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February 4, 2015

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:
 

         We will be removing these items in the near future so take a final look before they are gone from this listing.

 

         Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" die cut 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.

 

          NEW Another new item on consignment is a dozen "previously owned" custom cedar arrows that are 50-55# spine and 29" long.  The arrows feature spliced shield shape feathers and a unique custom cresting pattern putting them in a "super custom" category.  They also come in a "baker's dozen" of thirteen arrows for a selling price of $150.00.  Click for photo.

 

          NEW We also have two custom leather strap-on style four arrow bow quivers available for $75.00 each.  These were designed for one piece longbows.  Click for Quiver #1.  Click for Quiver #2.

 

           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.

 

          Another consignment item has recently arrived!  A complete drum set is now available for $250.00!  Click for photo.

 

          We also have three guitars available as used items for $35.00 each.  Of the two blue ones, one has to be restrung but both are available with soft cases for "scratch free" transport. 

Click for photo.

 

          Techno Beat battery powered Keyboard (with no instructions nor any accessory items if offered for $30.00.  Click for photo.

 

  Any of the above items can be seen

  by appointment by calling us at 315-822-5893.

 

 

1/14/15:  It managed to get down to twenty below zero last night and at 11:30 AM it is still only four degrees outside.  It certainly hard to be outdoors in weather like this and is hard on our little dogs as well.  As cold as it is when each dog is ready to come back inside their feet are cold enough to have to be carried up the steps back to the kitchen door and warmth!  All the while I am breathing through a neck scarf to keep my lungs from freezing and shutting down in protest.

 

Full Moon – Tuesday February 3, 2015:  The Snow Moon – Snow piles even higher in February, giving this moon its most common name.  Among tribes that used this name for the January moon, the February moon was called the Hunger Moon due to the challenging hunting conditions.

 

1/18/15:  I have ordered the materials to make two dozen Legacy aluminum arrows for a customer in Georgia.  He ordered arrows from us two years ago and now needs to replenish his stock and we are happy to have the business at this time of year.

 

1/23/15:  Yesterday and today were filled with negatives.  I got the aluminum shafts from our supplier and got them unpacked and started on the building process.  Each shaft marked with a visible pencil mark to allow me to dip each arrow with a ten inch crown dip of white paint.  I got everything set up to dip the shafts and on the first shaft I found that my dip tank paint had thickened up to the point that it was unusable.  I cleaned the paint off the shaft and poured the white paint from the dip tube back into our paint storage container and added the proper amount of thinner to allow proper paint flow.

 

Properly mixing in the thinner I determined that the dipping paint was at the proper thickness to flow properly.  After a waiting period to allow all of the bubbles to work out of the paint, I dipped the first of the two dozen arrows that had been ordered.  Since the paint had to dry I quit the operation to wait for the paint to set.  Awhile later Margaret went to the freezer in the cellar and on the way checked my dipped shafts and advised me that the Pro Arrow Dipper didn’t wait long enough for the bubbles to disperse!  So, I had to clean the bubbled up paint from twelve arrow shafts!

 

1/24/15:  Today I was finally able to get the crown dip on two dozen aluminum shafts and get them cut to length and install the inserts and field points.  When I opened my supply drawer containing the white nocks that the customer wanted installed I found the drawer contained only three (3) nocks.  Callng Kustom King Archery I was able to order the urgently needed Bohning Classic nocks in the proper size and color.  They should be in early next week so I might just be able to ship the finished arrows some time in the near future!

 

1/25/15:  I have neat little story for you -  Around 1995, the citizens of Brasstown, North Carolina (population 240) decided that they could stage a yearly ritual on New Year’s Eve to match the New York’s Times Square ball drop.  They decided to host the first ever Brasstown Possum Drop and on that New Year’s Eve they lowered a live Possum in a plexiglass box from a pole at Clay’s Corner Convenience Store at midnight.  Thus, the first Possum Drop Festival was born!

 

As the years passed the Festival featured gospel singing, patriotic music, fireworks and a “Miss Possum” contest that featured local men in wigs, makeup, heels and ladies formal dress competing for the honor of being named that year’s Miss Possum.  The yearly festival gained momentum to the point that the attendance grew to over 4,000 souls and the possum was happily returned to the wild after each celebration.

