Sunday, March 31, 2013

Galla Lake

Galla Lake joins my farm in Galla Meadow.  The fish are calling my name.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bonnie Sue and Spud

 This picture is from 2010, March.  Bonnie Sue and Spud were mad because some geese were on their pond.  The finally swam out and sent them on their way!  Bonnie and Spud are full siblings.  Bonnie is Cora's mother.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Black Birds

We feed the birds but we are having a problem with herds of black birds.  I hope they move on.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Another Cold Day

Too cold for most of us to even go fishing...but this eagle seems to not mind the cool weather and looks like he snagged a snake.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


We heard from the Barbara Bogomolov of St. Louis. The Bogomolovs are proud owners of Galla Creek Jed, full brother to Spud.
Dear friends at Galla Creek, I just wanted to let you know that I'm still doing really well here in Pacific, Missouri. I am still watching over the Bogomolov family and all their animals. They never seem to get rid of any. Instead they just keep adding more. We even have a new puppy. It is a Rottweiler Labrador cross. It drives me nuts. And now it's bigger than me which is a big problem. I still get to go for long walks everyday with my master, the one who talks funny. And now he has his uncle here and they talk funny together. I guess I'm going to have to learn Russian. Well I'm laying on my back in front of the fireplace on the couch. Life is tough for this for misplaced Arkansas feist. Take care of everybody at gala Creek 
bye Jed

Monday, March 25, 2013

Zipper / Jack Pup-- Grown Up!

This is Zipper with her 3 pups.  We had an email from the owner of Zippo and he had good things to say.  Here is his testemony--
My name is Gary Shamel we purchased a pup from you a little less than a year ago. I think the name on the papers is Zippo. I wanted to let you know this dog would rather hunt than eat she is great. My wife thinks she is her lap dog but when you say the words squirrel hunt she goes crazy wanting to go hunt. This is the most intelligent dog we have ever owned. We could not find a better dog for us any place.  Thanks

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spud / Opal Pup From The Past

Opal was bred to Spud yesterday.  March 22, 2013.    The picture is of a pup from a previous breeding between them.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Opal / Spud Pups

Opal was bred to Spud today.  So we will be expecting pups about May 24th.  We will bred one more female and it will probably the first one that comes in season Viper or Dobs.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Nasty Weather

 It is cold and raining here.  Snowing in north Arkansas (Harrison).

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Arkansas Elk In Boxley Valley

 We went to Boxley Valley today to see the elk.  They were lounging in Boxley Valley.  Shooting one of these would be like shooting a cow as they acted very tame.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cub But Not A Bear Loaded

I parted with one of my beloved Cubs yesterday.  This is a distant relative of mine and he is 82.  He wanted a Cub to make a garden again.  Below is a video of his son loading it up for the trip to it's new home.  I had rebuilt the carburetor in this Cub and it really ran nicely.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cora Treed Today

 Cora treed this Fox squirrel down by the pond and Tie was treeing it from his zip line.  We did not shoot it as we don't have any squirrels to speak of.    There was a lot of barking going on all afternoon.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Eli Bays A Bear

Al Larson (Connecticut)  sent a photo of Eli with a bear he bayed! lol  He told that his squirrel season was lousy--no squirrels as they had no acorn crop.  The late season here was terrible. Both Al and I are hoping for a better season next fall!

Thanks, Al, for sharing the picture with us.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Snake Attack From The Past

We don't see snakes around much in the Meadow now.  I guess the dogs keep them thinned out.  This was from summer 2011!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Company Came

She picked a bouquet.  This next week is spring break.  I hope she comes over a lot.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Viper Enjoys Her Freedom

 Trying to remember to let one of my Feists out each day when I am outside gardening or just working in my shop.  Viper loves being the special one.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Using A Harrow

Used the harrow in my corn and watermelon garden today!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pups in 2 months plus 2 weeks

 Opal is in season; she will be bred to Spud in 10 days.  This is a repeat cross.  Lee Moore's Sadie is out of Opal and Spud.  I had a female named Olive Oyl from the same cross.  Some of the pups will be black and white and some will be mostly white.  Last time Opal had one pup that was colored like Bonnie Sue, Spud's full sister.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Galla Creek Vern Gosdin

Vern is singing his own song on this tree....but I am adding the older Vern singing "I'll Fly Away".   My Grandpa sang it to me when I was just a boy and it is just about my favorite song.  Sorry, but Grandpa was not in church when he favored this song and sang it to me...he was two sheets to the wind.  If you are of the old school you will get my drift.  I loved my Grandpa Renfroe.  He was the nearest thing to a father I had growing up.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hagar and Ishmael Pups

Marc sent a new picture of his 3 pups from his 2 Galla Feist.  He is in MS if anyone wants a contact on these pups .... call me and I will give you his phone number.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Work Day

 We spent the day working outside and had some good help--Miss Sigrid.  We planted potatoes, onions, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, green peas.   Also, worked on the Martin apartments.  The red one is the house that blew over in a wind storm late last summer.  I moved some of the houses and now, I have 5 on one side of the pond and one the other.  Still the Martins are not here and the Sparrows are trying out the houses.  I may have to take action against them.

Still no females in season.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Laying Off A Few Rows

We layed off some rows today and tomorrow several will be planted.  We have cabbage and lettuce plants, Alaskan green peas, potatoes, onions, carrots, and maybe a little more!  It is supposed to be 70 tomorrow!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Breaking Ground

Want to let the folks who have sent deposits females even bred yet.  Sorry, about mother nature taking her sweet time.   Below you can watch another video of what going on here!  Breaking ground today.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Farmall Cub Pulling A Disk Harrow

Was a little warmer today.  Tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Roxy Is Soooooooooo Bored

 Zach Kraft sent a picture of Roxy and shows how she is spending her days since squirrel season has ended. She is very bored and wishing next year's squirrel treeing time would hurry up!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Apartment For Rent

We put up two new apartments today.  The hexagon ones are the new ones.  They cost a lot because they are both aluminum not plastic like so many of them now.  We have one on the ground that we will repair.  When the Martins get here there be 6 apartment complexes.   I saw the first scout yesterday and last year they were building nests by March 24.  I look forward to watching my neighbors this summer and also look forward to sitting outside in the mosquito free air!

Monday, March 04, 2013

Just hanging

Just hanging and waiting for warm weather and things we enjoy in the spring!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Ready to Go

 My little red tractor is ready to lay off some rows if the soil will dry up!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Like a flash

another squirrel season has came to a close.  I hope we have more squirrels next year...I say that every year!

Friday, March 01, 2013


Pearl is out of Sadie and Tie.  She will take off next season I think.  She has came a long way this squirrel season, but I coming in season for the first time and will have to stay penned up for almost a montn.