Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fond Memories

I was recently looking at some pictures our guests have given us of their vacation here at Agimac River Outfitters. One reason we like what we are doing is that we enjoy watching our guests enjoy themselves. To feel the excitement in their voices as they share their experiences hooking different species of fish in the lakes around us is wonderfully fulfilling. To hear the wonder in their hearts from capturing an awesome sunset scene or the rare opportunity of seeing a moose swim across the lake in front of their boats, gives us great pleasure.

Most of our guests come from busy, noisy,crowded cities to this atmosphere where the silence is almost deafening, and they so appreciate it. We all need to be able to go some place where we can hear ourselves think.... where we can just be quiet and enjoy the serenity of God's beautiful creation. We are happy to be able to provide such a place and we want each of our guests to know just how special they are to us.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Moose Hunting Season Is Here

We've been enjoying a mighty fine Indian summer these last couple of weeks. The temperatures have been nice and warm with beautiful clear blue skies. It presses us to get as much outdoor work done as possible because we know cool weather is sure to come soon.

Our camp is full of moose hunters now who are also finding a good grouse population. One group from Toronto came across a Cow Moose on their way up here that had been hit and killed by a vehicle. They were able to save the meat and use one of their tags on it. A few days later, Remo Stirpe of their group shot a cow. The group is pictured above with Remo holding the rifle. The warm weather has the moose hunters a bit concerned, not only because the moose don't move around as much with the warm weather, but also because they do not want the meat to spoil if they do shoot one.
Thankfully, the Shoprite grocery store in Ignace offers cooler space for a nominal fee to help out the hunters.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Family Member

Joanna has worked with the Beauceron breed for quite a few years and we have really enjoyed both Shekinah, who is now deceased and Sabre, who is still with us at eight years old. They are very handsome,intelligent,faithful,protective,loving dogs and great companions to have way out here in the bush.

But Joanna has found that Sabre is slowing down a bit in his senior years and can't quite keep up to her on her frequent walks in the area. She has always had a fascination with Irish Setters ever since she read the story Big Red when she was young. The fun loving, playful, personality of the breed was attractive to her in addition to their form and rich, deep red color.

For over two years Joanna has been looking online for just the right breeder with blood lines from Germany and Norway which exhibited the original traits of the breed and not so much hair. The American Iris Setters seemed to be bred for more long hair for the show ring. She was astonished at how difficult it was to find what she was looking for. But she patiently waited till the right one came along.

She found a breeder in Germany that had a six month old female puppy whose name was
Saga. She seemed to fit the bill and Joanna and the breeder made arrangements to fly Saga all the way from Germany to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was a long trip for a little dog to make, but Saga traveled well and we brought her home with excitement.

She has proven to be just what Joanna wanted- a loving, playful, happy puppy with lots of energy. Now Joanna is the one who is worn out from the walks.