Archive for November 2011

Was a Perfect Day for a Squirrel Hunt

There was a sky blue sky. Virtually no wind. No leaves on the trees. The woods on the edges of my neighborhood, just a hundred feet or so away, were crawling with squirrels. I counted nine scampering about while hanging out front enjoying a slow smoke of a cheap cigar. But those are pets, we... Read more »

The Last of the Turkey, for now...

I have one last bag full of turkey parts, just the meat to be exact. Just the dark meat to narrow it down even more. No matter how it’s injected, marinated, kept moist while cooking, when all is said and done the white meat is pretty much tasteless. I tend to give that away. For... Read more »

WGN, Greg Jarrett and The Hometown Voices Tour coming to Yorkville

I already know that most people, after reading that headline, have a blank look on their face as they try to process where Yorkville is located. I get that look all the time when I tell people I live in Yorkville. I sigh. You know where Aurora is? Oh sure. Well, Yorkville is about 14... Read more »
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Some things by Bob Long, Jr. to go read in your spare time

Bob Long, Jr. has been a busy boy this week, putting up a few things well worth perusing. I’ve even fallen behind. Something to do on my lunch break on Monday. Bob Long, Jr. on Flickr ___

Prelude to a Squirrel Hunt

I stopped going out fishing at sunrise a few years ago when I noticed it didn’t matter. Either the fish were there or they weren’t, no different than any other time of the day. Yet, for some reason, I still feel the need to be out at sunrise to go for a squirrel hunt. I... Read more »

A Hunting we will Go

If all goes as planned, I’ll be getting lost in the Marseilles SF&W area Saturday morning for the opening day of Upland Hunting. Last year I figured out where all the bunnies go to avoid all the coyotes. “Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t... Read more »
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