 

Enter the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and their lawsuit maintaining that it is cruel treatment of a shy wild creature that must be left out in the cold mountain air and suffer the trauma of the festival’s fireworks and brass band.  A lawsuit was instituted and of course PETA won an injunction so this past year a live possum was not in attendance at the Festival!  Organizers stated that they would use a fresh road kill or a pot of possum stew!  For more info on this event please go to http://www.clayscorner.com/.  Looks like great fun in any event.

 

1/26/15:  We had a ruffed grouse and both a grey squirrel and a red squirrel eating together at our feeding station!  Amazing that wild creatures can closely share a space when food is involved.  I ran a bunch of errands this morning that had to be done and hoped that the 11/32 white nocks would arrive but that didn’t happen.  I have a customer coming on Thursday to pick up the used Black Bear that we have in stock so that is good news for our January sales!

 

Last Friday I made the mistake of calling one on our suppliers to make an address correction.  I moved out of the commercial building (1233 US HWY 20) and back in the house at 1237.  I have been dealing with these people for over 25 years but they had us reapply for a dealership and submit a copy of our tax license along with digital photos of the storefront, signage, work area stock displays, etc.  In the meantime our dealership is on “hold” to re-evaluate our dealership.  We owe them money for a recent shipment and my checkbook is on hold till we hear from them.

 

1/28/15:  The 11/32” arrow nocks finally arrived so now I can get to work on the two dozen arrows.  The customer wants 1 ½ dozen with 5” parabolic diecuts and the remaining 6 as flu-flu arrows with white 4” six fletch.  I got the arrows finished and boxed and sent them off to Georgia by 4:30 PM hopefully to satisfy another repeat customer!

 

1/29/15:  My Thursday customer arrived and was very pleased to purchase the used Black Bear and he added a few accessories as well.  I provided him with a free endless loop bowstring to use as a backup string.  He wanted to know what the differences were between a Flemish string and the endless loop.  I showed him the difference in the assembly techniques and actually cut and assembled a Flemish string so those differences were shown more graphically.  He seemed impressed and left happy after spending three hours in the shop.

 

1/30/15:  The 2015 Region 6 Youth Bowhunter Camp is scheduled for July 24-26 at the Oswagatchie FFA Camp in Long Pond, NY.  For information contact Bill Snyder at 3012 Pine Ridge Road, Canastota, NY 13032.  Phone: 315-415-0966 or email:  bill4nyb@gmail.com .

 

Ian Brucker has graciously agreed to host the Youth Camp Benefit Shoot on March 22 at Lillies Agway & Archery Shop/7794 Park Avenue/Holland Patent, NY 13354.  Call 315-865-8105 for more information.

 

2/2/15:  We had six inches of snow this morning but the good news was that the ground hog saw his shadow so we only have six weeks of winter left…..surprised that PETA hasn’t been able to free Punxsutawney Phil from his abusive captivity as well! 

 

The driveway has been plowed but the snow is still coming down and not supposed to quit till late afternoon.  I guess my errands will have to wait until tomorrow but I expect that I can deal with that.

 

2/3/15:  The insurance company came up with a check so it was off to the bank this morning.  We started off at six below zero but all day has been bright and shiny!  Paid all of the outstanding bills (including the new oil furnace) picked up a bunch of groceries and finished off the books for the month of January and even managed to run the snow blower around the back yard.

 

Click  to view this week's photos - February 4, 2015

 

 

Up-Coming Events  -  2015

     
March 22  

NYB Youth Camp Benefit Shoot

at Lillies Agway & Archery Shop

7794 Park Avenue

Holland Patent, NY. 

 

For futher information

call 315-865-8105

     
May 15 ,16 & 17  

NYB BANQUET RESORT WEEKEND 

 

Click for flyer 

     
July 24-26  

NYB Region 6 Bowhunter Youth Camp Oswagatchie FFA Camp

Long Pond, NY

 

For Info contact:  Bill Snyder

 

3012 Pine Ridge Road

Canastota, NY

 

Phone: 315-415-0966 

 

Email: bill4nyb@gmail.com

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
The 3D season is officially over for 2014.

 

 

   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

 


 

January 16, 2015

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:
 

         We will be removing these items in the near future so take a final look before they are gone from this listing.

 

         Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" die cut 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.

