Category Archives: Clothing & Accoutrements

Chasing the Makings of Squirrel Stew

Black granules tumbled. The tarnished brass measure filled. Two taps against the Northwest gun’s inner bore freed stragglers, more habit than need. Two palm-sized maple leaves, yellowed and dry, rolled to the size of a death sphere, squeaked as the … Continue reading

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“Red Fox Waits”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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Snapping Turtle is Hunting…

Thank you for asking, and yes, we are fine, and attempting to get “caught up.” For the second straight year, life has thrown us some pretty sharp curves. I never could hit a curve ball. Trying to keep a half-dozen … Continue reading

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“A New Tomahawk Handle”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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“they purchased me a new gun…”

14th November, 1763: Fog shrouded a crimson cardinal’s “whit, whit, tsu, tsu, tsu, tsu.” Now and again a brown oak leaf drifted through the mist. The oaks still held a fair number of their leaves. Crows initiated their first melee … Continue reading

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“It’s no wonder Mi-ki-naak has amnesia…”

“Cringe-worthy” best described Lt. Lang’s email. The subject line, “Today 1763,” put his message at the top of my “must read list.” I hate to break the news to the modern world, but living history takes precedence over your perceived … Continue reading

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One Cluck on a Warm Breeze…

Bushy gray tails swished. The two squirrels frolicked ten paces off the wagon trail. Elk moccasins paused. The squirrels both sat upright. The one on the left twitched its tail again and again; neither chattered or scolded. The one on … Continue reading

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“Perhaps is the promise of tomorrow…”

Saturday, 29 October 1763: Five blue jays hollered on the ridge. A silent, chipping sparrow bobbed up and down on a dainty sprig. The ruckus intensified. Blue-feathered blurs darted about like bees hovering around fresh-bloomed posies. The calm, late-afternoon air … Continue reading

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