Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

Rattlesnake Rescue Article

My hometown newspaper, The Lake City Reporter, ran a great article on the snake rescue.  Todd Wilson, Editor, spoke with Loye Barnard, one of the rescuers and an avid conservationist in North Florida, and wrote a great piece on how everything—plants and animals—has a purpose in nature.  We were delighted that Todd mentioned Smell Like Dirt and I hope if anyone from Lake City visits this site, they will post a comment.  If you haven’t seen the the Rattlesnake Rescue Video, check it out on the VodPod listing on this blog. And for you Lake Citians, there is also a great video of the Ichetucknee River in case you haven’t visited it recently. Hopefully you will be inspired to go kayaking!


  Dan wrote @

I must say, I am very impressed with your website, content, and video production. I love your natural enthusiasm and charm. Thank you for sharing your ideas on conservation and habit. I really can’t wait to see more. Thre are so many of us that feel the same way as you do and truly appreciate nature.

Hey, you know what, girl? I think your productions could make it on cable easily, like Animal Planet, Travel, and the Outdoor Channel especially. So many of the sporting programs talk about conservation and habit briefly but most primarily speak to avid sportsman concerning hunting and fishing. No one really spends the amount of time on it like you do. I would like to see longer more in-depth stories about our parks and recreation, as well as nature and various habitats.

I really like the topics you have presented here and I especially love the outdoor adeventures down the Itch. That magical place holds a special place in my heart. Have you considered travel to other places in the southeast to do similar stories about wild life, habit, conservation, parks and recreation?

Carol, I think you are very special and so is this website. I think you are definately on to something. Tell Jay I said Hi and that I think he does a wonderful job with his end of the video production. I’m stopping by the Itch with some visitors from Texas, they insist on seeing it now that I have shared your videos with them. Keep up the great work. Hope to see you soon on your next visit to Florida.
Wow, is about all I can say! Keep it coming!

All my best.


  Coy Ritch wrote @

I hail from Lake City, but now reside in Germany. I was happy to find this website through the online Lakecityreporter. The snake rescue video was a sight to see. I also have not seen a rattler that large in many years. I was overcome with a feeling of gratitude, as the people involved freed the snake. I am not a snake lover, but I think I would have done the same in this situation. The website is very nice. I am sure to visit here more often.

  smelllikedirt wrote @

High Praise from a fellow River Rat! Thank you for your comments and support. I will forward your comments about a potential cable TV career to my agent/publicist. She is in charge of getting me the high dollar gigs that will support our Smell Like Dirt adventures on the Itch and beyond.

We will get to work on more videos for you. Great to hear from you and I hope you enjoy your time on the Itch If you see that snake, tell him we said hello!
btw-you left the cabin immaculate after your last stay I hope you find we left it in comparable condition! Hope to see you soon.

  smelllikedirt wrote @

Glad to hear that SLD has make it across the “pond”. If you hail from LC, Fl, you’ve probably been to the Itch and I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the sights and sounds from your old stomping grounds. Its a beautiful area.

And thanks also for saying you would have rescued the snake too.! He was a majestic creature, for sure.

  Fishing in Transcarpathian wrote @

My name is Oleg.
I am very impressed with your website and your content.

  smelllikedirt wrote @

Thanks. Check back often for new stuff

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