 

          NEW Another new item on consignment is a dozen "previously owned" custom cedar arrows that are 50-55# spine and 29" long.  The arrows feature spliced shield shape feathers and a unique custom cresting pattern putting them in a "super custom" category.  They also come in a "baker's dozen" of thirteen arrows for a selling price of $150.00.  Click for photo.

 

          NEW We also have two custom leather strap-on style four arrow bow quivers available for $75.00 each.  These were designed for one piece longbows.  Click for Quiver #1.  Click for Quiver #2.

 

           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.

 

          Another consignment item has recently arrived!  A complete drum set is now available for $250.00!  Click for photo.

 

          We also have three guitars available as used items for $35.00 each.  Of the two blue ones, one has to be restrung but both are available with soft cases for "scratch free" transport. 

Click for photo.

 

          Techno Beat battery powered Keyboard (with no instructions nor any accessory items if offered for $30.00.  Click for photo.

 

  Any of the above items can be seen

  by appointment by calling us at 315-822-5893.

 

 

12/19/14:  Our Christmas sales have improved somewhat.  A customer from New Jersey who hunts up here with a local guide service emailed us and ordered a dozen custom Carbon Express Heritage arrows.  We should be able to ship the finished arrows to him before Christmas which will double our sales for the month!

 

12/20/14: I am getting my year-end inventory started up and will work on that as the mood strikes me.

 

12/22/14:  Today turned out to be less than pleasant.  Our youngest dachshund (Tuppence) got out of bed with her face all swollen up due to an infected molar.  We tried calling our vet but he was on vacation and would not be available till the 29th.  Margaret started looking for an alternative vet to take her to and I rushed to deposit a check that came in yesterday to have enough funds to cover the vet bill.  After doing the banking, Merlyn and I stopped at the drugstore to get a prescription filled for Margaret.

 

At the drugstore I was advised that the prescription would not be covered by our insurance until the 31st.  When I got home with the bad news, Margaret tried to call the insurance carrier to find out what the problem was.  After a few false starts on the phone we ended up on hold waiting for a customer service rep to answer.  Shortly after 11 AM we had to give that up in order to take Tuppence to the vet to get a shot for her tooth infection.

 

Returning home from the vet visit we tried calling the insurance company once again and after another two hours of listening to their “on hold” music we finally got to talk to one of the companies service reps.  He determined that the problem was a combination doctor/pharmacy glitch that he wasn’t authorized to fix for us.  I then called our pharmacist who promised to get the problem fixed and get back to us when he could rectify the matter.

 

12/25/14:  I have been getting a few archery products catalogs over the past few days and can report a few things of interest.  Blackheart is a supplier of crossbow strings and cables:  Retail pricing on crossbow strings is $40.00 and cable sets sell for $50.00 plus installation labor.  This came in a private branding grouping of catalogs supplied to us from Kinsey Archery Products.  Beside the Blackheart line they also included catalogs for October Mountain Products, Fin-Finder bowfishing products and the Elevation line of bowcases, hip quivers and other accessories.  The OMP catalog is largely traditional equipment and they offer Flemish strings at retail prices of $19.99 for B50 and $24.99 for D97 material.  I know that the xbow strings and cables are largely machine made but I would like to order one of their dacron Flemish strings and tear it apart to see why it is worth $20!

 

12/26/14:  With rain and warmth all of our snow (if you can find a snow bank here and there) has turned into “dirty snow”!  Of course we will see plenty more fresh snow before spring returns but we will have to wait for that.

 

Merlyn and I went to Richfield this morning and picked up Margaret’s prescription with the apologies of the pharmacist.  We went from there to the store and picked up a few groceries and after gassing up the old van returned home.  Margaret was able to make an appointment with our regular vet to get Tuppence’s tooth removed on Monday at 8:15 so we can plan on getting that taken care of.

 

12/30/14:  As you may remember this summer when I harvested my potatoes I had one full row that had been eaten under ground by some burrowing varmint.  Margaret thought the varmints probably were the moles that infest that end of the garden.

 

Around mid-October she decided to start running a “trap line” in an attempt to get rid of some of the assumed potato predators!  Arming herself with mouse traps and dry wall buckets she set to work and as of today has scored a total of sixteen moles and field mice for her efforts.

