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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By jerp
May be identifying myself as an oddball but I...

May be identifying myself as an oddball but I like going to old cemeteries and reading the tombstones. There is a really old one on a hilltop at a friends ranch in Bosque County with graves going...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By jerp
Go with the cheap prison grade TP like they use...

Go with the cheap prison grade TP like they use in the bathrooms at my office building. Not particularly comfortable but your finger is not going through it
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By jerp
Funny you should post this, making that trip has...

Funny you should post this, making that trip has been on my mind lately. My father is buried in Parker Cemetery outside Grapeland. It started as a family cemetery in the 1850's when my Parker...
Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By jerp
I got audited one time about 30 years ago when I...

I got audited one time about 30 years ago when I was still doing my own taxes. It went well and I passed with no issues. About a month later I got a letter from the IRS saying that since I didn’t...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By jerp
Sportsmanship at the LLWS

Pitcher shook up after hitting batter in the head. Hitter comes off 1st base to tell him it’s all cool
...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,490
Posted By jerp
I know a guy who went vegetarian (not completely...

I know a guy who went vegetarian (not completely vegan) maybe 15 years ago when he was in poor health and was trying to lose a lot of weight. It was supposed to be a temporary reset but he felt so...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By jerp
I shot a bow for the first time at Boy Scout camp...

I shot a bow for the first time at Boy Scout camp at age 12 and just loved it. (summer of 1968) I saved my paper route money and bought a bow at the local sporting goods store - a 30# Shakespeare...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,243
Posted By jerp
We watched it on Amazon Prime

We watched it on Amazon Prime
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-08-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,833
Posted By jerp
This is a buck we call “sawblades” This is the...

This is a buck we call “sawblades” This is the last pic I got of him in October 2021 then he vanished. I got two pics of him this weekend- he made it!
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By jerp
Just got me thinking. Before I got my Stingray...

Just got me thinking. Before I got my Stingray my dad came home with a first bike for me to learn on. It was a early 60's very basic bike but it looked brand new. Dad didn't believe in training...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By jerp
Thanks for the tip - just bought it on Amazon;)b

Thanks for the tip - just bought it on Amazon;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By jerp
A video from that channel popped up on my youtube...

A video from that channel popped up on my youtube feed about a month ago and I am hooked. The first one I watched was from the 1920's of two civil war veterans - one Union one Confederate - talking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By jerp
That feeling of freedom as a kid was priceless. ...

That feeling of freedom as a kid was priceless. I have great memories of summer mornings and a big group of 9 to11 year-olds from my neighborhood riding our Stingrays in formation all over like we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By jerp
Just like every August we are starting to see a...

Just like every August we are starting to see a handful of nice bucks hitting the protein at night - one in particular that I’m glad made it from last year. We built a covered trough a few months ago...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-07-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,062
Posted By jerp
That’s beautiful- great work!

That’s beautiful- great work!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By jerp
Cool pic G-Man. No telling how much the thousands...

Cool pic G-Man. No telling how much the thousands of feeders across the state have helped the predator population thrive. They are ready-made ambush points
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By jerp
Cool trail cam pic

My buddy who owns the place across the road from us just sent me this - bobcat snatching a squirrel out of the air. I assume it jumped off the feeder to make a run for it
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,454
Posted By jerp
If it turns out the dead guy wasn’t armed and...

If it turns out the dead guy wasn’t armed and they never brandished, the local DA will likely charge the clerk, making the case that deadly force was unwarranted.. Just the way things are these days.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,831
Posted By jerp
I am not opposed to it but I guess i was born...

I am not opposed to it but I guess i was born without the gambling gene or something because I don’t get the charge out of it that many do. My wife on the other hand- at the craps table her eyes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By jerp
Outdoor carpet. I posted about the build 10 years...

Outdoor carpet. I posted about the build 10 years ago this month! I shoot both sides - I’ve rearranged the stuffing and replaced the carpet face every couple of years
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By jerp
If you are shooting field points only you might...

If you are shooting field points only you might consider building your own. This one is 32x36 made with about $50 worth of materials
...
Forum: Traditional 08-05-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By jerp
Ditto on the above. After a layoff or if my...

Ditto on the above. After a layoff or if my shooting goes south I will spend several days not worrying about or even really noticing where the arrow lands, just working on elements of form, one at a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,489
Posted By jerp
I think the dove are pretty sparse west and...

I think the dove are pretty sparse west and northwest of DFW. I've scouted as far west as
Abilene and NW up to around Breckinridge and over to Albany. I'm sure there are spots where they are thick...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,078
Posted By jerp
:D Having lead in your pencil is only useful if...

:D
Having lead in your pencil is only useful if you have somebody to write to.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By jerp
I bought a hook like this ...

I bought a hook like this
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-4-in-Handy-Hook-Wall-Mounted-J-Hook-25-lbs-01209/202305424
I used small self-tappers to screw it into the recessed area where the vent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 979
Posted By jerp
I would say that Jack Buck belongs in the...

