Monday, November 2, 2009

Deer Hunt

me and the old man in "the bowl"
Skylers buck, right at sunrise, off the road!

My baby's buck, it's all wrapped in the freezer

Jason showing off this dad's kill, he did all the guttin'

These aren't in order at all, but that's OK with me! I went deer hunting with my husband this year! I don't so much like the idea of killing something, but it's my ticket in, so did what had to be done to enjoy a little camping with my husband. We got shunned to a tent, but it turned out to be pretty comfortable. The first day we went out hiking, and the way up I thought was semi-miserable. I had to go slow and catch my breath, but It did feel great to get to the top. Jason complained I talked to much, but out in that beautiful nature with the sun rising made me think a lot about life and how important some things really aren't! Poor Jason, well poor me, there was no trail and it was steep, we went up a mountain!! Well that seemed like a tiptoe through the tulips compared to hiking back down!! The darn truck was still a white dot when we were a third way down! by then my siotic nerve was pinched, my feet were burning like walking on hot sand, and my legs were shaking. We sat for a minute and then continued. It was a rough hike, Jason and I saw one buck just in time to see it jump up and run away, right in front of us.
The next day we just drove,but still nothing, and I had to go home for the week. Jason's dad ended up shooting a 4 point a couple days later, and had to borrow mules to pull it out. Then that next weekend Jason shot one, and Skyler shot one the following morning right as the sun raised. both nice 3 points. I didn't get one but no big deal, like I said i just wanted to camp!
I must explain "the bowl." This was our destination when we started hiking. After each steep hill I'd ask is this the last hill? Jason kept telling me the bowl was just over the next hill. Twenty hills later, mind you these weren't little hills, one was a hairy cliff with slate rocks that like to slid. We did get to the bowl about my breaking point, and we walked all over that thing! That's where we walked upon the buck too. Which was a real bummer, we sat to eat an apple and scope out the location, but didn't really scope. When we left we walked right up on it we barely saw his butt and horns sticking up above it before it was gone. They are really fast!


Jeremy with his Teacher Mrs. Jerman
Field Trip at Hee Haws, next to his buddy Timber, the rest are all girls!! good class :)

I should have been on this post awhile ago. Jeremy started preschool at Busy Bees with Mrs. Jerman. He absolutely loves going to school (for now) He gets to go on fun field trips and make all kinds of wonderful things. He really enjoys discovering his world! So help me out, between school, nursery at chruch and library story time, what do I do with all amazing little crafts and drawings?? I want to keep them all forever! Is this a pack rat deal or totally normal??

Halloween Y'all

We had an amazingly fun and busy week all Halloween long! Jeremy got to dress for his story time at the library, for preschool, and we went to the Haunted Hallways at AF high school. Then Saturday was so great. It was wonderful visiting family and getting stuff done early so we could trick or treat all night! Jason dressed up as Stinky Pete the prospector, I was Bo Peep, and Jeremy was Buzz Lightyear! Our friends came down and they were Woody and Jesse. It was a lot of fun! There is way too much candy in our cupboard!! I wish I had a good group picture, I'll have to bum one off my mother. I hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as we did!