There’s no doubt about it, there is a drought. During football season I pay very little attention to the world outside of football, but when Joe and I checked the pond during the first week of November, and we found the mud flats dried out, cracked, and hard, I knew there wouldn’t be a good start to the season. But I still had hope. If we had a cold, wet December, maybe, just maybe, we could get some of the migratory birds, even if the local birds were a lost cause. November had been a cold month, but a cold December was not to be, and even though December is usually one of the wettest months here, there was hardly any rain. The drought continues, and there are no ducks on Briary River.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
First off let me apologize for not posting in a long time. It’s a little crazy right now and I have not been having a lot of time. Buckman is still trying for the State Championship so he is also a little preoccupied.
Even with all of this going on we did make it out to the pond last Saturday to check the water levels and all I can say is… Oops
Thursday, August 25, 2011
It is a Briary River tradition to hunt the Beaver Pond on Christmas Eve. We have done it for years. Most of the guys here will tell you, Bo dictates where I shoot ducks, in one way or another he picks the blind. The first year he hunted with me he was too small to go to the blind, so I pulled my truck up in the corner of my yard and let him sit in the truck while I shot ducks outside the truck in my yard. He didn’t have a choice about hunting with me most mornings, you see, Saturday morning was usually the only morning I had to hunt, and his Mama works on Saturday, so Bo had to hunt with me, that’s just all there was too it. Then there were the special mornings when I was off for Christmas break when his Mama didn’t have to work. On those mornings I got to hunt the pond.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Today Buckman and I are going to try something different. We are releasing two blogs together on the same subject at the same time. We are doing this to give you both sides of the situation. Let us know what you think.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
He just did not have the faith.
Let me first explain that we all have our fears. Mine is spiders and most of the guys here at Briary River are terrified of snakes. I respect snakes but I am not afraid of them.