Anyone over 35 there? Third edition

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#947

It’s raining here in Airstrip One.

Blah.


#948

There’s a chill in the air. Pleasant and a welcome relief from the heat. Looks like winter has finally arrived.


#949

We got a bit of snow, our usual sparkly-unicorn fluff.

The dogs were pretty amped, dashing hither and yon. My namesake, Emma, found a narsty hunk of hoof-trimming half buried by the neighbour’s corral, and tried to hide behind a fence and scarf it, but I foiled her scheme. Kapa spends his time running, rather than scavenging. He’s stunningly fast and nimble. A Nureyev among dogs!

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#950

Cricket and Jazz - sisters.


#951

They are adorable :slight_smile:


#952

I love catses.

snowcat

Our moggie’'s a monster: over 14 lb./6.5 kg.


#953

This is ‘April Surprise’ at 2 days old. We put a dog coat on her because it was so cool and rainy.


#954

Llama or alpaca? I’ve used llamas for packing, but they weren’t anywhere near that clean and shiny.


#955

The river is freezing a bit more every night.

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That thread of blue narrows and then disappears. See the deer tracks along the edge?


#956

Snowed here too. Though I’m in the Great Lakes, so we’re used to it snowing in November.

I even remember getting 12-inches of snow in early October and not being able to cross through Buffalo into Canada for a fishing trip because the power went out and the toll booths didn’t work. So we spent like 12 hours at a dead-stop on I-90.

That said,it’s snowing again tonight. But a lot lighter than that!


#957

Jeeze. I’ll be by with my fly rod in the morning :slight_smile:

Any trout in that river? If not, I know there’s gotta be some killer smallmouth bass there come spring.


#958

Bass? Not up here. Water’s too cold.

The native trout are cutthroat, but at this point it’s mostly hatchery rainbows and browns.


#959

No snow here, it’s still too warm. At least we finally get some rain, but not near enough to compensate for the dry summer…


#960

Brand new baby alpaca. She’s 7 months old now.

I’ve got two large male alpacas that I’d like to train for backpackers. You could fit them in the back of a car and they are VERY food motivated.


#961

It sounds like you are near my old home town by Lake Erie and the PA and OH border.


#962

The river is the boundary of our section on the west. Here’s the view upslope (click for full-size):

A moose jumped the fence last winter and broke the top pole. The neighbour’s last old horse died in June, so I haven’t fixed it—easier for the moose and deer to get though. If you squint, you can make out Mum and a dog or two. Also our solar panels to the right of the house and pines.


#963

Cutthroats? Must be up in the Rockies. Definite fly fishing mecca.


#964

Every time I see you post a picture of your cat, I can’t believe how huge he is.

And how friggin’ cute. :-).


#965

Your cat looks like my Gobi. Same colour, same long coat. Hope you are safely back in your home again. I hear there now are floods where there used to be fires


#966

Thoughtful of you. The fire was in June and we were a week away, first in a motel and then with friends.

The next thunderstorm after the fire sent a flush of burnt debris and ash down the river, leaving a layer of black silt. The gravel substrate needed for trout to spawn got mucked up.

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There were slips and slumps across a dirt road along the toe of the mountain, but nothing on our side of the river.