So I have had to do some social distancing as of late as I have had a recent positive covid test. I was contact traced on Tuesday to an event on Monday....and felt bad (like a nasty cold and sinus infection) wed & thurs. As such I have been out on the tractor most of the day today....pulling cards, spreading some seed and just checking on things. Staying away from the wife and kids and able to take this dang mask off... #1 - trail cams....well, if my son ever went to trial based on the evidence he left on my tractor the other week.....this pretty much sends him up the river! #2 - Ever had one of those...Oh #@$% moments with your trail cam cards? I know I pulled all 4, but I only had 3 in my pocket when I got home. And which one was missing??? The one where I had been seeing some nice bucks previously! So the other 3 cards where pretty uneventful and simply shows that I have some very odd racks out there this year in the younger deer that need to out grow that. #3 - One good thing was that it appears that my verbal abuse towards my fruit trees was not a waste. I have a group of big box store trees that have struggled and I have cursed at them, spit on them and even threatened them with the chainsaw! I had one tree that had NEVER produce an apple before and even it spit out a handful! This one even bent a limb to ensure the deer could reach them....suck up! Nobody likes a kiss-ass!! #4 - I did sentence a young ash tree to die....by hopefully being rubbed to death. It was in a good spot, and I left it stick out just to see if the deer will take the bait....hopefully I can see it being thrashed from my blind and thus he will give his presence away even sooner! #5 - I have a white oak tree (old mature tree) that seemingly now wants to be a swamp white oak! I had never seen this before, but I found 2 or 3 places where there seems to be new leaves that look not like the others.... It is so different I thought maybe I had a sapling growing up into the other tree....I double and triple checked that this was not the case. You can even see the difference in the leaf colors...so I am not sure what is going on. It has never been a great producer as it is, but it's one of the few I have....maybe it has covid...I don't know!