Matthew Perkins

Just another way to update family and friend with some of the things I am doing.

Location: Hawley, Minnesota, United States

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Just finishing up some bean picking for dinner.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Here is a close up shot of "Goats Beard"... I think. We had a wonderful visit from Great Grampa and Aunt Susan on Thursday and Friday. I was able to spend some time in the morning with my grandfather identifing a lot of the wild flowers on our land. Cheryl and Aunt Sue made a nice breakfast for everybody in the morning and then we spent some time talking in the camper trailer we had set up in the front yard.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Mississippi River Float

This fish is actually bigger than it looks because of the backdrop of my belly.

Last weekend Steve an I took his drift boat and floated 13 miles of the Mississippi river between Monticello and Elk River. We put in after a nasty thunderstorm, which by the way wouldn't be a normal fishing trip with Steve unless it rains 2in, sleets, or snows. We miscalculated our drift time and didn't get off the water till about midnight, but it was a good lesson and fun to be on the river after dark. They even lit fire works for us.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

These are probably Chinook Salmon bones I found on a sand bar on the Veddar River in British Columbia. I caught many rainbow trout that day.

This is Dayna, Drew, and Caleb looking down a very large cedar tree trunk at Bridal Falls, BC

Recent Perkins family vacation to Chilliwack, BC on the Brandsma's new chicken farm.