The cold grip of winter is slowly giving way to spring, and myself and the dogs are very happy about it.
On Tractor Chains, Snowstorms, and a Thorny Question of Time
Time is different when you’re retired. It slows down. But you know what doesn’t slow down? Snowstorms.
I Never Knew I Could Run So Fast In My Underwear
About 1:30 in the morning I’m awakened to the sound of big floppy ears swatting the side of my dog’s head. Even asleep, my ears are finely tuned to certain sounds, like gunshots, thunder, puking dogs, Salma Hayek’s sultry voice (never happened, but I’m ready if it does) and, in this case, Hudson’s shaking head. It’s HudsonSpeak for “Take me out to pee, Hooman.” Being well into my sixty-first year, and possessing a prostate of …
Chainsaw Diary: Spring 2022
If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to, well, I’ve been up to my neck in woods for the last couple months.
Grouchy Loner Enters 7th Decade, Woods; Vows to Avoid Doctors, Tacos
I turned sixty the other day, and I feel great. At least that’s what the nurses told me…
A Christmas Miracle (but not the one you’re thinking of)
You won’t believe what happened to me and my dog on this very cold and snowy Christmas Morning, but this story is absolutely true.
Confession: I Beat My Mother
I’ve lived out here in your woods for twenty-two years, and if I’ve learned anything at all I’ve learned to not take shit from Mother Nature.
Hot All Week
This morning at 10:00 a.m. I checked the temperature in the shade of our deck. It said 90°(F). That’s 90°. In the shade. At ten in the morning. I don’t enjoy heat waves. My comfortable temperature range goes from 25° to 85°. So while I’m cool with cool, hot ain’t so hot. These temperatures are supposed to stay with us all week and will probably continue in the 90’s for most of the summer. How …
Too Hot to Blog
It’s Too Hot to Blog!Summer has finally arrived, and we’re getting it good and hard. It’s in the mid 90’s (my comfort level runs from 65° to 85°). The dogs are coping. Beorn is spending his days in the basement where it’s a cool and constant 65°. This is Hudson’s first summer and he doesn’t seem to even notice because he’s got a new playmate. The neighbors have a 6-month old German Shepherd pup, Kairo. …
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