Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Storm

You have to love spring time on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. Some of the most productive storms hit Denver in March and April. And this year was no exception. Snow barely fell between December and February on the front range but mother nature finally did produce some much needed moisture laden weather fronts. The moisture is needed this time of year for my two favorite upland species: pheasants and blue grouse. Especially for those eastern Colorado ringnecks.

But as the snow began to fall on Friday I quickly realized that I wasn't going to hit the training fields on Saturday morning. My work schedule has been taking all my time and my poor pups are feeling the wrath of my career in the restaurant industry. But don't you worry I'll make it up to them in. Being "weathered in" can be fun. I started the day with being frustrated on what to do. I couldn't train or fish so I decided that I'll hit a local fly shop for some much needed supplies. I don't think I have ever walked out of any flyshop without spending $50. After that it was a day with my girls: Nichole, Mia and Abby.

Spring is here!

Just springers being springers!
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With the rest of a evening ahead of us I decided to pull some venison from the freezer and make a great meal without hitting to grocery store for supplies. I figured we had enough of the basics to get by. Venison loin roast with a Bearnaise sauce, saffron rice and sauteed haircot vert was on this nights menu.
While I do know my way around a kitchen I'm no Hank Shaw from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook which is by far one of my favorite blogs I follow on a regular basis.
Mia: my little sous chef!
Our meal was paired with a nice Spanish Garnache.
It was great day and the best part about it is that I know the snow will be gone by the time I finish this post!!
til next time...........

2 comments:

Andy W. said...

Sorry you didn't get to go out fishing or training with your dogs, but sometimes its the little things that make the greatest memories. The important thing is that you spent time with your wife and dogs (and some good food too!) Thanks for your post.

Phillip Ortiz said...

Sam & I just had the last of our Mulie meat on Sunday. Awsome!!