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July 30, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

             Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

         I was going through some old archery stuff in the back of a cabinet and found three pair of the original Kwikee Kwivers.  These units were an inexpensive alternative to Fred Bear's much more expensive bow quiver and date back to the early 60's.  As far as I know this unit is still available on the market today as a new product item.  I can sell these for $3.00 a pair plus Priority Mail shipping.  How's that for nostalgia?  Click here to view the Kwikee Kwivers.

 

 

            Our sweet corn crop in the front of the house has made a remarkable recovery from our recent storm damage.  (I had to stand up all of the stalks and pack dirt around them!)  Now they are all tasseled out and taller than my head with ears starting to form on some of them.

 

          I spent most of Monday (when it wasn’t raining) harvesting broccoli, cucumbers, yellow beans, yellow crookneck    squash and zucchini.  We gave a portion of the squash, zucchini and cucumbers away to share with friends but the first two quarts of pickles have been processed and the beans and broccoli are packed in the freezer.  Late Sunday through Monday found us getting 1.4” of rain and I now have to stand up my sweet corn again!  When the ground gets wet and saturated the corn with its rigid stalks and shallow roots has a tendency to tip over with a bit of wind!

 

          The offerings on our consignment page have been dwindling:  Three Martin Longbows and one Martin Ventura recurve went back to their owner.  The Hill Country Bobcat takedown longbow went to a customer in Quebec.  The 42# Border recurve limbs went back to their owner and the remaining Border Limbs have had their price reduced from $400 to $290 which is a substantial savings.  If you are a diehard Border bow shooter this is a good time to pick up a spare pair of limbs.

 

          I have all of the bird nests cleaned off the porch at the cabin which will make way for the potential of new ones in the spring.  I thought about running my weed eater across the dam but when I took a closer look at the density of the growth I don’t think I have the energy for it.  This year I may have to let the fall frosts take care of it for me instead of abusing myself trying to clear a pathway to the other side of the pond.

 

          Merlyn and I have been seeing three or four does in the field just about every night.  Of course they are able to run away too quickly for me to get many pictures.   When we left this morning we had an osprey fly from its perch near the cabin to a dead tree on the other side of the pond.  It was nice to see the big fish catcher as we haven’t seen one of the big birds since early in the spring.

 

          It is Wednesday morning and since things have dried up somewhat I have to keep ahead of the weeding and do a first picking on a row of Roma beans.  I did the trimming in the backyard yesterday and Margaret has to finish mowing the back lawn so I had better get to it!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - July 30, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

 

August 9-10, 2014

32nd Annual  John Musacchia Stump Shoot

Lexington, New York

Info:  John Musacchia at  CaptainMuz@gmail.com

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 July 27, 2014

         

Cassety Hollow

         
Men's A Class
         
1   Dalton Sheppard    
2   Blake Wells    
3   Kane Chlad    
         

Men's B Class

         
1   Tom Gelfuso    
2   Ron Snow    
3   Andrew Sheppard    
         
Women
1   Kristen Casale    
2   Lehr Carmel    
3   Jaida Robins    
         

Traditional

         
1   Don Sweet    
2        
3        
         

Juniors

         
1   Mike Stappenbeck    
2   Joe Grimaldi    
3   Kyle Grimaldi    
         

 

48 shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
August 3, 2014

 

Trenton
Tri-Town

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

That’s about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 


 

July 24, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

             Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

         I was going through some old archery stuff in the back of a cabinet and found three pair of the original Kwikee Kwivers.  These units were an inexpensive alternative to Fred Bear's much more expensive bow quiver and date back to the early 60's.  As far as I know this unit is still available on the market today as a new product item.  I can sell these for $3.00 a pair plus Priority Mail shipping.  How's that for nostalgia?  Click here to view the Kwikee Kwivers.

 

 

        Our garlic has been harvested and the yield was 117 fine heads that are now drying off on the back deck!  We still have another twelve plants that I planted in the spring from stored cloves that started to grow from last year’s crop.  They can wait another month to mature before harvesting.

 

Margaret did her cutting of oregano from the herb garden and that has been dried and processed for fresh seasonings.  Parsley and sweet basil are yet to come.  Meanwhile I have been steadily harvesting the weeds and also dug two hills of baby potatoes for early consumption.

 

          Our wood mechanic brought four face cord of firewood on Friday so that means work getting it inside before rain comes to soak it up.  I plan on shooting with Lenny tomorrow at the West Winfield shoot (first time this year) and I will see if my body will let me do it!  Then Margaret wants to go to Riverside Mall to get some of the stuff that we are running out of.

