I know that I have not posted in a while. I have been trying to write this blog for a month now and have decided to do my best and just do it. I am scared that I will not due it justice. If it is a little hard to read, that is because it was hard to write especially through the tears.
Monday, February 20, 2012
I do believe that yesterday was the most beautiful day of the year. I woke up to cloudy skies and a slow soaking rain. It rained almost all day, never really heavy, just that steady soaking slow rain. It had been so long since we had a day like that, it was beautiful! It has been so dry. All of the ponds around here are as low as I’ve ever seen them. That’s why we didn’t have any ducks last year, we had no water. Anyone who was lucky enough to have a little water had some birds, we had none. The past two summers have been dry, the only saving grace we’ve had have been wet winters. This winter we have had almost no rain, it was wonderful to see the rain yesterday, a real blessing from God.
Once again this spring we will try to plant some food and cover in the pond for the upcoming duck season. We had a little rice in the pond last year, but without water it did us no good. Maybe this spring won’t be so dry, we really need to get some more days like yesterday over the next month. We need water in the dirt before the sap starts rising. When the sap starts rising the trees will soak up all the water that falls. Maybe we will get some rain this summer. With so little water in the soil now, we will need to get ample water for the farmers to make crops, and the water to come up in the ponds. Then maybe with a wet fall we will have water in the ponds next year. Then, maybe, just maybe, you will finally get to know what the Briary River Way is all about!
Yesterday was a beautiful day.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Buckman’s Briaryriver Cindy was born on August 29, 1999. Sired by Summer Duck’s Doit Hazzard, out of Black Cypress Mandy, I brought her home when she was seven weeks old. I raised Cindy. I trained Cindy. She may have been just another dog to anybody else, but Cindy was my dog. She was special to me.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Grand Pa is what they called my Great Great Grandfather. They say the old man was as mean as a rattle snake. From the stories I’ve heard of the man, I’ld have to have to say he probably was. Grand Pa had five children that lived. The oldest, my Great Grandfather W. A. three other sons, Joseph, Richard, and Miley, and one daughter, Mary. When W. A.’s first child, Willie, was born, Miley was two years old. Grand Pa, not having a baby around, took Willie and raised him as one of his own.
Mary, being the only girl, was something special to Grand Pa, and he couldn’t bear the thought of her getting married. Most young women do get married however, and sure enough, the day came for Mary. Now it was harvest season and the corn had been gathered. Corn stalks had been cut and piled in the field to be burned. Quite dramatic, and in great distress, the old man crawled under the stalks and told Miley and Willie, “I can’t live, my girl is leaving me, light me afire!” The two young men, taken aback, didn’t know exactly what to do, so they did as they were told and set the stalks on fire. When the blaze began to spread through the stalks, the old man busted out and exclaimed, “YOU INFERNAL FOOLS, YOU WERE GOING TO BURN ME ALIVE!”
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We here at BRW are giving away a handmade Briary River Pond Paddle. To enter simply reply to this blog. Each reply will be assigned a number and we will use a randomizer to pick the winning comment on march first if we have at least 50 comments . We will email the winner so please leave an email address. The winner will have 1 week to reply or we will pick another winner. Also if you do not wish to post an email address we will post the winner on the blog.
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Also we are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur(like your wife hitting you with it) from use of our paddle. We also reserve the right to make any changes as we see necessary.
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