Monday, January 25, 2016

# 119 Woodcrafting

I am working on marketing my book "Woodcrafting for Birds and Wildlife" for the next couple of months. This was my first published writing..self published with the help of Jim Stevenson. I have contacted a few Master Naturalist and Audubon groups so far. The book has been very well received . I think it is well written and I  KNOW it is well researched!
If you don't already have a copy e-mail me or you can just order one from Amazon!

Woodcrafting for Birds and Wildlife
Our mission is to help you provide safe accessible housing for birds and other wildlife.
If you build it they will come!  Whether you are building or buying a birdhouse, Woodcrafting for Birds and Wildlife, provides the most detailed information on a safe home environment.  The continuing loss of habitat has created a nesting bird crisis including other wildlife.  If you are serious about helping nature, birds and wildlife - this book is for you.

We believe there is not another book on the market that provides as much expert research and helpful details as found in the Woodcrafting for Birds and Wildlife
       Our book includes breeding and nesting information for over 40 species of birds and wildlife.
·         All of these species will nest in man made structures.
·         This book has been written with the best interest of the birds and wildlife in mind.
·         No fancy hard to follow plans, just solid, safe, and practical information.

The joy and excitement of watching a new family grow in shelter you provided is priceless.  The birds and wildlife will thank you in their own special way, by showing off their new families.

Genesis 1
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Monday, January 18, 2016

# 118 Walk a Mile

This time of year the Goldfinches show up around here. They are a hungry bunch migrating south. I also shot a short 1 min video of them on the feeder. Check it out at
My thought for this week is the old quote 
"You can't really understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes"
Most of us..Me in particular... are too quick to judge other people based on very limited information!
It is something I work on all the time. Our hard heads get in the way most of the time..
Take the time to take a breath this week and consider what someone else around you may be going through. They may be facing a struggle at home or maybe coming to grips with a medical decision. The golden rule always works pretty well!

Mathew 7

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Monday, January 11, 2016

# 117 Beat Up

Hail damage in the forest.

The leftover hail 12 hours after it fell, and temps were in the 40's. How big was it when it fell!?

I went for a walk in the woods with a friend last weekend and he asked how many cameras I had! Huh only TWO!
I got a fit bit for Christmas so I have been working my way up to the 10,000 recommended steps. I ended up at 11,800 for the day. Now I know for some of you that is not a big deal, but consider some 95 days ago I could not walk to the mailbox or put on my own pants. That step count was just over 5 1/2 miles Somewhere on one of our stops for a drink of water my friend mentioned the beauty of God's handiwork in the woods. He did not know the extent of my surgery so I filled him in on the gory details. When I finished I told him he was walking in the woods with one of God's Miracles!
Most days that is the way I feel..Just Blessed!
You are too.

Luke 6
41 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Monday, January 4, 2016

# 116 Happy New Year!

2016 here we come!
I hope you have set a few goals for yourself this year. Find a place and write them down.
 I looked back on my simple list from a few years ago and it was three things.
 Read, Write, Speak.
I will change the order but they will remain the same for this year. When I do all three of these I feel like I am sharing some of what I learned along this road of life.
 I may add "fish more" to the list for 2016! 
The shot above was taken last year on my trip to Matagorda. 
Nothing like the sunrise from the kayak seat and a quiet conversation with the Almighty.
Give God a chance to speak to you.

Matthew 6

Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.