Saturday, March 24, 2012

2nd Annual Upland Bird Hunt

BO and his phesant.

BO and his pheasant

Today all the guys at Briary River went on our 2nd Annual Upland Bird hunt at Spring Grove Preserve.  It was Bo’s first trip with us and we had a ball.  It was a chore to get the weather to cooperate with us today, but in the end, it was a great day.

Monday, March 19, 2012



This is the story of Dan, as told by Rufus Lawrimore in March of 1987.

Grand Papa had eight sons.  Blue was Papa’s second oldest son, he owned a horse named Dan, Dan was quite a horse.  Papa was always scared of Dan.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Been a While


It’s been a while.  I apologize.  I’ve started back in graduate school, and it seems that all my extra time goes into course work.  What little time I have when I’m not at work, or doing school work we continue to work on other projects we have going on. 

Monday, February 20, 2012


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. 

Beautiful Day


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.