Skiing was love/hate here this year. Early start of season but warm periods w rain would screw things up. Slopes stayed open until April amazingly. Made it a couple times.
I never wore a helmet skiing … which could explain lots!!
Spring has sprung in the mountains, big difference compared to a month ago. Crimson clover is in full bloom.
We had a freeze warning last week, I’m not sure how many of our apples were impacted. This NWC droptine crab (2017) is loaded.
I’ve been considering opening up a ridge point adjacent to the area turkeys prefer on the neighbors. My other neighbor finished clearing it this week. It’s “roughed in” for now but will require some labor this summer/fall. I put 50 pounds of oats and 5 pounds of clover down, mainly to keep soil in place.
We planted several bare root white pine and Fraser fir on the east end of the plot.
It was a quick trip that ended with a successful turkey kill, my sons first.
I spent a few days in the mountains last week chasing the cold front and hoping it might get some of the bucks up and moving. Our peak breeding is about a week behind the northern deer but the bucks often start daylighting in scrapes around the first week of November.
Day one, 17F at daybreak. A crisp clear beautiful November morning.
I was set up over a mock scrape about 40 yards from a NRO that was still dropping. Almost every deer I saw made an appearance at that oak, deer fed under that tree until 11.
This little buck put on a show. I watched him make a rub nearby then he made an appearance at the scrape.
After 11 hours on stand, I couldn’t help myself when this doe presented a close shot.