Lots of changes. Summer to fall, warm to cool, longer days to longer nights... Tim's mother has also decided to make some changes and has made arrangements to move into a retirement home. So things have been busy with cleaning her house out and getting it ready to sell. It's listed this week and we hope it sells quickly.
Today is the first day of bowhunting season. Neither of us are planning to hunt until the weekend at the earliest. Will see what the days bring. The rut won't start for a few weeks yet and the bush is still pretty thick with leaves - I'm not in any big hurry.
Tim was up north last weekend with some friends to do some trail clearing and maintenance on the shack. One the guys just bought a nice ATV and they made good use of it to get work done. I picked up a foot-operated log splitter at CT this week (on sale!) so that should help with the firewood up there. Am hoping that the next trip they'll be able to enjoy less drudgery and more sitting in the woods.
Peter, who went along, is an amazing cook. Have a look at the feast he made for them on Saturday night. Tim said that Peter just about wore a trail back and forth between the shack where he had the stove going and the fire pit where the meat was grilling. They were joking about having to put an addition on for a kitchen for Peter. He made slow-roasted ribs, bacon wrapped venison tenderloin, the roasted veggies and garlic were for bruschetta bread... a far cry from the usual canned fare!
Cam also bagged a couple of grouse.
Am hoping that perhaps this fall I'll be able to sneak in some hunting up there too. It's been 3 years since I've gone. I have to admit though, that I've come to enjoy the local hunting just about as much.
Tis the season!