Anomalism 4-22.7 The perimeter is nearly secure.    2007-04-22 22:56:54 ET
We finaly got the fence up around the back yard upper level. Now if the campers want to fall off a cliff they will have to fall off ome one else's. The barb wire and the dangerous cliff edge gate are yet to be installed, but the main part is done. E.Z. the diesel cat, and Calipider, two of the outside cats came up with us to hang out and watch. They didn't see when we came back down so I had to go back up and call them down for dinner. Also the warm weather is finaly here and I start mowing on monday. No more spring cleanup and mulching for me. It looks to be a good season and I am doing work I enjoy.

 Anomalism 4-5.7 Weather??    2007-04-05 09:21:53 ET
The day before yesterday it was 80 degrees, today it is 30 and there is 2" of snow on the ground. It is all very pretty and stuff but we are kinda tired of it at this point. I'll have to build a fire soon for the first time in 3 weeks to heat the house and yet I have already had some sun burn. Its April in Ohio and this is the kind of things the weather will frequently do here. I guess I willna be doing any more mulching and edging this week.

 Anomalism 3-30.7 Hi Ho Hi Ho It's off to    2007-03-30 19:37:46 ET
Work this past week since the weather finaly broke here and the snow melted. As usual it has been painful in many of the usual ways muscle and joint wise. The one notable and very welcome difference being that it is not 40 degrees and raining. Instead it has been sunny and warm and dry. This could be good. Also it feels good to be earning money again.

 Anomalism3-23.7 esperiments    2007-03-23 11:17:45 ET

 Anomalism 2-22.7 interesting what shallow+elitism can get you into    2007-02-22 10:58:58 ET
This blog entry from a sports writer named Jim Zumbo appeared a few days ago at Outdoor .

As I write this, I'm hunting coyotes in southeastern Wyoming with Eddie Stevenson, PR Manager for Remington Arms, Greg Dennison, who is senior research engineer for Remington, and several writers. We're testing Remington's brand new .17 cal Spitfire bullet on coyotes.

I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.

I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are "tackdrivers."

Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I've always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles. We've always been proud of our "sporting firearms."

This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don't need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let's divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries and woods.

A bit of the toenail snubbing the hand and getting a smack for it. The response thus far has been enjoyable. I'm not real good with links so you'd have to google it to get to see the fallout. But it appears that Mr Zumdo's shallow condesending arrogance has cost him a carrear and and done harm to the activities that provided that carrear. Personaly the only hunting I do apart from some less than successful attemps on the neighborhood stray cats is with my bumper and I never keep the trophies.
On the other hand I found this an enjoyable idea. I wish I hand that much ammo and a full auto AK to burn.

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