 

Because the moles have also infiltrated one of our planter boxes to prey on the parsley roots she moved a trap to cover a burrow in the parsley plants.  A few nights ago she went to check her trap line and was very surprised to find that on removing the bucket covering the trap that the mole that lived in the hole had not only covered the mousetrap but had filled the bucket one third of the way up with dirt dragged up from under ground!  She smoothed out the area and reset the trap only to have it covered up for the second time.

 

Rather than being made a fool of three times she moved the trap to another location!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!!!

 

I have always been fascinated by the native American usage of moon names to denote the passage of time based on the full moon period of each month.  The most common usage was put forth by the Algonquin tribes that had the greatest influence on the early European settlers in the New World.  Each month I will note the day of the full moon and a brief description of that moon’s name:  January 5, 2015 – The Wolf Moon.  In January snow gathers deep in the woods and the howling of wolves can be heard echoing in the cold still air.  Some tribes called this moon the Snow Moon, but most often it was used for the next month.

 

1/7/14:  My inventory has been completed for the year end and I have the financial records for 2014 properly recorded for my tax man to digest when he calls me to come in for our tax session.

 

Lake effect snow squalls are now evident as I look out the back window.  The bird feeding station has been filled with food but the birds and other creatures are not present due to the cold winds that are blowing.  Whenever it stops they will be back to dig through the snow for what seeds can be salvaged!

 

The weather services are calling for minus ten degrees tonight with snow continuing for the balance of the week.  I just finished my morning chores by getting the garbage can back in the shop  and have put another wheel barrow of wood into our little wood shed to feed the stove for two more days.  That was the worse chore as the wind managed to blow up under my coat, flannel shirt and tee shirt for the duration of stacking the wood!  (It was zero degrees on the back deck at 2PM this afternoon so sub zero tonight will not be an option.)

 

1/11/15:  Looking through the super market sale flyers last night  I was amazed at the number of breakfast cereal options available in 2015.  Of course everything is on special but still the box prices are higher than we want to spend.  Looking down the cereal aisle at the local market I can see the boxes stacked six shelves high touting colors/flavors/nutritional values etc. on both sides of the shopping cart all crying out “buy me”!

 

In the 1950’s when I was growing up things were much simpler:  Cheerios, Wheaties (Breakfast of Champions), Rice Krispies (pour in the milk and they would talk to you!), Shredded Wheat (the little hay bales that didn’t get soft till you poured boiling water on them), Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (grandma’s favorite) and Quaker Oats (with the Quaker’s smiling red face on the round container).  Quaker currently has 173 different breakfast style products available on the market.  Things were much simpler in 1951!

 

!/13/15:  It got down to minus four degrees last night and the back deck popped and creaked and groaned as I walked across it to deliver food to our wild creatures.  The sun was shining in full morning brilliance and the snow sparkled with light as I walked back to the house.  I wasn’t able to stay outside very long but can sit inside and watch the squirrels and crows eating side by side under the pine tree!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - January 16, 2015

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
The 3D season is officially over for 2014.

 

 

   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

 


 

December 18, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:
 

         New entries for this week are Custom Cedar Arrows and two Quivers (on this page). Two Bows on our Consignment page and one on Used Bows page.  We have changes on the New Bow page as well.  Happy shopping!

 

         Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" die cut 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.

 

          NEW Another new item on consignment is a dozen "previously owned" custom cedar arrows that are 50-55# spine and 29" long.  The arrows feature spliced shield shape feathers and a unique custom cresting pattern putting them in a "super custom" category.  They also come in a "baker's dozen" of thirteen arrows for a selling price of $150.00.  Click for photo.

 

          NEW We also have two custom leather strap-on style four arrow bow quivers available for $75.00 each.  These were designed for one piece longbows.  Click for Quiver #1.  Click for Quiver #2.

 

           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.

 

          Another consignment item has recently arrived!  A complete drum set is now available for $250.00!  Click for photo.

 

          We also have three guitars available as used items for $35.00 each.  Of the two blue ones, one has to be restrung but both are available with soft cases for "scratch free" transport. 

Click for photo.

 

          Techno Beat battery powered Keyboard (with no instructions nor any accessory items if offered for $30.00.  Click for photo.

 

  Any of the above items can be seen

  by appointment by calling us at 315-822-5893.

