Monday, July 24, 2017

Guest Blogger: Drunk Fox

Hej kompisar,
For my non-Swedish speaking friends that means “Hello Friends.”  Drunk Fox here and I have been placed in charge of the blog while LIttle Fox is out exploring.  Let’s see, what should I talk about…...hmm…...well let’s just get it out on the table.  Yes, my name is Drunk Fox and no, I no longer drink.  I used to party pretty hard (I could tell you stories) but those days are over and now I hang out at Little Fox’s house with his friends

Technically, I am Little Fox’s uncle and  I showed up for dinner one night in 2009 and haven’t left yet. I kind of help myself to food and snacks around the house. LF's roommates don't seem to mind too much.
Darn it!  Out of chips.
These look like they have potential. 
Before I arrived at Little Fox’s house I used to work at IKEA.  If you have ever been there on a Saturday or Sunday you would drink too!

 I was in charge of the stuffed animals department for countless years till they updated the fox stuffy.  When they did that it was time for me to go.

Little Fox and I circa 2008
Updated fox stuffies at Ikea.

Anyway, I digressed. Hobbies?  Yes, I have quite a few hobbies to keep me occupied.  My main hobby is crossword puzzles.  You can usually find my nose in a book of  crossword puzzles during the day.  Often people write letters to me when they are struggling with crossword puzzles asking my help for clues.  
Clue: What is a 6 letter word for Fox?

For example this letter: "What is a 6 letter word for Fox?"
Answer: vulpes - Latin for Fox. I hope that is the answer they are looking for. 
Another crossword puzzle clue solved. It feels so good to give back to the community.

Friends don’t worry Little Fox will be back in the future.  He packed a bag, gave me the keys to the blog, and told me that he went to find himself.

Drunk Fox.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mail call and welcome our guest blogger.

I got a pawesome card in the mail from Ajdin recently.  Looks like he took a trip to Utahs' national parks.  I wish that was a stuffy tour, I would have loved to have gone along.   Ajdin said it was really hot in Utah. I am glad Ajdin got a chance to get out and explore. 
Ajdin's card got me motivated to travel. I broke out my National Parks book and saw this cool park in Puerto Rico. I wonder if J and B went there on their last travels?

Drunk Fox is taking over the blog for  couple of weeks while I take a much needed vacation.   What will he blog about? Well, that's a good question. Stay tuned readers.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mt. St. Helens Adventure

Uh, hello friends I didn't see you there. I am waiting patiently for the presentation by the ranger at Mt. St. Helens.  Looks like I am a little early, that's OK I will sit back and enjoy the view. 
I waited a long time and the ranger didn't come for a talk so I guess I will adventure on my own.  Let's see what I can find. 
The wild flowers are out in full force.  According to the placard near these trees this is all that was left from the eruption in 1980.  The placard states that these trees were 150 feet tall before the eruption.  Not much left except stumps. 
It's a wildflower garden out here.  After the eruption, the park service said that they were going to study the blast zone and see how nature regenerated itself.  First came the elk, they brought seeds, and the birds came afterward with more seeds and 37 years later we have some cool wildflowers.
Of course the entire mountain isn't a wildflower meadow, sigh.  However the landscape is pretty interesting,  Lots of bare areas, a little greenery here and there and lots of open space.  
There are lots of other places to explore at Mt. St. Helens.  This area seems to have lots of flowers and it's in the backcountry. I don't have a permit to travel in the backcountry but I can enjoy it from here.
Now, I heard there is a good ice cream shop down the mountain.  Time to reward myself with a couple of scoops of huckleberry ice cream. 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Exploring the ranch.

I woke up this morning well rested and ready for an adventure.  My roommates took me out to an old ranch, the Flying M Ranch to be precise.   The Flying M, as the name might imply, is an airport but it might be a tad overgrown but that is for this fox to find out.

First of all they had all sorts of old equipment from the early ranching days.

This ranch building is the stable.  
There are some horses and a couple of barn cats in the stable.  No sign of the airport.  Back in the day my roommate remembers visiting the ranch and the airport was hopping.
The ranch is now more of a wedding venue. I look good on this chandelier don't I?
A river runs through it, but no airport.
Could this be it? 
Yep, I think this is the old runway.  Does Canadian Goose airlines fly in here?
Mission accomplished, *cue Mission Impossible Music*
Now that I have completed my mission and found the old airport - it's time to see about lunch.  
This sandwich should tie me over till dinner. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Little Fox....earning his keep

Uh, Hello Blog Pals, I didn't see you.  It's me, Little Fox just hanging around the kitchen area hoping my roommates will throw some chicken into the old crock pot tonight.
My roommates indicated that if I wanted chicken then I had to help out with
a few projects around the house.

These holes need to be patched up and what happened to the blinds?  Uh, humans.
This looks like it should be replaced.
My trusty screwdriver came in handy here.
 Need to get the paint out.  A minor touch up is needed.  I better supervise this one as paint and fur DO NOT go well together.
I think I need a break.  This might be a good place to supervise the rest of the work. 
....Hours later a little fox wakes up from his nap...

**Sign** It looks like my roommates have started a project while I was sleeping.  Ugh, the prep work, if you can call it that, looks like a disaster.  I better step up and supervise.

Painting is the name of the game today.  The key to a successful paint job is preparation.  I better put a row of tape around this bathroom fan to keep paint off of it.
A good brush is crucial. 
Ahh, this looks good.    No mess, no splatter, a nice paint job. 
Now that the bathroom has been painted, thanks to L. Fox Supervisor it's time I sit back and relax with a nice cold beer. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mail from Sandy

I got a post card from Sandy today in the mail.  Looks like he is having a great time in Prince Rupert.

I wonder if there is any fresh salmon in the future for Sandy?