Archive for April, 2009

Turkey Season, Trout Fishing and Rabbits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

In my last post, over a month ago now, I said that I was going to try and get back in here an write more…but that just hasn’t happened.  I’ve been spending most of my writing time on other projects.  Its not that I have lost interest here, it is just that I have been too short on time!

I have been out for some turkey hunting the last couple of days.  Season came in here in WV on Monday.  Unfortunately, we also got a snap of really warm weather.  The turkeys talked a bit on Monday, but Tuesday, they were absolutely silent.  We covered several miles of mountain top, and never heard a single bird!  Monday, we had one turkey willing to do a bit of gobbling, but we simply could not get him to climb the hill between us, so he never even came close.  I am not sure that I will get the opportunity to get out any more, as I don’t have any land close to my house where I can hunt.  I guess there is always next year!  So far, I haven’t been able to bag a gobbler, but one of these days I suppose I will connect.  I’ve only been out a handful of times, so maybe I should take it a bit more seriously and see if I can have a bit better luck.

I also have been able to get out on the trout streams a couple of times.  The first day I made it out, it was incredibly cold and windy.  We fished for several hours without even a strike.  Later in the day, as the water warmed up a bit, I was able to finally get a few nice trout.  In fact, I was able to catch 3 trout over 15 inches out of the same lie.  Evidently, they were stacked up in there.  I know that isn’t huge for those who get to fish in the West, but for here in WV, they are nice stream trout.  The second day we were out, the weather was much nicer, with temperatures in the high 70’s.  I was able to catch a few trout, as was my fishing partner for the day.  It was nice to get away and spend the time on the water, even though we weren’t able to catch a lot of fish.

Things in the rabbitry are going pretty well.  We have another litter added to our number.  We have expanded from 5 rabbits to our current 29.  Of course, that will be fluctuating a lot as we will begin to sell and butcher.  We did sell one rabbit as a pet recently.  Since we are growing, I am now trying to come up with a name for our rabbitry.  I have started to build a website for the rabbitry, to keep everyone updated with what we have on hand, and how we are expanding, but I have no name for it!  Hopefully, you all will be able to help me out with this.  I am thinking about making a contest out of it, so start thinking about it but don’t tell me yet.  Check back in the next couple of days, when I have come up with a good prize, I will have a post about the contest.  From all suggestions we will pick the best, and the submitter will win the prize.