Getting Down And Dirty

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042024
 

Yesterday was a beautiful day, with a high near 70° and a cloud cover overhead. It was a perfect day for getting down and dirty, and that’s what we did. We bought a bunch of seed potatoes at Riverside Seed and Feed in Northport last week, and Terry quartered them and let them sit for […]

Mud, Mud, And More Mud

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022024
 

The weatherman didn’t lie Thursday night when he said we had more rain coming our way. It started to come down around midnight and poured most of the night, accompanied by occasional thunder. By morning all the raw dirt in our backyard and pasture from laying the new septic field lines was a sea of […]

Mar 012024
 

We had a lot of rain this week, which left the raw dirt in our backyard and pasture from digging up and replacing the septic drain lines saturated, turning it into a giant mud bog. According to the weatherman we are going to have even more rain today. We really need a few dry days […]

Feb 292024
 

Before we had the internet, if you were single and looking for Miss or Mr. Right, you didn’t have many choices if you didn’t feel like going to bars or churches, two popular meeting places for prospective partners. Back then, a lot of newspapers in both big cities and small towns had personal ads for […]

Range Backstop Day 2

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212023
 

Yesterday Travis and I worked on the backstop for the shooting range for several hours and have pretty much got it completed. The first step was to put one more railroad tie on top of the front row of ties, then we used 2x4s and lag screws to secure all three stacks of ties together. […]

Nov 062017
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. This is another post in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

Me And The Dragon

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052017
 

Because I have arthritis in my hands, typing can become painful after a while for me. So two years ago I bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, and it has really increased my ability to churn out a lot of words in a day. I’m a two finger typist at best, and on a good day I […]

Beaches And Treehouses

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032017
 

In two days of writing, I’m somewhere over 5,000 words into my newest Big Lake mystery novel. I didn’t get anything done on it yesterday because we had some errands to run, but just because you’re running errands doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time, right? Our first stop of the day was at […]

Blowing In The Wind

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252017
 

The other day our friend Jim Lewis showed up at the house with two sets of Mighty Bite fishing lures that he had just gotten in the mail. Jim said according to the infomercial he had watched, these things are surefire fish killers, so he bought a set for him and one for us. Looking […]

Invaded Again

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242017
 

We are being invaded again. I’m not sure how much more of this we can take. When will it ever end? Our little corner of the world is usually pretty quiet, and even this time year, with all the snowbirds around, it’s not too bad. Sure, you have to wait a little bit longer in […]