I wasn't exactly raised on a farm, but growing up I loved visiting all the farms in my family. Something just clicked and now here we are, my husband "Pig Pen" and I, making the most of our 2 acres. So in a sense, it's a return to the farm. Our journey on the homestead began 5 years ago and has evolved from one small garden to digging up, planting up and raising up as many things as our hearts desire. We have 3 dogs, lots of chickens and who knows what will be next! We are not afraid of hard work and love the satisfaction of tending to our home and land. This blog is our journal of life and learning. Much credit is given to all of you who also share your dreams and knowledge! You make life fun and blogging with all of you has taught us that friendships really can span the miles!
Warning: Not for the faint hearted! If you are squeamish or against the hunt, pass this one by and accept my apologies! I even incorporated an "off" first photo in case you stumble across that first!!
So as if you haven't already guessed, Deer Season opened yesterday! And much to Pig Pen's delight, he got one!
He called to tell me he got one, had tracked it and was dragging her in! Now here's the best part...he wasn't entirely certain where he was. Hmmmm... So he asked if I could hop on the 4-wheeler and start where he parked the golf cart near the entrance to the woods and maybe he'd see my headlights.
Folks, as much as I like to ride... Me?? At night?? In the woods?? On a 4-wheeler?? Ha! Yeah, Right!
Good news though, Long & Lanky Loren was already to the rescue! Didn't take long and one hunter tracked the other, deer in toe, and she was all loaded up and everyone was safely home!
This was with his Bow. Not a bad shot!
Now I suppose I should have rode out there, but I had envisioned LLL having to find us both. I also suppose that a COMPASS might have come in handy. But nooooo, these boys actually like getting lost in the woods! Or so it would seem. Gee, didn't Pig Pen get a GPS for Christmas last year...because they had all gotten lost down in Southern, IL???
And naturally, it always happens at dusk and you track into the night! Why is that??
Oh well, what do I know! Guess I'll find out soon enough when I go hunting for the very first time in November with Pig Pen, my Brother, niece and nephew! I'm looking forward to it!
Bigger than the last one he got too!
If I leave a trail of bread crumbs, will that work?