Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week I am plan on spending some time at the Star Barn Bed and Breakfast while the Robie’s are away visiting their new granddaughters. They have this nice pond and a splendid Moose-Eye view of Blueberry Mountain from their place.

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I can’t stop thinking about the fact that Christmas is right around the corner. We don’t have a lick of snow yet in Mooseville, but it will likely come in a big rush just in time for everyone to go slip-sliding down the road to visit their family and friends. The Farmer’s Almanac promises this winter is going to be a doozy, but we shall see.

I haven’t finished my holiday shopping yet, have you?

I have spent a lot of time at the Mooseville website – picking out the very best moose gifts. I mean really, for your discerning moose, they have it all from t-shirts to skiing moose figurines and my personal favorite was the ingenious Mainer who made ornaments out of Moose poops. I mean really – what will they come up with next., but I am sure that it will be amazing and our friend Corey will be the first to have it!

I guess that is all for now. Oh, but be sure to wear your pumpkin clothes if you are out wandering in the woods these days, as hunting season lasts a few more weeks.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's FINALLY over!


The big election for humans is finally over - now what will the folks have to talk about? As the Mayor of Mooseville, I thought I would offer a list of suggested conversation starters for those of you struggling at the water cooler or at the next Hunter's Breakfast.

I do like making lists - now if only I could find the one I wrote about what I should be doing today, I would be all set. Excuse me if I repeat myself, but I sure am glad these antlers of mine are attached!

Conversation starters for the residents of Mooseville:

When do you think the president elect will start running for re-election?
Will the new president appoint a Secretary of Moose?
When will the country be ready for a Moose President?

Now if you are dealing with some highly intelligent "Moosey" types, these questions are likely to be better still to get folks riled up.

Can you use powdered ice tea mix to make hot tea?
Are Cluster flies really as dumb as they appear? I mean really, they just buzz around the lights and spin on the floor, but what is going on in their heads.

If hunters expect to be successful, why do they eat so much at the Hunter's Breakfast?
I would think all those sausage links would weigh them down and cause them to just need a nap - wait, I think I may have stumbled upon the answer here. A nice nap in the cab of their truck at the far end of a skidder road without the wife around to complain they haven't done anything around the house. Pure genius! I knew they wore those orange clothes for a reason - to highlight their intelligence.

Back to my questions...I guess I am obligated to mention the old, how about this weather we're having. I realize that the truth is, if you don't like the weather, you can always wait five minutes and it will be doing something different.

If you get bored and need something to look at, don't forget all your favorite things at Mooseville!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wood Piles


October has come to a close and most of the trees around Mooseville have shed their leaves. The weather sure has been unseasonable the last few weeks, but winter will be coming on quick now that we have turned the calendar to November.

Most folks are still scrambling to button up their houses before the cold wind starts blowing. This week I saw a scary site – a crazy bearded guy poised rather precariously on ladder yielding a caulking gun. I am not sure what possessed him to think that thirty feet up in the air was the place to wave his arms around and try to learn how to fly, but it did make for amusing entertainment while I was eating his Brussels sprouts. But I won’t reveal his name – wouldn’t want the neighbors to talk.

I did see him with his feet firmly planted on the ground yesterday, but he wasn’t moving too fast. I think he may have caulked his shoes together by mistake.

Speaking of my neighbors, I can’t even see their house because of the huge stack of wood they have piled out front – maybe they are using it as rustic decoration. I know they do not have the same sense of moose fashion that I do, but really, they could try a little harder. At least, they could visit the Mooseville website for some moose accessories.

I am starting feel a little distracted and a bit itchy these days, as my winter coat starts to grow. I did hear from my cousin Marvin who lives by Mooselukemeguntic Lake that it has already snowed up his way. He waits all summer for that first snow, but then he is the first to complain that he’s mooserable!