Saturday, March 04, 2006

Hrmmm What to say

Hello Everyone,
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Doing taxes seems to take the life out of me and there really hasn't been that much going on. But lets see what we can come up with.
Melissa saw her first wolf on Wednesday in our front yard, the wolf just walked by our house then turned towards town. As I told her at the time the wolf wouldn't last 50 feet in town. I asked a couple of people around the store if they knew who got this wolf and no one seemed to know anything about it. Yesterday when I was coming home for lunch a old Inuk approached me asnd asked if it was my wife who saw the wolf. I responded affirmative and he handed me a bag for her. The bag was frozen and there appeared to be liquid frozen into the corners, I was nervous at this new aquasition and thank him and went home. When I looked in the bag there was a piece of wolf pelt covered in blood all frozen together. So we now have a piece of Melissa's first wolf and after alot of cleaning it is now streching and weathering in on our deck. Now we just have to figure out how to tan this hide with the resources we have available.
The weather has been great, Its -14 today and no wind so its a great day, We're going out sledding later this afternoon, so I hope to post some picture's this afternoon of our adventure's (BTW we'll be tobogganing where Melissa saw the wolf).
Take care and hopefully something interesting will happen soon.


Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! A new post! Thanks Curt. Good to know what happened to the wolf. Kinda sad to know they killed it, but cool that 'Lissa got part of the pelt. Have fun toboganning in the positively balmy weather!

Anonymous said...

Regarding what Sir Paul had to say on Larry King - he should get all the facts instead of taking an opportunity for publicity. White seals have been off limits for more than 40 years and seals today are killed by rifle. Those taking them do use them and it's not as if they just do it for sport -- it's a living!!!
Recently, I was listening to an interview about life in the north and was struck by the fact that when someone was attacked by a polar bear, then shot, upon opening the bear, they discovered that its stomach was empty. I guess we humans may be part of the problem. The wild animals are losing their habitat, due in part to global warming and are only looking to survive.
I guess that is my two cents worth. Take care -- Rosalie

Curtis Groom said...

I can tell you there's lots of habitat avaiable up here, losing habitat is a southern problem. Up here he problem is people are a food source. To polar bears everything that moves is food. a empty stomach may be indicitive of a bear that recentlylost his territory to a competitor. Although in the late fall before freeze up most of the bears haven't eaten in weeks. Due to the mild winter near churchill this year, It is going to be a bad summer for bears, they eat through the winter to build up fat for calving and to get throe the summer on the land. Also now that chuchill doesn't have a dump (all thier garbage is being sent by train to Thompson)