 

I got to the shoot at West Winfield Rod & Gun Club with Lenny and his son Scott along with grand kids Samantha and Daniel.  We didn’t keep score and didn’t shoot the whole course.  I was happy with my shooting and my 12 year old Quinn Stallion performed admirably.  The shoot turnout was poor considering how beautiful the day was.

 

          It took Margaret and I a total of four days to get the wood all put into storage (along with a multitude of other chores).  Everything is taken care of now and we have ordered another four face cord for delivery in mid-September and that will get us though the winter months.

 

          Sad to report that the young ones in the mud daub nest on the cabin porch are no more.  Merlyn and I found three desiccated bodies on the deck this morning.  Either they died from parental neglect or a squirrel got into the nest and did them in.  In any event, they are no more and Mother Nature’s culling process continues.

 

Click  to view this week's photos - July 30, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

 

August 9-10, 2014

32nd Annual  John Musacchia Stump Shoot

Lexington, New York

Info:  John Musacchia at  CaptainMuz@gmail.com

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 July 20, 2014

         

West Winfield

         
Open
         
1   Will Bradley   399
2        
3        
         

Bowhunter

         
1   Pat Sullivan Jr.   395
2   Bill Wilcox   384
3   Phil Mancuso   381
         
Women
1   Karen Wilcox   358
2   Courtney Sullivan   332
3   Diana Wilcox   301
         

Traditional

         
1   Fred Dykstra   271
2   Trenton Dykstra   268
3   Marty Seeley    263
         

Juniors

         
1   Tony Slentz   341
2   Justin McCall   293
3        
         
Cubs
         
1   Christopher   215
2        
3        
Pee Wees
         
1   Aiden   177
2        
3        

 

47shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
July 27, 2014

 

Cassety Hollow
Gilbertsville

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

That’s about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 

 


 

July 16, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

         I was going through some old archery stuff in the back of a cabinet and found three pair of the original Kwikee Kwivers.  These units were an inexpensive alternative to Fred Bear's much more expensive bow quiver and date back to the early 60's.  As far as I know this unit is still available on the market today as a new product item.  I can sell these for $3.00 a pair plus Priority Mail shipping.  How's that for nostalgia?  Click here to view the Kwikee Kwivers.

 

 

Friday, sunny and hot……harvested the balance of the shell peas and the edible pod peas that were heavily hail damaged.  For the cost of the seed and the labor we yielded just a little over two meals apiece.  With the pea fence down and stored I am now looking at a three foot by 25 foot section of waist high weeds to dig by hand.  We have had so much rain that the weeds have gotten far ahead of me and now it is catch up time!  At the end of the row of peas I planted a little patch of green string beans and was able to harvest a meal of fresh green beans for supper tonight.

 

The garlic will be ready to be dug inside of two weeks and the yellow onions will be ready shortly after that.  On Tuesday we picked the green beans and other than that we have been mowing the lawn and digging weeds.

 

          Got an order for a Greatree bow this past weekend so called in the order for a lefty Highlander at 40# and 64”.  The young fellow has a true 30” draw length so the 64” length is almost mandatory for him.  At his draw the 40# limbs will yield close to 50# which should be a good all around bow for him.

 

          This morning I noticed that the milkweed flowers are blooming.  On reflection I find that I have not spotted a Monarch butterfly yet this year.  Fifty years ago this beautiful creature would abound in Central New York by the thousands.  Just another example of the relentless progress of mankind!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - July 16, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

July 25-27, 2014

NYB Region 6 Youth Camp

Oswagatchie FFA Camp

Long Pond Road  Crogan, NY

 

August 9-10, 2014

32nd Annual  John Musacchia Stump Shoot

Lexington, New York

Info:  John Musacchia at  CaptainMuz@gmail.com

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 July 13, 2014

         

Trenton

         
Open
         
1   Nick Reale   393
2   Will Bradley   388
3   Ron Young   359
         

Bowhunter

         
1   Jay Casale   383
2   Scott Buddle   379
3   Joe Grimaldi   366
         
Women
1   Linda Durant   383
2   Karen Wilcox   347
3   Karen Sipley   299
         

Traditional

         
1   None    
2        
3        
         

Juniors

         
1   John Reale   369
2   Joe Grimaldi Jr.   350
3   Paige Grimaldi   310
         
Cubs
         
1   Kyle Grimaldi   322
2   Andrew Young   302
3   Hunter Schachtler   189

 

54 shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
July 20, 2014

 

Oxford
West Winfield

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

That’s about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 

 


 

July 8, 2014

 

 

Please note:  Beaver Valley has cancelled their July 12th shoot.

