that time again ~

This is my Dear Hubby in a nutshell ...

I rode along the last couple days with Dear Hubby, the trapperman.  It's that time of year again when he and my son are out there trapping nuisance beaver.  If not kept under control in these northern woods... they sure can raise some havoc on the roads and properties.

 ... a little washout from a plugged up culvert ...
how would you like to be driving along and hit that??

... assessing the situation ...
 ... a little clean up on the culvert ...

 The beaver have it packed full of chewed off twigs and sticks so they can flood the area and make a pond.  The beaver don't care that there's a road that runs right through this property. 

 Getting ready to put in another set ...

The roads in this area are closed to the public right now because of spring thawing ~ causing a lot of mud and ruts, plus parts are full of snow, and washouts from the beaver floodings ... but Slim has permission from the county to go through them for trapping

Believe me ... it's a long rough ride!

It rained on and off all morning ... blahhhhhhhhhh

Watch it Buddy ~ you're almost over your boot top!

Slim had to switch into a dryer jacket and another mode of transportation.

Another one.

They're stacking up ... I think the count is now 95.

Until next time ...
so it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. I know that time is the teacher, but to the neophyte it seems impossible to remember where Mr. Trapper has set many traps. Slim is looking good, dem Beavers look BIG.

    We saw the damage the beaver can do while hiking the AT up in the Vermont. NH area. they amazed me with the ability to build big dams.

    Love you guys and certainly respect a talent and trade that someone must do.
    Good one!

    1. Interesting and I can imagine it is hard work. I would want to go along too. I can kind of compare this to the damage the wild hogs can make in our area. When grass grows over their deep rough diggings and we drive onve it, it can sure rattle our teeth.

  2. Hard work with a scenic view. That's alot of beavers.