We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Had a fine New England hunt today with Gwynnie, another pal, and the new pup. We did manage to bag a few birds. This enthusiastic young Lab (only his third real hunt) puts on a good point. I think it would be a shame to train the point out of him, but some folks like a Lab to flush the bird right away.
More photos on continuation page below:
Duck marsh, fully frozen over:
We call these "God pictures," but I need a better camera:
On the menu: Indian Pudding, Homemade Pumpkin Pie, Corned Beef Hash, and Irish Coffee:
One a great hunter, the other, I sometimes wanted to shoot.
Both lovely friendly dogs.
The one I sometimes wanted to shoot was the father of the great hunter, so, you can never tell.
The father fell down an open manhole, and spent 28 days there, in his early man/doghood, before being rescued by a city crew. Smelled to high heaven and was very thin for awhile. So maybe he was a little disoriented when it came to hunting.
Ohio season ended today. Population is slowly recovering helped by State and private releases. Population was severly depleted (along with the Quail) during the 1977 and '78 winters and the coyote increases have not helped.
That's a nice looking pup. I would not discourage his point.
Restaurant, Pat's Kountry Kitchen, is is Old Saybrook, and it is famous for its Clam Hash.
"Pat’s Kountry Kitchen is located right off of I-95 in Old Saybrook , CT. They have a friendly, homey atmosphere and fabulous food. For the past several years they have been voted best family dining by Connecticut Magazine. One of the house specialties is clam hash. You’ve got to try it… It was great!"