 

 

11/21/14:  Although we aren’t suffering under eight feet of snow like Buffalo is (along with 12 storm related deaths) we are getting some lake effect stuff at the present.  We have 3-5” of old snow and another inch of fresh stuff.  It is still snowing but supposed to taper off by noontime.  I have to see my cardiologist at 3:40 PM today and hopefully the roads south will be clear by then.  In any event it is much too early for this much snow.

 

My recent cardio testing and the aborted catheterization has resulted in another $176.00 in copays.  (Just got another one for $200.00 for the pacemaker change!)  Since we are paying off three earlier ones I tried calling the Hospital’s financial group to add the new ones on.  Six attempts on the phone got me only a busy signal so I gave up.  I expect that all of their operators are chasing down deadbeats so I will wait for them to call me and then make the arrangements!  Update:  They finally caught me and now our monthly payment has gone from six months to fifteen months!

 

We got to the clinic in plenty of time but John Rowley was running about 45 minutes late.   Finally got in and everything was fine.  The medication change appears to have worked as all of my test parameters were well within acceptable tolerances.  We got home at 5:45 PM and got to drive by a two vehicle wreck at Skinner Road and Route 20!  An exciting time was had by all!

 

11/23/14:  Lenny’s son Scott was kind enough to volunteer to help me clean the chimneys out so that got done today.  Margaret refuses to let me go up on the roof anymore!  She still lets me climb a ladder high enough to get dizzy but I am not allowed to walk around on the roof.  The creosote build-up in the wood burning chimney was really bad so I expect that I am going to have to pay more attention to it to avoid burning the house down.

 

11/25/14:  We have had a bit of a weather reprieve for the past couple of days but that is once again coming to an end.  By Thanksgiving Day we should be seeing snow once again in the form of a nor’easter coming up the east coast.  With the national average gasoline prices in the $2.80 range it will probably find a bunch of stranded travelers for the next holiday!  We have been invited to share the day with friends but that is only an eighteen mile round trip so that ought to work out nicely.

 

11/28/14:  We had a very nice Thanksgiving with our friend’s family and returned home just before dark.  Of course on the way home my shiny new muffler went from connected to disconnected so the rusty old van will go back to the repair shop on Monday.  When we had the oil furnace repaired a couple of weeks ago and the technician who did the work suggested that we have the furnace cleaned.  I called on Wednesday to schedule that and today the cleaning process noted that the heat exchanger had a big hole in it so now we have a red-tagged furnace!  2014 seems to have been a banner year for us with BAD LUCK being the only luck we have had since last January.

 

12/2/14:  Talked with Darryl Ferguson Monday and he has us scheduled for a new furnace on Wednesday.  Bob cobbled the muffler on the van back together so I can drive down the highway quietly again.

 

12/5/14:  The new oil furnace installation was done and functioning by Wednesday evening with a couple of touch up items completed on Thursday afternoon.  It certainly is nice to have enough heat in the house again.  The wood stove is a nice supplement heat but the one little stove cannot be expected to heat a house of almost 3,000 square feet on three different levels.

 

I have always been fascinated by the native American usage of moon names to denote the passage of time based on the full moon period of each month.  The most common usage was put forth by the Algonquin tribes that had the greatest influence on the early European settlers in the New World.  Each month I will note the day of the full moon and a brief description of that moon’s name:

 

December 6, 2014 – The Cold Moon:  Winter takes a firm hold and temperatures plummet at this time.  Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun.  The full moon name often used by Christian settlers is the “Moon before Yule”.

 

12/18/14:  When we were publishing the 3D book and still hosting indoor leagues in the archery lanes it was not too difficult to keep publishing this Diary on a weekly basis.  Since we do not have much to write about (or report on) this may well become a monthly Diary instead of a weekly one!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - December 18, 2014

 

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from both of us!

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
The 3D season is officially over for 2014.

 

 

   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

 


 

November 20, 2014

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:
 

 

         New entries for this week are Custom Cedar Arrows and two Quivers (on this page). Two Bows on our Consignment page and one on Used Bows page.  We have changes on the New Bow page as well.  Happy shopping!

 

         Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" die cut 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.

