We’re quickly sliding into autumn here in the Great Land. That means laying in a supply of firewood, of course. While our property isn’t expansive enough to allow us to take all our firewood needs here, at least this year there were a few down birches the power company cut for being too close the power lines. In such cases the downed trees are left for the landowner, and so now I have a good supply of decent stove wood that just needs to be cut, split and stacked.
That’s the work part of autumn. The fun part, at least this year, is this: Last Sunday, Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. took a drive up Denali way, to see the fading summer and enjoy a late Sunday breakfast at a favorite place of ours a ways north of Cantwell. It was a gorgeous, clear day in between the usual run of clouds and rain we get this time of year. Since we probably won’t go up much north of Talkeetna in the winter, we wanted to make sure to have at least one more drive a little ways north before snow falls. It was a perfect day, and another reminder of why we moved here. Here, have a look:
On To the Links!
What We’ve Learned About Team Biden’s Incompetence. Some of us saw this coming.
No, he’s not fit to lead the nation – in fact he’s not fit to haul guts to a bear.
This Week’s Idiots:
(Retired Air Force general and former CIA and NSA chief) Michael Hayden is an idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Alaskan I am now, but at heart I’m still a rural/small-town kid from eastern Iowa, and I suppose I always will be. One place I remember well from my youth is Grundy County. This place contains some of the world’s finest farmland and, back in the day, had some great pheasant and rabbit hunting. Most of my family lives in eastern Iowa today, and I’m pretty pleased to see the grandkids growing up in farm country, involved in 4H, and living a clean, healthy life far away from our ever-more-screwed up cities.
Back to Grundy County. Here, from country singer John Michael Montgomery, is a look at that agricultural world, wrapped around his song Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident.) And boy howdy can this girl dance. Enjoy.