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

         I was going through some old archery stuff in the back of a cabinet and found three pair of the original Kwikee Kwivers.  These units were an inexpensive alternative to Fred Bear's much more expensive bow quiver and date back to the early 60's.  As far as I know this unit is still available on the market today as a new product item.  I can sell these for $3.00 a pair plus Priority Mail shipping.  How's that for nostalgia?  Click here to view the Kwikee Kwivers.

 

I am getting so sick and tired of telemarketers.  We have registered multiple times with both the state and the federal “do not call listings” and we still get an average of three to six telemarketing phone calls a day.

 

Our landline telephone service has both “call waiting” and “caller ID” options and neither of these adequately serves to screen out the junk calls.  If someone calls on the phone I have to assume that whoever is calling has a legitimate need to get in touch with us either for information or to place an order for an item available only through our business.

 

I find myself greatly offended when the caller wants me to have a free medical alert system, wants to extend me tremendous bargains in processing my credit card sales or something else equally stupid and time wasting (like an all expense paid vacation to Miami). 

 

At the age of 75 I am definitely on the downhill side of my life here on earth and it is offensive to have to waste valuable life time answering the phone and having to listen either computer generated pleas or real people who are paid a minimum wage just to piss me off. 

 

I escape these people by going to the cabin with my little dog and let Margaret stay at home and deal with the phone calls.  I guess I am just selfish and unfeeling and this is my “rant” for this week’s Diary!

       

          Our crop of spinach is starting to bolt (going to seed) and has got to get picked and processed into the freezer.  If it doesn’t rain too hard I am going to have to get that done Thursday.  The peas won’t be far behind as the shell peas are starting to pod up nicely and the peas will be quickly maturing inside the pods.  Our row of edible pod peas (snow peas) are not doing nearly as well as my seed was two years old and the germination factor was poor due to the age of the seed.

 

         

           Thursday afternoon certainly brought significant changes to our lives……there was a rain storm with 100 mph winds that hit a strip of central New York about thirty miles long from east to west along US Route 20.  West Winfield was particularly hard hit and we were without power for two days.  Our buildings suffered no damage and the majority of tree damage was behind the house.  Needless to say our garden took a beating but it looks like most of it will perk up over time.

 

We spent most of the day Friday getting the majority of downed limbs out of the backyard and in late afternoon was able to get dry ice from the West Winfield Fire Department to put in the freezers to keep things frozen until power was restored.  I bought ice to put in our kitchen refrigerator to keep things cool there.

 

Power was restored to East Winfield at 3:45 PM on Saturday and although we spent 48 hours without electricity it was quite a hardship especially considering the contents of our garden and our stored food supplies.  We probably could have lasted another 48 without losing the contents of our freezers but as it was we were fortunate not to lose any stored food.

 

 

          The storm path moved to the north after leaving East Winfield so nothing happened down at the cabin at all.  The hay fields were flattened out somewhat by an earlier storm but our farmer was able to get down there on Saturday and cut the hay on all three fields.  Monday morning he was able to get an early start and was just about done when I left to run errands at 9 AM.

 

I kind of think that the wild animals were happy to see the hay get mowed as when we went in Sunday night there were two deer close to the pond and all of the geese were clustered around my rowboat on this end of the dam!  Going in on Monday evening found that the big field was unfinished as the farmer got caught by the rain.  They got all of the big round bales transported to their storage place and I imagine they will finish the job as soon as the remaining hay dries out a bit.

 

Click  to view this week's photos - July 8, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

July 25-27, 2014

NYB Region 6 Youth Camp

Oswagatchie FFA Camp

Long Pond Road  Crogan, NY

 

August 9-10, 2014

32nd Annual  John Musacchia Stump Shoot

Lexington, New York

Info:  John Musacchia at  CaptainMuz@gmail.com

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 July 6, 2014

         

Waterville

         
Men's Release
         
1   Don Bare/Terry Horan   397
2   Micky Gaglianese   395
3   Rob Pawlikowski   386
         

Open Class

         
1   Will Bradley   401
2   Rick Tweedie   397
3   Nick Reale   394
         
Women
1   Melanie Nobles   382
2   Karen Wilcox   369
3   Carmel Lehr   359
         

Traditional

         
1   Derek Schilaz   360
2   Scott Morgan   335
3   Bow Raddley   224
         

Juniors

         
1   Jonathan Reale   382
2   Joe Grimaldi Jr.   375
3   Dakota Sipley   312
         
Cubs
1   Andy Young   347
2   Kyle Grimaldi   337
3   Reed Schuld   289

 

81 shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
July 13, 2014

 

Pine Tree
Trenton
Tri Town

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

That’s about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 

 


 

 

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