outdoors

Spring 2009 Grapevine Cuttings

Just a quick note on the spring cuttings. I took cuttings from my own grape vines and had a 100% success rate. By that, I mean… all of them took root and sprung leafs. Heck, most spit out clusters of grapes that I quickly snapped off. The process  I pruned my grape vines as I usually do. From […] Read More

Morgan’s Ft. Ancient Canoe and Cabin Trip

We shook it up a little this year for Susan’s birthday. She usually likes to canoe and camp on her birthday and we usually go to the Brookville location. This year, we tried the Ft. Ancient location since it has been so long since we visited there. We also wanted to pay our visit to […] Read More

Canoe and hike trip, turned bald eagle sighting

Met up with the guys for a Sunday morning canoe and hike. The typical type. We get together as often as possible just to catch up and air out the brain once a week. They mentioned to me in the past about some local eagles, but you know how you never really think much into […] Read More

Funny thing happened in Rabbit Hash, KY

Another cold Sunday found us paddling over the rough, Ohio river waters to Rabbit Hash, KY. We meet at the public landing in Rising Sun to paddle across to see the best kept secret in Kentucky, Rabbit Hash. The General Store attracts many awesome musicians. I mean, awesome. It’s almost like a rites of passage […] Read More

Rabbit Hash Barn trip to see Gregory Morris Group

We did a trip over to Rabbit Hash to see the last show in the barn for the year before they move things back into the General Store. We love Rabbit Hash. We meet on the banks of the river in Rising Sun, Indiana and canoe across the river… which is really a step back […] Read More

Flat Rock Canoe Trip

On a brisk, late December morning, the crack of dawn found the fellas and I heading to St. Paul to find some more Indiana water… and some scenery. A couple of canoes, cameras and some MRE’s provided a the fun for the day. The sights included a screeching eagle, a flock of wild geese dragging […] Read More

February 2007 Ice Storm

I say ice storm because it was icy and cold and went on for a two-week stint… not that I’m complaining. I loved it. We’re talking natural tree pruning at its best. The weather conditions were ideal for enclosing EVERYTHING in a thick case of ice. It made for great pictures, although the pictures do […] Read More

Camping with Steve, Dick and Bill

No, not Tom, Dick and Harry… Steve, Dick and Bill… I was invited to share an evening with “the Dickel” on their annual camping trip with the guys. You haven’t partied until you’ve had an evening around a fire with guitars, shischk-a-bobz, gin… and “the Dickel”. Fun times. Of course Bill was there to shed […] Read More

Coyote Creek Farms October 2006

Friends Freddy and Anna invited us to join them at Coyote Creek Farm (a local trip!) for a family day of pumpkin fun. Highlights of the day were the pumpkin sling-shot, the corn-cob shooter, buffalo burgers, a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and of course all the animals on the farm! The kids were in […] Read More