All What Did You do This Summer? posts are primarily authored by the featured teacher, with editing services performed by your intrepid blog author.
This summer I attended an awesome wildlife management graduate course in the Southeast corner of South Carolina. We studied a large diversity of issues, mainly concentrating on mitigation.
Some of the topics we learned about and studied included: Longleaf Pine Trees, Cypress Trees, the Red-Cockade Woodpecker, feral hog invasion, bird migration, diamondback and cane break rattlesnakes, Gopher Tortoises, American Alligator, etc.
I also caught up with my wood pile. So far, easily 4 1/2 cords have been cut, split, stacked and covered.
I also participated in my 8th Annual JD and Friends Golf Shootout, a tournament I host every year for my friends and family. I didn’t win the tournament, but I did hit one heck of a drive on the opening hole while all of the participants watched in awe. My son and his day’s partner took home the coveted first prize trophy.
My dogs continued to eat well and stay active this summer, even during the warm days we experienced. I kept them hydrated with fresh water daily and when I wasn’t there at my house, a neighbor helped out with the duties.