A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Fine Bream Catch!

Michael Martin of Saltillo, Mississippi's pretty little daughter caught this nice bream recently.  A great way to quarantine during a pandemic for sure.  That is a skillet full and I bet she had fun catching it as well.  My congratulations and so proud of her our great wild Mississippi outdoors! 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A Third Strike On Piers This Month

A northbound towboat pushing a 28-barge tow struck three piers on the old U.S. 80 bridge and three on the Interstate 20 bridge about 12:34 p.m. Monday, superintendent Herman Smith said.

He said the Motor Vessel Captain Buck Lay operated by American Commercial Barge Lines of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was pushing a tow of 15 full and 13 empty barges that was seven barges long with four across.

Smith said the tow had passed the I-20 bridge when the current caught it and pushed it into the old U.S. 80 bridge.  The strike closed the bridge to rail traffic.

A video of the strike shows the tow clearing the I-20 bridge and passing under the old U.S. 80 bridge when the current caught it.  As the fifth barge passes under the bridge, the current begins pushing the two toward the Mississippi shore.  

The tow initially struck pier 4 of the U.S. 80 bridge then slid sideways, striking piers 2 and 3 simultaneously and breaking apart.  The barges drifted south, striking piers W-1, E-1, and E-2 on the I-20 bridge.  None of the barges sank, Smith said.

Monday's barge strike is the third time one or both of the river bridges have been struck in April.

April 14, the light mast of the Motor Vessel Crimson Duke pushing a 24-barge two struck the underside of the I-20 bridge.  The incident forced Louisiana State Police to close the westbound land of the bridge until it was inspected by engineers.

April 11, the Motor Vessel Blake Benton, operated by Marquette Transportation of Paducah, Kentucky pushing a southbound 25-barge tow struck pier 4 on the old Highway 80 bridge.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Barge Rodeo @ Vicksburg

By Paul Ingram
Vicksburg, MS - April 27, 2020 barge roundup on the Mississippi River, from the Mississippi River Bridge hit by the M/V Capt Buck Lay. Roundup vessels from Ergon Marine and Mississippi Limestone.

A barge that is loose on the Mighty Mississippi River is like a loose cannon!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Refreshing Saturday

My daughter, Kathy, and I went to see her in-laws Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Louisiana and we have a wonderful time visiting and enjoying a meal that they prepared for us.  

They live next to a cornfield and it is also a cemetery as well mid-way in the field.  

Guinea chickens!

Rooster and hens!

My daughter, Kathy, Ruth, and myself.


Afterward, we made our way to the Mississippi Welcome Center in my historical hometown of Vicksburg to take some more pictures.  

I love this picture I took of Kathy looking out towards the MS River and the bridges.  She misses home after living in Wisconsin for almost two years and now Magee, MS.  

She wanted to take a picture of me as well.  We had a wonderful visit and such a pretty day to get out and enjoy family and nature. 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday's Flowers

Here are some flowers to enjoy this Friday for you!  I can't wait for the lilies to open up so I can share them with you.  Have a great weekend and stay healthy and safe!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Turkey Suncatcher

My Facebook friend and photographer of all animals, Mike Persichini said he loves playing with the morning sun and called this his turkey suncatcher!  Another great shot by Mike of an awesome looking turkey in our great wild outdoors!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A South Carolina Turkey Hunt

March 14, 2019

Daniel Gets His First Turkey in the SC Pines with Kyle P calling them in! Three big Toms walk in and it's on!!

Catawba Waterfowl

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A Tuesday Morning Walk With Mike!

My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini, who lives in Michigan, took a morning walk with his camera and this is what he saw.  I hope you are enjoying the pictures as much am.  Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Thanks so much, Mike for sharing your walk with us in our great wild and wonderful outdoors!

Monday, April 20, 2020

How To Call Turkeys

Turkey Calling Tips are perhaps a dime and dozen. Many turkey calling gurus have all sorts of theories on how to call turkeys, and that's what makes turkey calling and turkey hunting so much fun - there's a ton of approaches you can take when turkey calling. In this turkey hunting video, Jason Cruise, producer of Mossberg's Rugged American Hunter, walks you through a simple truth about turkey calling. It's often overlooked, but when it comes to turkey hunting and turkey calling tips on how to call turkeys, you must learn to translate turkey to English. In this turkey hunting video, Jason Cruise, host of Spring Chronicles on Sportsman Channel, covers a type of turkey calling technique that is often carried to the woods, that honestly should be a turkey calling championship call that stays on the NWTF turkey calling stages: the purr and cluck combination. There are many turkey hunters that could disagree with this theory of turkey calling, but the next time you are turkey hunting and you see a real, live hen, watch what happens when she starts purring and clucking. She's upset, and an upset hen can keep a gobbler hung up and just out of gun range. Tell us what you think after watching this turkey calling video from http://www.Mossberg.com

Friday, April 17, 2020

Down On The Farm @ Vicksburg, Mississippi

I went down to my Granddaughter (Victoria) and hubby's (Jamie)  farm yesterday for a visit and to see my Great Grandson Ian.  It was so good to see my family and really enjoyed them taking me around the farm so I could take pictures and pet all the animals.  

What a pretty horse!

Meeting us at the main gate!

I guess goats will eat anything off of wildflowers.

A happy donkey!

A pretty poney by the name of Sally!

Time to eat!

Love the reflection of the horse named "Scratch" in the puddle of water.

Two cows and two calves.

Can you believe Turbo and Bill Bill are playmates!

Look at Bill Bill go!  He's showing off!

Victoria holding a chicken for me to pet!

A bunny rabbit named, Honey!

Eating time for the goats!

Grandson Ian making Turbo bark at Bill Bill! 

A donkey eating some grass!

Some farm equipment lined up against the fence near a field full of beautiful yellow wildflowers.  I really enjoyed myself and look forward to returning and bring my fishing pole to go fishing in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

He Caught A Fish!

This cute little fella with his fish is the son of Landon Hamm and his wife of Hurley, Mississippi.  

This is what life is all about and what makes the memories that we enjoy for the rest of our lives.

Congratulations little fella on a job well done in our great wild and wonderful Mississippi outdoors!
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