- Rick Brockway
Good old days revolved around a good old swimming hole
As I've told you many times, I grew up on the family farm outside of Laurens. During the summer, we spent many hours each day putting hay in the barn for the cows. It was hot and sweaty work, stacking the bales in the mow when temperatures were in the 90s and the humidity was about as high. But at the end of the day, we headed up the creek to a favorite spot â€" the old swimming hole.
Sometimes hungry animals just come with the territory
There's plenty to do at the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves
Have you ever been asked, "What do you want to do today?" Well, here's a great answer. Take a drive down to Cragsmoor and visit the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves and Verkeergerkill Falls.
Fireflies never cease to amaze as nature's night-lights
The other night, we were sitting around a campfire up on the hill with a group of friends. Out across the meadow, the flashing of fireflies or lightning bugs could be seen. They were everywhere. It seemed like there were millions of them. It looked like a mini-version of the Fourth of July fireworks.
Waterfalls are worth the trip
People have always been fascinated by waterfalls. They flock by the millions to see the power and beauty of Niagara Falls, but few have ever seen the highest waterfalls in the Adirondacks and maybe even in the entire state.
- Friday, June 13, 2014
Beautiful, elegant wood ducks unlike any other
I spend a lot of time on my hill overlooking the pond, my meadows and an old pasture hillside. There's always something to watch.
- Saturday, June 7, 2014
Oneonta mountain bikers finish season near the top
Last weekend, the Oneonta Composite Mountain Biking Team finished second in the New York State High School Championships.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
New app may help you, but it's not for me
I don't know how people got along years ago without a cell phone. No matter where I go, it seems everyone is on the phone. They drive with them, eat with them, talk to who knows who while shopping and, I'm sure, even use them while sitting on the toilet. What ever happened to a little privacy?
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Slide Mountain touches the sky and the soul
On Wednesday, a friend of mine and I decided to head to the Catskills and hike up Slide Mountain. The weather for a hike was perfect, with temperatures in the mid-60s and no bugs.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
You may be lost, but you'll never go hungry with these tips
As you may know by the stories I have written, I like to spend a lot of time in the woods. I almost got lost once, but I soon learned to use a map and compass, vowing that would never happen again.
- Good old days revolved around a good old swimming hole