after a pile of work days - i did some fishing the other morning - it was a nice sunrise...
pioneer preppy and sandy have been here before, but this trip is for sandy's husband Bulldog Man ;-))
and bright out - gonna be a hot day!
but at 6:30 it isn't so bad yet ;-)
out on the water - we are headed to the brooks that feed the river this morning. it is getting late in the summer and some trout start the trip to the spawning grounds way early. we are not allowed to keep fish after aug 31. not too many days left!
today we go up the north framboise river a bit, it's more like a big stream, but fresh cold oxygenated water all year. brook trout need running water to spawn.
here is a nice 11 inch trout! it is probably a sea run - the colors are purplish... they are silver initially but they seem to change.. i COULD be wrong and these are all different strains... time will tell.
we caught two - the smaller trout definitely stays in fresh water all year - it's makings are more brown and orange - pretty cool eh?
the big one is super red inside - probably from eating small shrimp. it was yummy!!! the skin splits when they go into the pan this fresh, nothing we can do - best fish ever.
how about some work??? after a summer hiatus, i am back to working on the greenhouse and getting it ready for fall - i scraped, caulked and painted these windows last week - now they need scraping..
all ready to go at the back - they are gray because my good friend w tipped me off to buying mis-tinted paint. i got a gallon of gray primer for $10.00 and a gallon of gray paint for $10.00 ... that's 20.00 for what would cost 75! they are going at the back so no foul anyway!!!
i did a quick and dirty with plastic and strapping in early june to finish it for the summer...
off it comes and up goes the osb framing at the bottom...
and now the 1x4 framing goes up... 1x4s span a stud leaving a 1 inch lip on each side - good enough!
next i put the windows in place (notice the tape on the windows with the number and placement - saves time trying to figure out who goes where!!) i anchor each on the inside with a 3" screw to keep them in place....
before i go around and screw them in from the outside... several 1 1/2" deck srews pull the window into the frame nice and tight
and here is the finished product - the windows look less ghetto to be sure!!!
not a deep sunset, but he clouds are magnificent!
hope you are all having a good late summer - cheers all!