Browsing All posts tagged under »Wild turkeys«

Farm report

April 17, 2012


As I drove east on M-88 the car filled with an eyewatering aroma. Cowboy! I growled, casting a steely eye at the spaniel in the rearview mirror. He looked confused. We emerged from the reeking cloud. Ah. Now I remembered.

A whole new year full of surprises

January 1, 2012


For starters, I’m remodeling Torch Lake Views.  Give me a little minute, OK?  You know how it goes when you decide you picked the wrong color paint, and you stepped on the curtain rod and . . . but not to worry.  It’s going to be All Right.  I’m pretty sure. Here’s something to look […]

Turkeys strut their stuff for Babs

April 11, 2011


Babs Young was out and about in the wilder reaches of Antrim County.  She writes: As these boys strut their stuff, the girls don’t look too interested. But then what do I know about turkey sex. When you come right down to it, really, what are the turkeys thinking?  But wait—what can I be thinking?  Since […]

Moonrise over Elk Rapids

November 1, 2009


This was an unsettling day, what with getting back the hour stolen from me last spring and then having a hard time keeping track of it. I was in danger of being early for everything, but then I got distracted. On the way to Traverse City there is an old orchard. This year the deer […]

Turkeys, turkeys everywhere

October 17, 2008


Once upon a time wild turkeys had practically disappeared from northern Michigan. After a lot of effort by the DNR and conservation groups, they’re plentiful again.  A hunter has some property just up the road where he parks a travel trailer during turkey season.  He is locally famous for spending an entire day, pre-dawn to […]