snowflakes drifted. Subdued yellows backlit the oaks and cedars on the far hill. A broken-over sedge grass leaf, brown and wispy, twitched. On the west side of the big swamp, out in front of a … Continue reading

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