Wednesday, October 28, 2009


There is too much bass around on all the restaurants menus around here to be ranch raised or "wild local bass" .The only law that governs the harvest of these fish is the law of supply and demand.As long as there is a demand these fish will find there way to the table legally or not.
If the number of fish is decreasing this time around it our fault not the commercial harvester.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gone but not forgotten

After searching the photos in my library this was the only photo I could find of my old boat .It was a 23 'center console Seaway .I bought it in 1985 .After 10 yrs of pounding the waters of eastern long island it needed new stringers as well as a few other things.Like a new motor
It was one of those projects that was always on the back burner and I realized it probably was going to stay there.
I was approached by a guy who was raising oysters about selling it .Shit I have owned it for 24 yrs and its has been sitting on blocks waiting for me for the last 10.
While I was away in Maine ,hunting ,I called the guy and told him he could have it ."How much?" "oh some oysters every so often will do."
Its gone for a half a bushel of the little gems.After all these yrs it was either spend 10 or 15 thousand or let it go .My sons wanted to cut it up and actually offered to pay for the dumpster .
I now have 5 quarts of oyster stew and a little more room in the drive.Hopefully by spring she'll be back on the bay .Now I'll just be roaming the beaches
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

So much for Global

Its Oct.15TH and its snowing about 50 miles north of here .Its 42 F outside and the wind is gusting to 50MPH .

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heading Home

Guns ,kraut,cloths and a new wood stove for Mark.

More Kraut


Been doing this for years .It has moved to Maine but we bring the cabbage .This year we did 120 heads in about 2 hrs. Plenty of food and drink .The finished product will be ready in about 3 weeks

New Cap for the Frig

Still have the original frig inside .It is working well but it needed a new hat

60 yr old gets make over

The serial number on my table saw says 113:--- Those numbers were stamped somewhere between 1946 and the mid fifties.I bought the saw from a fellow carpenter about 1975.It has served me well all these years but the motor was getting tired .
With the help of Ebay I have bought pieces that I never had or that have worn out.
I have the extension arms and another rip fence track.It also was given a new baldor motor. With some modifications and a new pulley its ready to go for the next 60 yrs.


5 days at the ocean fishing and using the globetrotter