The Quiet Pleasures of Living in the Country on April 11/2024

Good Morning! Where the best-laid plans often go awry, but that’s just part of the adventure of country living.

It’s another cloudy morning, waking up in the north. And it looks as if it is going to remain that way for a few days now. We also will be in for some rain along with some strong winds later on in the day. The temperature waking up wasn’t all that bad, with it sitting at 7.6 C | 45.68 F. It will warm up more as the day progresses.

Highway 522 is still very quiet. You know you’re on Highway 522 when the only tailgating you’ll see is from the Canadian geese playing follow the leader on the shoulder of the road. It’s a regular parade, but instead of floats, we’ve got critters. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Dad’s Quotes: Every scar on this old body tells a story of this land – the battles fought, the victories won, the losses endured. It’s all written in the lines of my hands. I sure miss that old feller.

On another note, yesterday I worked the day away in my woodworking shop, on making a new water-wheel for our fishpond. I made some headway getting things cut out and later on today I will start to cut some more needed pieces, and then if lucky start the assembly process. It’s a fun project which I enjoy doing.

Later in the day, my friend dropped off our winter’s supply of firewood. We ended up having a solid hour-long chat. It’s always easy with us, never any awkwardness. The reason being, we’ve got so much in common, that conversations just flow naturally. I sure enjoy my times with friends, come to think about it, I have to go see my friend Steve at the hardware store here in town as he ordered me a new washing machine. Steve’s not just a great guy; he always finds time to have a friendly chat whenever I see him.

With that once again I am off for my breakfast and will then see what the day has in store, life is full of surprises…. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

You all have a great day, and I will leave you with this: “The secret to a good day in the country? Start with a hearty breakfast, a cup of hot cocoa, add a sprinkle of sunshine, and top it off with a generous amount of laughter. Trust me, it’s a recipe for success! Which, if I might add…. has served my wife and me loyally for many years.”

Fishing Times for Thursday

Major Times
2:34 AM-4:34 AM
3:03 PM-5:03 PM

Minor Times
7:27 AM-8:27 AM

Day Rating: I give it a 2-Star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Fishing Tip Of The Day From Two Old Codgers: Here’s a piece of advice from Barry and me: “Let the river/lake do the work. Sit back, relax, and let the current take your bait to where the fish are lurkin’. Just don’t fall asleep and let your rod drift away!”

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