 

          NEW Another new item on consignment is a dozen "previously owned" custom cedar arrows that are 50-55# spine and 29" long.  The arrows feature spliced shield shape feathers and a unique custom cresting pattern putting them in a "super custom" category.  They also come in a "baker's dozen" of thirteen arrows for a selling price of $150.00.  Click for photo.

 

          NEW We also have two custom leather strap-on style four arrow bow quivers available for $75.00 each.  These were designed for one piece longbows.  Click for Quiver #1.  Click for Quiver #2.

 

           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.

 

          Another consignment item has recently arrived!  A complete drum set is now available for $250.00!  Click for photo.

 

          We also have three guitars available as used items for $35.00 each.  Of the two blue ones, one has to be restrung but both are available with soft cases for "scratch free" transport. 

Click for photo.

 

          Techno Beat battery powered Keyboard (with no instructions nor any accessory items if offered for $30.00.  Click for photo.

 

  Any of the above items can be seen

  by appointment by calling us at 315-822-5893.

 

 

10/18/14:  Margaret came up with our tomato processing tally for 2014:  Tomato Sauce – 39 quarts.   Tomatoes – 59 quarts.  This was a banner year for our tomato harvest from eighteen plants!

 

Finally talked to my cardiologist on Friday and nothing serious is planned relative to my heart condition.  He is changing my alpha/beta blocker drug to see if that will improve things.  I didn’t think things were too bad until having to undergo all of the testing!

 

10/20/14:  I guess we are in for a cold spell for the upcoming week with intermittent rain predicted.  With the possibility of rain comes the possibility of SNOW!

 

We had a gray squirrel at our backyard feeder this afternoon and it was a welcome sight.  All of our furry friends have not yet abandoned us!

 

10/23/14:  A cold and dreary day today as we move towards the end of October.  We were able to spend the last two days working on updating the website to add new items that have been waiting too long to be added.

 

Today we also need to run and do some errands:  recycling soda cans and to purchase some bulk food items to help get through the winter months that are almost upon us.

 

10/27/14:  Margaret is in the process of turning a large portion of our earlier apple purchase into applesauce to be canned and stored for the winter.  This will be a two or three day operation and then we will be back to apple pies again.  She is using the Cortland variety of apples since they keep poorly as opposed to the Northern Spies which will keep in the cellar for most of the winter.  The final count on applesauce turned out to be 28 pints to go into winter storage!

 

10/30/14:  Merlyn and I got to the cabin last night to keep the fire going for Saturday.  I got the inside temperature up to 55 degrees before leaving on Friday morning.  Heavy fog and 24 degrees!

 

11/5/14:  Butch got here as scheduled on Saturday and we have been enjoying each other's company for the past few days.  I haven’t been getting out much but he has been seeing plenty of deer but nothing close enough to shoot.  He has also been splitting away on that nasty pile of maple that Doug Palmer was nice enough to cut up and bring down to the cabin.

 

I also have to report that Margaret’s woodland friends have returned to our feeding station in the backyard.  So far it looks like our hawk scare has worn off and we have seen the gray squirrels, doves and partridge along with our usual visitors.  Every thing is back to normal once again.

 

11/7/14:  Butch borrowed a chain saw yesterday and now the nasty pile of maple blocks are all split up and stored on the cabin porch.  Once again we have several weeks of good wood heat nicely stored away.  It will be needed as daytime temperatures for the rest of his visit won’t get out of the 40’s.

 

11/10/14:  Did you know that on an annual basis, one in twenty reported vehicle collisions are animal related?  This collision rate results in over 26,000 injuries and 200 human deaths.  The over all cost is more than $8.3 billion per year, including vehicle repair, medical services, towing, law enforcement time and carcass disposal.

 

These statistics are for deer and other larger mammals.  The tolls of smaller animals like squirrels, raccoons, skunks and foxes are largely unreported and in addition it is estimated that as many as 340 million birds are killed annually.

 

Tomorrow will be the last day of my hunting vacation with good friends.  We have had our traditional boiled ham dinner at the cabin and Butch will be flying back to Daytona early Thursday morning.  Merlyn and I will spend that day closing up the cabin for the winter and making it as varmint proof a possible!

 

11/14/14:  Merlyn and I made our last trip into the cabin for the year.  We took in all of the clean laundry and stored it away.  Things are ship shape and we closed up the door and now have to look forward to the winter passing for another year.

 

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That’s about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 


 

 

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