For the past 2 or 3 weeks I’ve had a freestyle wrestling match with Mother Nature. It’s a 2 out of 3 falls kind of deal and so far she’s ahead 0-2. Now I’ve had somewhat similar bouts with her before like on the water more than once when, not able to catch fish (Largemouth) my comments to partners are “If I were a fish…” or “let’s think like a fish!” When it’s gotten to this extreme I’m in trouble because seldom if ever have my thoughts reflected those of that finny, scaled quarry. Other times, well more often than not the ring bell again sounds with thoughts trying to be a deer or attempts to move silently through the woods as a Whitetail buck might. Again Mother Nature’s come out on top as the glimpse of a white flag is seen bounding out of sight. Tracking pheasants in fresh snow is yet another example of an ongoing battle we have only to have it disappear in the distance leaving only a couple tell-tale snowy wing impressions from taking flight. However, really taking the cake is a very personal battle with Grey Squirrels and my bird feeders. They just can’t seem to get it through their heads or pay attention to the signs saying “No Squirrels Allowed” nor do any of them even seem to care. I’ve hung feeders by monofilament only to have them hang by hind legs to thieve the seeds. They’ve been placed on poles only to be climbed. Metal shrouds have rung the supposed access and they’ve climbed the edge. Lastly metal poles have been in play too. Do you have any idea how high that little furry creature can jump? Neither did I. The phrase try, try again is certainly appropriate. But yours truly did win one round via extreme measures – I quit feeding altogether just so there would be some sense of accomplishment of not being totally bested by a creature less than a foot long weighing in at about a pound!
Now on to the most recent grappling battle with Mother Nature. This one pits yup you guessed it me against Wiley Raccoon and the “
It would seem that on a level playing field Mother Nature is more than a match at least for this guy but it is frustratingly fun!
Stay tuned for the final bell. You’ll be the first ta know!!!