Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What we found .....

Now when the big little brothers of mine go out they always come back with something that is auto related.

When I go out I find all kinds of neat creatures of the wild.

Recently draining the pond we found some of those wild creatures, and I share them with you for your viewing pleasure.

as previously posted about, here is another view

but before the fish came THE FROG

and shortly after the frog,

the daughter alerted me to something slithering on the other side of the pond, in the general vicinity of where we are standing in this picture

and after popping a couple rounds of 22 short shot into that area, we came up with THE DEAD SNAKE

then yesterday when the dozer was working in that same area, the operator said there were about 50 hundred of them snakes all across the ground, it looked like the ground was covered with them.

fortunately, they are black water snakes and common to this area, similiar to black snakes that eat rodents and other venonmous snakes.

So that is another part of the wonderful sunday at the pond

Celebrate life.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fishing in the Ozarks


A number of different terms could be related to this style of fishing. Several people would call it illegal. A bunch of others saying that the poor fish is treated inhumanly.........

Who gives a rats a_ _ what others say, it is my farm and I'll fish any dang way we want to.

So - how do you get that fish that won't bite a worm, won't bite a lure, well it's easy if you live in southwest MO.

You put a pump in the pond,

start it up and drain the damned pond.

Hence you can see that illusive fish out there in the water....

and then you use the newest redneck fishing equipment to catch him.

And you get a fish that is 24 inches long and has a heck of a lot of fish to eat when you cook it up.

Of course you get a little dirty with this style fishing, who cares, it was fun.

we got the fish, we drained the pond, and when we are done, we'll have a fish fry and go swimming in the new pond.

Just a little more dozer work, fix the dam to make it easier to mow, put the floating dock in the center of the pond (with a walkway of course), and then restock the pond with bass and we'll be ready to go.

And all day today, my wife, my daughter and my grand-daughter and I had a grand ole time playing in the mud and the muck and we dang sure did what we were supposed to do on such a wonderful day.............

CELEBRATE LIFE................

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Boys N Toys

I remember as a kid that we used to play with Tonka trucks and bulldozers and lots other toys. Somewhere in the family pictures (I'll probably never see it again) is a picture of me sitting on Edie Pilla's bulldozer (or could be a backhoe) in St Louis area.

So to keep you counters out there wondering what we are doing now-a-days, well I am again using bulldozers to have fun in the sun in the Ozarks.

Here are a few pictures to let you know what kind of fun

watchout Viola, here comes the dozer to do some of this

we're coming to take you away hey-hey

of course this is the final result

Yeah it's a CAT 963 and that bucket is huge...

now that the 1,380 feet of fence row is cleared of heavy overgrowth and trees, the pond work can begin. I am now delegated to supervisory role to watch the dozer start digging topsoil (which is for sale) and make the pond expanding project come to reality. The dozer is that deep and is still removing topsoil......
a join project to use local people who are hurting for work....
hey maybe Billy or Roy can get me some "earmark money" to help with expenses......

Anyway, helping a friend out in his time of need, well that is the real meaning of