September 23rd, 2011

Tahoe
Tahoe

Well, folks, it has already been almost two weeks since arriving in our new home in the Upper Peninsula. It is an amazing place to be and I feel more blessed everyday.

Old Barn
Old Barn

I hope to start posting more regularly and with helpful content. I have been working on a lot of little things–mostly my job, but also collar-conditioning my older pups, trying to pretend to know how to build or fix things, trying to keep all the puppies and older dogs exercised, hunting, happy, and learning.

Apple Tree
Apple Tree

I am hoping to finish up some work projects and head up to camp tomorrow. The intention was to go today, but I received a telephone call informing me that the Internet has not been connected there, yet. I can’t be anything but understanding about things slipping one’s mind as I made a very big mistake and missed a crucial deadline this week for work, which is why I am scrambling like a crazy person for 3 days trying to make it up! Everyone is just too busy these days–life is too crazy for so many folks. I am hoping to change that about my life and get to why I came here–a simpler, better life more centered around our Llewellins. I just have to make that a reality. Anyway–I can’t wait to get up to camp!

 

My Students
My Students

There are many photos posted on the facebook albums (look for us–I am trying to get better at posting there, but just can’t find myself liking that fb thing much!) and the Web albums (click on a photo in the top-left column)… but here are a few of my favorites from the past week. For those of you that may have already seen all of the photos on facebook, I apologize and have tried to put a few new/different ones here.

 

Luke and Lady Bird
Luke and Lady Bird
Pigeons on the Silo
Pigeons on the Silo

The two pigeons that are driving the dogs crazy… why? The dogs are in the barn right now until the kennels are constructed and the pigeons have a nest right above the dogs. Needless to say, the dogs are not very quiet and I doubt the pigeons are very happy about this, but they sure do enjoy stealing the dog kibble if I leave the can open!

 

Sunset
Sunset

I took a little walk over the hill tonight at dusk. I loved this shot of the lone tree and the beautiful Upper Peninsula sky.

I’ll have many, many, many more photos of hunting in the weeks to come. The cover is very thick and I frankly haven’t gotten any good shots. We haven’t been able to get out all that much, either. But, when we have, we’ve had a fantastic time. My shooting was awful today. I think it is due to the fact that I am just a bit tired, reactions are slow, and because I am so out of condition, I have injured my elbow and shoulder. It sounds like a reasonable excuse anyway!

Thank you all for hanging in there while I get to the “good stuff.” It’s coming soon!

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