I saw a deer swimming in the lake Thursday when I pulled my traps and was paddling back to the landing. It was on the cattail marsh between the lagoon and the main lake. It jumped into the water and swam across the lagoon and got out at the boat landing. On the way home from the lake I saw a nice buck whitetail at the crossroads. All I had with me was my 22 pistol. Not my idea of a good deer getter.
We went to Eureka to get some car parts and other things today. I need U-joints for both front axles. They had the more expensive ones in stock but we had then order the cheaper brand and we'll pick them up Monday. We had a little snow on the ground this morning but it all melted off by noon. When we got home we had a message from the UPS guy. My traps are in. They'll drop them off at the Post Office tomorrow. UPS won't drive up our road. They have an arrangement with the post office to drop packages off there for local delivery otherwise they call us to arrange for a time to meet them down at the pavement. Only FedEx delivers up our road!
Susan is making gravy for biscuits and gravy. The jar on the microwave has sausage patties she canned when we butchered our hogs a couple of years ago.
We pour our bas of rice into plastic buckets for long term, rodent proof storage.
As the tomatoes ripen we slice and dehydrate them.
Our onions have never kept well so we dehydrate them for long term storage.
These two pictures were taken on the way to look over the lake I mentioned in the first paragraph.
This is the river that feeds the lake.
The campground has poles with ropes and pulleys so that people camping in tents who don't have a vehicle to store food in can raise their food up to where the bears can't reach it. This is grizzly country.
A scrape below my tree stand. This is an annual occurrance here. There have been scrapes here every year for the seven years we've lived here. Several trails intersect about 10 feet to the left of the photo.
One of the open areas to the north of my tree stand.