Tag: ken gortowski

The First Day of Fall

The First Day of Fall
This year the first day of fall fell on September 22nd. As The Old Farmer’s Almanac says… On the autumnal equinox, (the first day of fall), day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal... Read more »

Just About Harvest Time

Just About Harvest Time
It’s just about harvest time in the corn and bean fields a little west of me. The sun lowers in the southern sky and the days get shorter. Harvest time comes quickly and sometimes dramatically when this starts to happen near the end of August. We suddenly go from the dark, lush greens of summer... Read more »

The Barn

The Barn
Three years ago I came across The Barn. Nine miles due west of where I live. On the edge of a farm field. On a ridge off a road that see’s virtually no traffic. Was out there once for an hour and a half and not a single car drove down the road. Across the... Read more »
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To the West of Me

To the West of Me
To the west of me, just a few miles, the cornfield subdivisions abruptly end. A little further west and based on the look of the farm houses I pass, nothing has changed for well over 100 years. For the most part.

Why I Quit Fishing

Why I Quit Fishing
There are a few reasons why I quit fishing, but the main reason is pictured above. My favorite time of the day to go out fishing was always the last three hours of the day. Sunsets seem to last longer. Now I still go out for the last three hours of the day, but with... Read more »

View from the Porch – Toyota, Xfinity and Child Worship

View from the Porch – Toyota, Xfinity and Child Worship
In my head this is a big long drawn out diatribe, but I decided it wasn’t worth the time and effort to turn it into something that might have some real value. Instead I’ll keep it short and semi-humorous, or as a friend of mine likes to refer to me, snarky. I now drive almost... Read more »
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I'm Sorry, Are You Threatening Me?

You wake up early in the morning, suck down some coffee and make an effort to make some kind of decisions that will affect the outcome of your day. Going to work is out of the question. Snow storm from hell is being predicted and experience says that spending three or more hours trying to... Read more »

Dear Ken

Dear Ken
Dear Ken: My wife and I have been together for 25 years and married for 20 of those. We have three wonderful kids all in their late teens. We love each other, respect each other and have a lot of common interests that we enjoy doing together. Our sex life was never hot and heavy,... Read more »

Introducing Quill Gordon’s Story Time

Introducing Quill Gordon’s Story Time
I like to read well written short stories about the outdoors. The specific topic is unimportant, as long as it is well written. My bookshelf is stuffed with books of short story collections either by individual writers or a collection of writers writing about specific types of outdoor adventures. If you go looking for stories... Read more »
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Bald Eagles on the Fox River Update

Bald Eagles on the Fox River Update
Yesterday I put up a post documenting my 10 mile drive from Yorkville to Montgomery along the Fox River looking for bald eagles. When I had got to 20 of them, I quit counting and enjoyed just looking for them. Relatively early this morning I took that same 10 mile drive and decided to let... Read more »