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rrrmamma, So glad to hear your mother is doing better!

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rrrmamma, so glad to hear your mom is feeling better, will keep you all in my prayers!

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One Wednesday, David and I are going to go steelhead fishing.  I will be the first time we have fished for trout together since 1980 when I sold my big boat.  While we've done a lot of fishing for walleye and panfish in the intervening years this will be an entirely new fishing technique for him. 

 

While there are a few locations a little closer, I want to go to a river about 140 miles from us that flows into Lake Michigan and has a much larger population of steelhead than the closer rivers.  The rain today and the warmer temperatures should bring a fresh run of spawning fish into the river.  While the dark fish that have over wintered in the river are exciting to catch they are nothing like the bright silver fresh run fish in their fighting ability.

 

It is supposed to be 70 degrees and even if we don't catch anything, the combination of beautiful scenery, the sunshine, and spending non work related time with my son will make it a wonderful day.

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #4764 of 5428

Good luck with the fishing trip.Sounds great. Enjoy the shared time.

Greetings from Camolot Farms. 25 + mixed chickens, 1 wolf dog, 1 crazy rescue shepherd, 2 Great Pyr's. Many yellow barn cats, Scottish Highland Cattle and sheep are on the way. I'm a hatchohholic and proud of it. This was supposed to be our retirement!!!! LOL
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Greetings from Camolot Farms. 25 + mixed chickens, 1 wolf dog, 1 crazy rescue shepherd, 2 Great Pyr's. Many yellow barn cats, Scottish Highland Cattle and sheep are on the way. I'm a hatchohholic and proud of it. This was supposed to be our retirement!!!! LOL
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Have a great time Sam! Sounds like a lot of f
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herb garden.jpgAn update on the garden progress! This is my herb garden

 

This is a new Azalia bed

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One of 4 vegetable gardens

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The strawberry bed

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And of course, who can live without flowers!

 

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Things are starting to grow, and the weather has definatly warmed up down here in Alabama. No matter what the calander may say, it is SPRING!!!!

 

 

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post #4767 of 5428

Looks like you've been busy Laura!  Nice work!

 

Soooo jealous of your pool too!

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Count the campfires by glowing flames, never by the ashes that fall. Count your days by the golden hours, don't remember clouds at all. Count the nights by stars, not by shadows. Count your life by smiles, not by tears. And with joy on every birthday, count your age by friends-not years.
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Love your garden, just beautiful work!

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BYC Member since 4/11/2002 Welsummers and Champagne d'Argents

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Have a good day fishing Sam, hope the fish are easy on ya!  

Count the campfires by glowing flames, never by the ashes that fall. Count your days by the golden hours, don't remember clouds at all. Count the nights by stars, not by shadows. Count your life by smiles, not by tears. And with joy on every birthday, count your age by friends-not years.
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Count the campfires by glowing flames, never by the ashes that fall. Count your days by the golden hours, don't remember clouds at all. Count the nights by stars, not by shadows. Count your life by smiles, not by tears. And with joy on every birthday, count your age by friends-not years.
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Late yesterday afternoon while checking the weather reports I discovered that the river west of me that flows into Lake Michigan was mere inches below flood stage.  If had rain quite heavily on the west side of the state causing the high water levels.  Conditions not the least suited to fishing.

 

With that information I decided that we would fish a river in the southeast corner of the state that flows into Lake Erie.  While Monday's storm hadn't deposited that much water on my area apparently it had dropped a considerable amount of rain in others areas in that watershed.  We arrived at the launch site just as the son was making its appearance.  Much to my disappointment the water was high and flowing fast.  The water level was almost 3' higher than the last time I had fished there.  The land end of the dock at the boat launch was now 70-80' from the current water's edge.

 

After much deliberation we opted not to attempt to launch.  That the river contains too many snags and log jams that are now under water.  We could easily be push into them by the raging current.  Not a risk a was willing to take.

 

Hopefully it will be better next time.

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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