Thursday, August 11, 2016

Finally made it to catch a fish with out a guide from the ocean.    Five wonderful Mackeral caught off the pier in Lubec Maine

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It is one of those winter days that is perfect for staying in the house high north wind and cold temperatures about 2 degrees above here.   I made a venison stew in the dutch oven on the wood stove.   I had a big bag of carrots that had to be used so I did not use potatoes just carrots,  onions,  and celery,    Then salt and pepper for seasoning.   I make a lot so I can pressure can the rest of it for left overs,     
      I did not take a picture of the stew so here is a bunch of crows eating fish guts off my garden

Monday, January 5, 2015

This past year I started collecting Vintage sewing machines mostly singers pre 1955.    Some are treadles and some are not what to do with these wonderful machines that I love so much.    To start with I made marble bags then I mad like shopping bags well there are only so many bags one needs soooooooo
 As i can see I have started making quilts yup a fishing blog making quilts I do not get real fancy just pieces of scrap fabric cut up into pieces and then sewed back together

    This is the first one I completed on this style I made one other that was just green and red flannel done on a 66 singer treadle

This one here is made from 1 inch blocks done on a featherweight

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A new hobby I have got into is collecting and restoring classic vintage sewing machines.   It all started by my wife saying how she liked old sewing machines.   All I do is singers I understand them and they are easy to work on.   Very little ever goes wrong with them except time of not being used and improper storage.

Trying to make this work again

I have had some real issues trying to post to my blog for a while kind of frustrating really

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On the ice today

Hit the lake today.   When I left the house it was reading 11 below zero with a slight north wind.   I was dressed for it with extra cloths in the car.    I am a bit chicken about ice I do not like cracks and one of my favorite spots to fish had some weird cracks this year.   Last time I was there had a couple spots of open water.  Well I went there to see what it was like I will not walk over a large crack in deep water and sure enough there is a pressure crack about 75 yards off shore 12 feet of water.   I fished in shallower that I care to.     I did collect 27 keepers for the day which is not bad.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The cold

I love the cold it is preferable to the humid hot weather of summer.     The ice has become safe for me to go on again caught a nice bunch of perch today.     It is also a time to use the food and fuel that I have gathered all summer.    We were lucky to have two deer this year also to add to our larder I got a small one and my son shot a good buck with a rifle.    It is not cost effective to live my life style it is what I choose