Coffee and Countryside Thoughts on May 4/2024

Good Morning! “You know, living in the country isn’t for everyone. But for those of us who call it home, there isn’t any place we’d rather be. It’s a way of life… simple, honest, and filled with the kind of beauty that city folks can only dream of.”

We are in the midst of some sunshine here in cottage country, which is sure nice to see. However, we did have a wee bit yesterday and the rain did hold off, which in turn made it so we could get a lot done. For most parts I worked away installing the new Pond Water Wheel I made, I still have lots to do, but it’s coming along, and I suspect if things goes to plan by tomorrow evening, it should be up and running. We will see how that pans out. My wife’s been busy in the flower gardens, getting rid of weeds, fixing up the soil, adding compost, and doing a bunch of other stuff. So yeah, we’ve both been pretty occupied.

Today my wife and I will continue on, and being that the weather is so nice, we are going to quite a bit early so we can do some front porch sittin’ and take in all that we have accomplished over the past week or so. What’s the sense in doing these things if you’re not going to take the time to enjoy them.

Highway 522 traffic wise is picking up faster than mosquitoes at a lakeside barbecue! We’ve got tourists from the city, cottage owners towing boats and trailers, and probably a few lost souls wondering if they took a wrong turn. And guess what? It’s only going to get crazier in the coming weeks! Which is normal for our area.

On another note, the Black Flies are starting to make their grand entrance, and let me tell you, they were/are already starting to irritate my wife and me while we were working outside yesterday. It’s like they have a sixth sense for finding the perfect moment to ruin a perfectly good day. And if past-experience is anything to go by, they’re only going to get worse as the days go by, right up until Father’s Day rolls around.

But hey, every cloud has a silver lining, right? Despite the annoyance, there’s a whole orchestra of birds out there who seem to be having a grand old time snacking on these pesky critters. And just when you think you can’t take it anymore, the dragonflies will swoop in like knights in shining armor, putting an end to the Black Fly reign of terror faster than you can say “bug spray.” So, hang in there, folks. Relief is on the wing!

Wisdom I Learned Over The Years: “Folks these days are always looking for the next big thing, the greener pasture on the other side of the fence. But out here in the country, we know that the grass ain’t always greener… it’s what you make of it that counts. I’ve learned to find joy in the simple things, the smell of fresh-cut grass, the sight of a hawk circling overhead, the warmth of a homemade pie, or a drink or two, shared with good company. It’s the little moments that make life worth livin’.”

With that I am off for my breakfast that my lovely wife has made for me, and will then see if I can get some more work completed outside. However, looking outside, fog has rolled in caused by the warmer temperature hitting the colder temperature. It will clear up in a bit, and it will be a lot warmer than it was yesterday.

You all have a great day and I will leave you with this: “Life is a gamble… there’s no two ways about it. But if you’re willing to take the risk, to roll the dice and see where they land, the rewards can be mighty sweet. Just remember… sometimes you have to lose a few hands to win the pot.”

Fishing Times For Saturday

Major Times
9:16 AM-11:16 AM
9:41 PM-11:41 PM

Minor Times
3:54 AM-4:54 AM
3:50 PM-4:50 PM

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

Fishing Tip of The Day: “Keep an eye on the moon phases. I have found over the years that by fishing when the moon’s full… or new, it seems to stir up the water and gets them fish biting.” GW

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