Finn finds water

My little lab is growing like a weed. He’s 5 months old and pushing 50 pounds of floppy skin and huge feet. When I bought my house I lucked out and moved in next to great neighbors who also farm. Their farm has a stocked pond and the fishing is great, but I digress. Yesterday…

First float of the year

It’s spring. Sort of. It’s been a kind of bi-polar spring which should be expected in Indiana, I guess. I recently spent a day on the water with my buddy Scott. The water was still cold, hovering right in the high forties. The smallies are waking up from their winter vacation. I brought three to…

Winter Park Forge

A few weeks ago my friend Larry posted a photo on his facebook about a handmade knife he’d just received from a friend of his. I asked about it and he put me in contact with Kevin from Winter Park Forge. For those folks who know me, they know I’m a huge fan of handmade…

Life won’t wait

It’s been a busy few weeks. I can finally sort of catch my breath and relax a bit. Spring is here. Rivers are blown. The weather is slowly warming. My patience with this winter broke. I’m ready for smallmouth bass, long nights by a campfire with friends, and waking up to the sound of birds…

Learning to dog

Finn has been with us a week now and what a week it’s been. He’s settling in quite well in his home and with Fritz. He thinks the cats are toys but he’s slowly learning that chewing on them is a bad thing. We’ve had the usual puppy issues but he’s honestly picked up very…

Spring sprang

Yesterday was the spring equinox! Finally, after a long and seemingly endless winter, I heard birds chirping and saw some early hatches off the creek behind the house. Soon the waters will warm, the Towee will come out of hibernation, and the fishing will be on fire. The dogs enjoyed this weather by playing in…

Finn

Back in January a friend’s dogs had a litter. The dad is a chocolate and the mom is a black lab. Six puppies were born. Two died, one right after birth, the other three days later. Two chocolate and two black labs were left. The two blacks were picked quickly by other friends. The two…