Campfires and Fishing

Johns Lake
Fishing at John’s Lake in Glacier Park

Johns-Lake-271Every year we grow flowers and some vegetable plants on our deck. This year we have Cilantro, the smell is quite enjoyable in small amounts. Don’t remember ever growing Cilantro before, can’t wait to use it in a few recipes. Perhaps you can tell us about some good ways to use Cilantro?

Tomorrow we pickup our new Guinea hens. I hear they are fun to watch, I’ll keep my video camera handy for all the fun. We hope to keep them around for many years to eat all the bugs, mostly the ticks; sure would be nice to be rid of the ticks. No kidding, I hear they love ticks.

Next week we get 32 new chicks, 8 new laying hens and the rest for meat. Two are Anaconda chickens, still not sure why we need green and blue eggs.

Have you heard about the James Webb Space Telescope, it will be launched in 2018, on an Ariane 5 rocket. The launch vehicle is part of the European contribution to the mission. They expect to see light that was emitted over 13 billion years ago. Well that sounds nice, I wonder if there will ever be any practical application. Looking back in time, seeing the history of the universe, can’t wait to hear more.

Off to Glacier National Park we go, fishing, hiking and lots of picture taking. This year we plan to include fishing on many of our hikes. There’s tons of nice fishing places in Glacier Park, no license needed either. Just remember the bear spray, there’s plenty of hungry bears roaming around. Oh fun, Becca with her fly pole, and me with my bobber.

Summer around here means late evening walks, sitting by the bonfire with a good drink and enjoying the great outdoors. Ya don’t really need to go camping when you live in the woods like we do. Enjoying the wildlife roaming freely and fresh smells of being surrounded by forest. On our walks we’ve started watching for the baby deer now. The first couple weeks of June is prime time for mommas to be dropping those baby fawns. It’s pretty likely that we’ll see one or two of those little guys lying close to the driveway. One year I spotted a fawn just minutes after being born, hopped out of the car a grabbed the camera. As I was shooting pictures of that one, Steven walked up and noticed another that I had walked passed without noticing. So they are there, you just have to keep looking, the mothers hide them pretty well.

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