American Press Travel News–August 11th, Bob and Barb, testing and reviewing some interesting new outdoor products-–We love these gloves! Why? They don’t slip! These gloves are the most comfortable, light-weight, yet tough gloves for grabbing a fish, working in the garden, or grabbing a hold of anything, tightly. They come in a few colors and I liked the green Veil Camo model, so I am using them on the boat, already!! They sell these Gorilla Gloves as “the gloves that never slip.” After testing them on a wet oars and fishing rod, I tried to make them slip! They did not. Really like when a product manufacturer does what it says, and says what it does, accurately. Look them up! Go Gorilla Grip Gloves!!!!
American Press Travel News-August 6th, Goose Holler’ Farm, TN–Bob and Barb Stopping to check out great new fishing products. This Livewell Buddy is a terrific, simple way to help handle fish retrieval from your live well. Totally helps reduce stress on fish and fisherman as well. I don’t know about you, but I hate diggin’ around in the livewell and getting a fin prick in my fingers. If the fish has sharp gill plates, I dont get a nasty slice, that not only hurts, but can fester into a nasty wound. This unit fits just about any standard boats livewell and if you keep the fish for filets, or release them, this soft Silicone net is a superior way to handle those hard-won fish! Because it floats you can surf fish with it, use in a kayak or canoe, or use as a live bait basket for larger baitfish,for the biggun’s!!! www.AnglersBest.com
American Press Travel News-July 15th,-Bob and Barb at Goose Holler’ Farm and Ranch–Well, we are self-quarantined, or sequestered, or hunkered-down. Never in our life, have we ever thought, that we would be in-hiding from something we cannot see with the naked eye! So here we are, waiting for what we think we know, what the future could hold for us, and everyone else in America, and the world, are waiting for. We hope its a real vaccine that is easily available for everyone, quickly! In the mean time, what we all have to do is keep our “cool”, not let our cheese slip off the sandwich! There are several ways to keep the bulb in the socket, for light at the end of the tunnel: Number 1– Stay in touch with your loved ones and friends. Reaching out for sociality now is vital for the human psyche. 2-Stay away from the constant TV news channels that pump info on statistics and fear. 3-Pickup on an existing hobby, or acquire one. Go hobbies.com for ideas, and also do a home improvement project or two. 4-Eat and drink well! And if married, or sharing your hideout with a friend, still find alone-time, too!
If you have a pet, feel blessed! Why? Getting out of yourself, and caring for a pet is a therapy, all on its own. If you don’t have one, get one! Dogs are best, cats are great too! A dog is empathetic, and note; spelled backwards, dog spells G-D! With a dog you have to bend to feed, and pickup after it. Smile, and look into the eyes of an entity that will not judge you, love is always real. A dog is always faithful to the love it is shown! And remember; Exercise is a key component in staying healthy. Everything is connected from head to toes. Not seeing to the whole body by forgetting to care for any part of it, will effect the whole body!
Just finished clipping thorny brush away from the fence that blocked my view of feeding bass. Got my juices flowing, as I just sat back down to my monster, flip-top, laptop. No it just has a 17-screen, but I feel like I’ve got to feed the monster every few hours-I’m a writer, eh? A few thoughts: Great exercise, a full-set of clothes, after a towel-bath, and here I am again!
I love to do exercise that allows me to look back and see exactly what I accomplished with my sweat-equity. I used to actually go to a health club. I lifted weights, pulled cables with iron attached, and rode a bike to nowhere. Yes, I got sweat equity, but always felt that I was being totally self-serving-just stretching muscles, pumping heart, etc. I guess, before my farm, that’s what I needed to do as a food and travel writer. Got to burn those amazing home-made desserts off somehow! Oh, and while I was out there along the fence-line, the blackberries were black. So, I stuffed my mouth with mostly sweet, vitamin C.
The take-away from all of the above is: Keep moving, don’t despair, stay healthy, drink, drink, drink–water, mostly and try and keep more smiles on your face than frowns.