Today is a special day.
Well, every day is a special day – when you’re on the right side of the dirt, I suppose.
First things first, most of my seeds have germinated and are doing fine. 4 days was all it took for some to pop out of their tiny seed husks.
I worked overtime yesterday, 9 hours to be exact. That makes for a nice little deposit in the cabin account.
The weather is turning. Friday was around 50 degrees. It was nice. The snow has all melted from my yard. What it left in its wake was an awful sight. I won’t disgust you with the details, but I’ll just say, “Two dogs, one long winter.”
My turkey permit arrived in the mail this week. I will be headed north the weekend of April 24th to try my luck at hunting the elusive wild turkey. I love turkey hunting. The spring woods is amazing. The sights and the smells as the forest awakens from winter are spectacular.
Hunting turkeys is challenging. The first thing you need to do is locate a Tom turkey. I usually will locate a flock of turkeys the night before and find out their general sleeping location or roost as we call it. Once you find out what trees they are sleeping in you sneak in real quiet the next morning and set up as close as you can without spooking them. They have incredible eyesight and can even pick you out in the dark.
The Toms will begin gobbling at first light. Calling to the hens around them. Letting them know who is boss. Your job is to imitate a hen and try to call that love sick Tom into range. Trust me, this is a lot easier said than done. I have only taken three Toms in my turkey hunting time.
Today is also the day of the Ultimate Sports show in Grand Rapids. I will be headed there with a friend from work. Dad and I are headed into Canada this August for a fly-in fishing trip and the outfitter we chose will be at this show. I want to pick their brain as I have a million questions. Face to face is much better than e-mails and phone calls.
After that, I think I will come home, crack a beer, and fry up some chicken wings.
So what are your plans for the day?
Don’t forget about the A to Z Theme Reveal on Monday the 23rd.
How are your preparations for theA to Z Challenge coming along?
Whatever your plans I hope you enjoy the day!