After a year and a half of hard work and planning I’m proud to announce that my son Michael is having the grand opening of his gluten free bakery in Washington DC  this Saturday, November 22nd. Over the last few months some of you, my friends, have been asking about how things having been progressing and when the opening will be as you have friends and relatives in the DC area. You can let both your gluten intolerant or tolerant family and friends know that they can visit the bakery and cafe this weekend at 2409 18th Street and that I recommend the homemade chicken noodle soup (gluten-free obviously!) as I’ll be there serving it up!

Check it out at:  www.riseglutenfree.com and give them a like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/riseglutenfree

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-Buck

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Tom Keer’s 6 month old LCS pup, Rebel, with one of his first wild birds.

 

Accounts of my death are grossly exaggerated, no I’m not dead yet, I’m just a failure at bloging!!  I’m having too much fun hunting, training puppies and getting the new Lion Country Kennel set up for winter- real inside runs, heat and everything used being noted for product reviews later. For now, here’s some updates and photos of our LCS puppies’ progress submitted by their new owners. (and more to follow!) All are now hunting and have all 5 pups now 6 months old.  All 5 have had birds killed over point. Tom Keer’s pup has grouse and woodcock pointed but he starts unfairly early up on the cape (MA) and gets to hunt private ground .

 

 

 

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This is “Buck” owned by my longtime friends Dick and Helen Brenneman.

Hey, the amateur “King of the Woods”  Dick Brenneman is taking his LCS pup “Buck” to Texas for January and February wild quail.  Can “Buck” make Dick’s derby team this Spring? … My two pups have been pointing my recall quail and homing pigeons from LCS launchers in my acre training yard since they were 12 weeks old and they back their mom, Speed, naturally.

They are quail crazy! … maybe too crazy …

But the real woods is the  bad news, grouse are almost extinct in PA. In short, well, essentially it sucks here this year. The downpours in the month of May hurt big time! Woodcock flights are not here yet but I’m killing an occasional local bird in Roger’s covers and  a few grouse up north. My personal flush rate is  less than one grouse per hour! Allegheny Nat’l Forest has the worst grouse numbers in 10 years and in most of my covers, only the tick numbers are up! Beer is good …grouse hunters are crazy… I’m resorting to songwriting.  Hey.. Still having a ball …my quail bill is growing ..but the puppies are good for my health..  More on how we use box birds and pigeons in hard times in the woods a bit later.. No promises though till wild bird  season ends at Thanksgiving.

Autumns best!

~ Buck

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Tom Keer’s pup Rebel’s first wild bird, a woodcock, shot by Roger Hoover (right) and also along for the hunt Bob Friedl (left).

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Longtime LCS customer sent this photo of a Lake Erie Steelhead. Beautiul catch!  Action is hot on the Great Lakes but grouse and wood reports are marginal so far. Send me your fall photos. I love them.

Autumn’s Best….

-Uncle Buck

 

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Wanted to share this photo my  nephew Garry Lee Friend sent me this am. Garry Lee lives in Southwest Pa near the Maryland and West Virginia borders and hunts all 3 states. He is a killer!  Isis wouldn’t stand a chance if he hunted them. deer, grouse and Turkey’s fear him. Congratulations Garry! uncle Buck

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BuckTomatoCDTThis weekend I was visited by our local newspaper “The Centre Daily Times” to talk to me about my family’s “heirloom” Pink Cadillac Tomatoes! You can read the article linked here.

One comment to ““The Keeper of the Seed” – The Koritko Heirloom Pink Cadillac Tomatoes”

  1. Jim chambers

    Never realized U and Dad looked so much alike . Still waiting on a couple of those famous seeds !! :-) great article


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Beebes sent this photo of Deuce’s pup Bosco taking a nap on her dad’s bed. Good thing he’s a bird hunter too. I find them good homes. Daddy Deuce lives in a kennel. Haven’t heard from Tom Keer in a while. How’s Dixie Tom?

One comment to “Bosco living the comfortable life”

  1. Andy

    now that’s the life!


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IMG_3820My friend Jimmy’s sent this photo of his granddaughter Grace who is in charge of puppy socialization at Walnut Hill Kennel. Looks like you’re keeping that puppy Jim … Buck

One comment to “A Note from Jimmy…”

  1. Jim chambers

    Grace does a great job john thanks ! Very important for the start of our Grouse dogs . Keep up the good work John and L.C friends!!


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Another litter was just whelped within our Lion Country Supply team. Our newest member to the team, Seth Heasley, has a couple cover dog bred setter pups available. His female Little Sure Shot “Annie”, was bred to Bill Krazinski’s male Impact Player “Joe” out of Dick Brenneman and Bob Watt’s breeding program. “Joe” sired by Pennsylvania’s own Pennstar was out of Joe Dahl’s Magic Mist Bandit. Joe’s last two litters (out of differently bred females) have totaled 12 pups that reside from Maine to Colorado. 7 of the 12 went to field trial guys (who also hunt birds!) and these 7 pups, the older litter having just turned 2 years old, have stacked up 27 placements in wild bird venues so far! All 12 pups have pointed wild birds their first season. Seth said from what he’s seen of Joe’s pups, they develop and handle birds early. His female Annie was out a litter Lloyd Murray bred at Long Gone Kennel in NH and Annie has Long Gone Madison, Agnes and George as well as Grouse Ridge Reroy making up a lot of her blood. This litter has been nominated for the Grand National Grouse Futurity. At this time he has 2 males available at $600 per pup. He can be contacted through his website www.sidexsidesetters.com.

Here’s some photos of Joe and Annie.

-Buck

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Here’s a photo of 2 winners! My friend Beebes and her Speed/Deuce puppy they named Bosco. Talk about a lucky puppy- (pun intended our old dog Lucky was the grandfather) -Bosco is the State College girls softball team’s mascot and future cover boy!  Congrats Beebes on the championship!

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Pups1My dog Speed’s sister —- had a huge litter of 10 puppies.  I think 5 and 5 male and female.  I had more requests than I could handle but if you’re looking for a well-bred setter pup call my friend, Jim Chambers at (412) 691-0196 at Walnut Hill Kennel.   You can see their breeding at coverdogsetters.com.

-Buck

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