Newsletter March 1, 2006
Greetings to all, well I kind of goofed on my weather reporting
last issue, know that’s pretty hard for most to believe
but then probably not! I hadn’t put out my rain gauge
yet and was using my neighbors and didn’t realize he
had run his sprinkler system the night before thus the extra
one inch in the gauge. Felt like a real dummy for that one
but it was a good laugh all around!
Well I think we’ve worked out the kinks on this fine machine,
well at least I can half way find things again which is saying
something for me! I run into brother Phil House at the gun show
last weekend and got an update on their fire damage situation.
Hopefully this week the utility company will be setting new poles,
wire and meter can, the well service should be out to repair
or replace the pump also, things are progressing but slow.
WHAT’S GOING ON, as of today this weekends trek is up in
the air due to the extended and extreme fire danger, can you
believe 80 degrees for the first of March, thinking we are going
to pay for this unseasonable climate. Thomas is thinking on coming
up and working on some projects, also a possible road trip to
Caywood’s on Saturday.
The fine folks over in Arkansas are putting together a Spring
Trade Fair at Cadron Blockhouse in May and also a braintan seminar,
no confirmed dates yet but I’ll keep everyone posted.
March 17 -19 there will be a camp and shoot near Hattieville
AR sponsored by the Arkansas Muzzleloaders Assn. if you can stand
a weekend around Smarty Marty and Miss Ewe it ought to be fun.
Tracy Smith has invited everyone to their clubs Spring camp and
shoot near Holden MO March 31st – April 2nd at the Strothers
Freetrappers range. Please contact Tracy at email@example.com for
more details or I can forward his map and flier.
That same weekend will be the Spring Woolaroc Rendezvous, hopefully
that will bring us some rain, it usually does.
Mike and Richard decided to cancel the March 1759 tactical due
to the fire ban, the Chouteau Creek Ranch is one big tinder box
ready to go and the creek is all but dry.
WHAT’S NEW, well the Ft Osage National Gathering is just
seven weeks away so I hope everyone is finalizing their travel
plans. As of now I plan to be there Thursday afternoon and leave
pretty early Sunday morning. Rooster has sorted out his computer
problems and is working on the auction inventory. (Rooster and
I are planning a “kill the computer” event for Ft
O) I’ll try and get a list in the next edition, so far
there is some really great stuff being donated also include a
schedule of events, things should be finalized by then.
WHAT’S OLD, well WORK for one thing and very uncooperative dry weather
for another! Missed the Slyamore trek weekend due to work, Bryant wisely cancelled
the event due to the ice and snow storm that traveled thru the area that weekend.
Think I would have rather taken my chances in the woods as opposed to six stories
up in that North wind! Think I’m missing or forgetting something to add
here, my notes are in kind of a jumbled heap much like the shop.
ADVERTISEMENT, I’ve posted several for sale capotes on the message boards
for a couple members, anyone have anything they’d like listed? Don’t
forget about the upcoming Cadron Spring market fair in May.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITES, Spring turkey season opens in just five weeks, really look
forward to packing my new Caywood 12ga English Fowler to the turkey woods.
With this mild weather might get the chance to try her out on a copperhead
as I’m sure they will be out and about in force. May 15th tree rat season
opens, Shadow is ready to go but Mick is still nursing a sore paw. The ODWC
special draw hunt information should be published before long, update that
one next edition.
BOOK REVIEW, between looking for some odds and ends info the only serious thing
I’ve been working on is “Patriots” by noted author A.J. Langguth.
Very well written and assembled, quite lengthy and packed full of great material.
I also finished the latest from my favorite author, Mr. Tony Hillerman, “Skeleton
Man” the only piece of his work I haven’t read three times so far.
Until the post rider reaches you all again, Please Take Care
and Be Safe,