I would say that Jack Buck belongs in the conversation. When I was a kid in the 60's, (in Tulsa) on summer nights I would sneak my transistor radio into bed when I was supposed to be asleep and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 979
Posted By jerp
He may have had a broadcast partner in his later...

He may have had a broadcast partner in his later years but for decades he called the games by himself which is amazing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By jerp
I saw that truck fairly recently on I20 west of...

I saw that truck fairly recently on I20 west of town - don’t know who it is
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By jerp
They recommend lithiums for the Tactacams and...

They recommend lithiums for the Tactacams and they do work better but I just can’t stomach paying that much. I’ve gone back to Alkalines. My son told me what he paid for a new battery for his truck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By jerp
You either have that weird sense of humor or you...

You either have that weird sense of humor or you don’t. I found it really funny but I remember recommending it to a couple of friends who not only didn’t find it funny they thought it was so stupid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,455
Posted By jerp
I was driving back home from a friend’s ranch at...

I was driving back home from a friend’s ranch at 2:00am. Somewhere about 15 miles east of Jacksboro I topped a hill and there were three guys in a full-on fist fight in the middle of the two lane...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,376
Posted By jerp
Has there ever been a better serial killer name...

Has there ever been a better serial killer name than Elmer Wayne Henley? It was his destiny…
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By jerp
I took this from the porch of the cabin during...

I took this from the porch of the cabin during turkey season last year. As will not be surprising it looks a lot different right now
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By jerp
I’ve heard no good reports in this part of the...

I’ve heard no good reports in this part of the state. We’ve checked out 6-8 fields we’ve
leased in the past in Stephens, Shackelford, and just north of Abilene and they all look like parking lots....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By jerp
Great man on and off the court. I will say I was...

Great man on and off the court. I will say I was surprised to see he was 88. One of those moments you realize how old you are.:confused:
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By jerp
Hey Jeff - I’m going to Tulsa the weekend of...

Hey Jeff - I’m going to Tulsa the weekend of August 19/20. What do you need delivered?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,463
Posted By jerp
Ha! That’s a good way to describe a drought. I...

Ha! That’s a good way to describe a drought. I have a small stand of green turf around my two septic sprinklers - takes about 2 minutes to mow that once a week
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,463
Posted By jerp
At least N Texas is now getting some afternoon...

At least N Texas is now getting some afternoon pop-up showers here and there. We got 3/8 yesterday and 60% chance this afternoon. Looked like Jacksboro area got some this morning. Certainly no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By jerp
If it is a bow blind and you're going to be...

If it is a bow blind and you're going to be shooting seated the windows need to be lower. In most pop-ups the windows start about 32" from the floor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,463
Posted By jerp
The most recent NOAA update says La Niña is...

The most recent NOAA update says La Niña is likely to cause the current jet stream pattern continue through the end of the year. If so that means a warm/dry Fall and early winter. ( Except of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 8,461
Posted By jerp
Oh my! Now that’s a blood trail

Oh my! Now that’s a blood trail
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By jerp
Some details on those proposed offshore Texas wind farms

One project 24 nautical miles off the coast of Galveston, covering 546,645 acres — the other project will be developed near Port Arthur, about 56 nautical miles off the coast of Lake Charles,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,737
Posted By jerp
I’ve often wondered what the alternative is to...

I’ve often wondered what the alternative is to resting in peace. Fire ants in the coffin?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,652
Posted By jerp
I would definitely call that low mileage! I...

I would definitely call that low mileage! I helped my now 94 year old mother buy a new Toyota back in 2007. Last time I checked it has about 22,000 miles on it. 15 years worth of driving to church,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,991
Posted By jerp
Yeah I would imagine that bullets coming from the...

Yeah I would imagine that bullets coming from the other direction is quite the reality check for amateur pistoleros
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,336
Posted By jerp
The only ice cream I eat semi-regularly is...

The only ice cream I eat semi-regularly is vanilla. It may be un-Texan to say so but I prefer Breyer's Vanilla to Blue Bell Vanilla Bean. BTW I could not care less about how "healthy" my ice cream...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,991
Posted By jerp
video of Love field shooting

She knew there was an officer right there - attempting suicide by cop? They said in addition to shooting into the ceiling she fired at the officer
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By jerp
I saw an interview with an astronomer that...

I saw an interview with an astronomer that studies such things and he said it only takes a meteor the size of a softball to put on a display like that. He said most you see streaking across the sky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By jerp
That's what THEY want us to think!:rolleyes: I...

That's what THEY want us to think!:rolleyes: I believe a "fireball" is the term they use for an unusually large and bright meteor
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By jerp
Anybody see the fireball last night?

Apparently it was visible all over Texas at about 10:30 pm

From Hutto:
Massive Fireball Soars Over Texas || ViralHog - YouTube
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