Sunday, November 28, 2010

News (none) and some pix...



No real news good or bad-- just BUSY, exercising-- sometimes hours a day-- to keep PD at bay, gathering wood, getting ready for hunting, lots of guests, cooking, bird training...

Still, the past month saw a serious shotgun trade, a new bird, interesting visitors and meals, some reviewable books, and more. I'll try to blog most of it starting today. Please be patient-- the physical effects of PD and (I suspect) the mental ones of the meds make everything ever- so- slightly slow...

One good thing for winter at Casa Q: the Vermont Castings wood stove that Paul Domski gave us is keeping the old stone house warm for what may be the first time ever. As this appears to be a "La Nina' winter-- open, windy, almost snowless, very cold-- and because cold exacerbates my symptoms, we are grateful.


Another friend I want to thank is falcon breeder Bill Meeker. After seeing me struggle with the odd and recalcitrant red- headed falcon for a couple of months he offered to take him back and replace him with an untried female peregrine of the year. I am rather embarrassed by my long- time kidding about peregrines- I always called them "Labrador retrievers". After watching her learn as much in a week as the rh did in 2 months I emailed to Bill: "Suddenly "easy" and "sane" look pretty good!" Age may bring me sense if not wisdom.






More to come after gym work...

3 comments:

Chas S. Clifton said...

Nothing beats the lambent heat of a wood stove. Good deal!

Mary Ann said...

Steve, she's beautiful (the new peregrine, not the stove!). Glad you're staying warm AND busy with your new charge.

Tim Gallagher said...

Nice peregrine, Steve.