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The Woodrat Show is usually on 3.840 MHz from about 8 AM til Noon, and then again around 3.985 MHz from about 7 PM on.

Enjoy CW, check 7.043 as Woodrats can often be found there...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Interesting CW Video

I ran across a little video showing the different CW characters and their sound.!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tranquility in the Rockies

Frank is camped just beyond that low ridge in the mid-ground at a nice little river with lots of mushrooms to pick and trout to catch!

This work may be done...  (Click on the picture to enlarge.)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Remembering Spring!

Just wanted to share a photo I was lucky to get a couple springs back.  Just happened to catch momma whitetail just minutes after this fawn was born.  I think it was still trying to get its first meal..  (A real "Woodrat Moment")

(Don't forget to click on the photo for an enlargement.)

The Majestic Osprey

Was looking through my photos for something to share with the woodrats..   Nests seem to be in vogue, so here's another one.. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's a Soup and Fire in the woodstove day!

As Jeff and I were driving into town today, we were driving through thick rain. The snow has moved down off of the mountains and was even along the side of the road as we headed down the east side of Curlew Lake to Republic. It's chilly enough to go back home and have some more of the awesome soup we had for dinner last night and to warm up the house with some of the fine wood we split in our wood stove.

The recipe is so easy that I thought to myself it would be a really good one to share with the rest of the Wood Rats!

Here's our first recipe for our Wood Rat Cookbook.

Autumn Harvest Soup
aka Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup

1 pound of hamburger (also would be good with Venison, Moose, or Elk)
1 TBSP butter (I use non-salted butter)
1 med onion - diced
2 carrots - diced
2 celery stalks - diced
4 fresh tomatoes - diced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 - 4 med potatoes - diced
3 - 4 cups hot water
1 TBSP fresh or dried basil
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder (fresh would be good too)
2 bay leaves

Instructions: Brown the meat with the butter and onion. Throw in the carrots, celery, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes. Add the water and then the spices. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, and serve.

A great addition to this meal would be some baking powder biscuits or french bread.

You can pick and choose what you want to put into this type of soup. The sky's the limit. I hope you all try it and enjoy it!

Lori - WR 13

Happiness is a Full Woodshed

We finally got all the wood split and stacked this week, thanks to the efforts of Lori and our son Stan.

We still have another 2 loads coming. We'll stack that stuff up by the back porch and use it first.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cordless Phone Backup

This is how I got my cordless phone system back up and running the other day when the power went out suddenly. I think I'm going to rig a dedicated battery supply for the next time this may happen.