Sunday, July 13, 2014

Robin's Nest

There has been a robin's nest in the vine maple in the center of the cabin driveway. While we were there at the end of June there were two babies and two adults that were quite active in both feeding and eating. Eric set up his camera and telephoto lens to capture some cool images of the little ones stretched out necks and open beaks, anxious to receive the food offerings from the adults. Perhaps by now these little ones have successfully "flown the coop" so to speak and are out on their own foraging for food.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Anyone going to the cabin this winter will need to take some table salt and coffee (can be whole bean because there is a grinder there) to replace what is now missing. Make sure when you leave to replenish what kindling and firewood you have used from what is already inside the cabin. You will have to turn the power on at the breaker panel, and then remember to turn it completely off when you leave, making sure the refrigerator and freezer doors are propped open. Do not leave any water in the buckets or kettles as it will just freeze and damage the containers. Also, do not leave any food or water in the refrigerator or freezer. If there is a build up of snow on the sleeping porch there is a snow shovel in the cabin for snow removal. The rain gutter on the front porch has been twisted and partially torn off because of sliding snow from the roof. We will just have to replace that next spring. Access to the river for water can be a trick but with care in how you dig out your steps can be done safely. Staying at the cabin during the winter presents various challenges but is very relaxing once you get your fires built and can kick back and relax in the quietness that comes with cushion of snow all around you.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another Hunting Season Around the Corner

Okay, so it has been one day short of a year since the last posting here! Terrible!

But, hunting season is just around the corner, like two days from today, and I am getting excited! Watching the long range weather forecast for any indication of a storm in the near future and dreaming of how that storm can kick-off the blacktail migration through our favorite hunting spots. We shall see!

Remember you can post pictures on the Rambler's Roost Facebook page, and they don't have to be about hunting. Any special memories from your trips to Rambler's Roost that you would like to share are always a welcomed addition to our collection.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


A very traditional date this year for the start of hunting season, October 1st! The weatherman is teasing us with forecasts ranging from mostly cloudy to chance of showers, to all-out rain! Which will it be? And will it be enough to move some deer around these thick, brushy woods? We shall see! In the meantime, we can always dream of the big one walking down the trail past our favorite spot to hunt, like this dandy that wandered through Sunshine on the 16th of September in the middle of a sunny afternoon! Now that's worth waiting for!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Privial Pursuits

Last year we had the privy pit "rejuvenated" by vacuum extraction of many years of use. This year, a new look!

A once in it's lifetime (so far) interior paint job by Jason and Pepper started the ball rolling, followed by replacement of the old vinyl floor coverings with slate tiles and cedar trimming. Not only does the privy look better, at certain times it actually does smell better!

Not quite recommended for liesurely reading of the Sears & Roebuck catalog, but certainly an improvement! Bon de terlit!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


On Friday, April 29, 2011 Lewis and Angalee were joined in marriage on the banks of Union Creek amidst a snowy but sunny landscape! Congratulations!

Monday, November 29, 2010

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree!!!

We had good weather, good food, twenty-two people, seven dogs, and six vehicles on our Christmas Tree foray the day after Thanksgiving. Six trees were felled and hauled home for decorating (ours is still in the back yard!) for Christmas. Tis the season!