Monday, November 27, 2023

Florence Elk

 Our local elk herd seems to know that hunting season ended yesterday!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Friday, November 24, 2023

Brand New One

Dry-point etching with gouache paint and graphite, Mischa the Peregrine  10 1/2" x 9" and a fun one to work on. Officially too cold to run these prints in the studio over the garage so thinking of bringing the printing press and all the stuff inside for the winter.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023


We bought this place in 2001, a 1977 single story remodeled (mostly) by Greg Schultz before he passed it on to us. The bathroom however was awful and finally our friend John Nickelsen is doing a special remodel, here the junk in the yard. And what was up with the plumbing? Check this out 11 elbows leading into the main water system all these years! Fixed and now...water pressure!

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Friday, November 17, 2023

Ted To the Rescue

Long-time friend (like 28 years!) Ted Eiseman offered to help with some Raptor Ranch construction and I immediately thought of the eagle enclosure. The roof was caving in and Ted installed the new 1/2" plywood, plus roofing and aluminum drip edges. The eagles didn't mind him in there, even with the air gun and staples! Thanks Ted, perfect,  and he took home some artwork.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023

New Newsletter #62

A week to write, minutes to read...always say that but this is my favorite one so far.


Friday, November 3, 2023

Frosty Fish Hawk

Our pal Dr. Erick Greene reports that he saw an Osprey on Monday, Oct 30th. That is the latest sighting I  can recall, migrating south a month ago. Bet it was a youngster from up north coming through, adults leave sooner. Remarkably, they stay on the non-breeding ground the first spring and don't migrate back. I can only think of one other raptor that does that, a hawk-eagle or something I recall. My Osprey record is October 21st in the back yard: