Ottertail Country

Ottertail Country
Ottertail South

October 2, 2008

October begins.


Here is my view of the woods along highway 13. I get to look at this sight twice a day (assuming I go to work).

So following are a few shots of the fall colors in Price County.

And this, of course, is a lovely aquastat. I knew you would be wanting to see one....

Our friend Chuck went elk hunting in Idaho again. He goes every year to bowhunt with some friends. He got one this year again, not as big as a couple years ago, but it produced quite a bit of meat and generated a few good yarns.

It had an unusual left side antler, looks like it was maybe injured early on and it grew kind of funny. Had one tine actually growing downward, a droptine, as they are called.

Clear skies tonight and the temperature is falling fast. Supposed to be hard frost tonight and tomorrow night, then getting a little warmer again. Autumn is a wonderful time....

I gotta go, Carlo



Anonymous said...

As always Gene, awesome pictures!! Love seeing all of those beautiful fall colors mixed together like that! Almost makes going to work a pleasure :-) Thanks again for a great birthday dinner to celebrate Aunt Peg's birthday!! Kristi

Anonymous said...

Ah yes..
Gene put together a surprise birthday supper at a local establishment the night after my birthday. Mom, Kristi and Adam, Gary and Jordan, and the two of us made up the entire dinner party. Well, he had mentioned something about a drink after work early in the day, and suggested that we compromise on our work schedules, rather than go at either 4:00 or 6:30, we could go at 5:15. Well I should have figured something was up when I had a few more things to take care of at 5:15, and he was getting "anxious" (is that the new word for that?). Then when we walked in, I looked to him, to see if he wanted to sit her?.... how about here?.... or here?... and each time he "shushed me on". You know that hand shush motion :).. finally we ended up in the back room where everyone jumped out and yelled happy birthday... well we commenced to having a bunch of good food, lots of fun, flowers and cards and yes, the ever famous "blow on" squacking noise makers. Did I mention that I had brought some "squackers" in to work for his birthday... so his buddies all greeted him that morning with those things... well, he went around and "stole" them back from all of his friends and co-workers.... for my special party.

It definitely was a day to remember... a great family and a loving husband. It really doesn't get any better than that.

Kristi and Adam, the flowers are lovely. They make me smile each time I go by them, and remind me of the teriffic family I have.

Thank you Lucy for the birthday call too. It was nice to hear your voice again. We certainly look forward toward your next visit.

Gene has been spending some of his free time combing his newest dead pet. I'm sure you will see pictures sometime.... or maybe you'll just have to "visit the homestead". :)

Hello to everybody out there, and have a "Happy Fall". (not the kind that Mary had.)

hugs to all. ps

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the pictures on the trip to Phillips. Peggy, I am so glad you had a lovely birthday. Wish I could have been there to celebrate your birthday. Must have been fun. Lucy