Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hunting Update 2015

Day one of firearm deer hunting season. This is the view from my blind.

One week later this was my view.

How many deer did I see? None. We only have them on our game cameras at night.

Deer Camp looks similar to last years with just a little less snow.

My blind.

Steve's blind. He saw a few doe during the daylight hours. No bucks.

Our little trapper's cabin. Poor thing needs some work done. I wish I could have a conversation with this cabin. Oh the stories it could tell...

The snow is very tranquil and serene. I can't say I was really ready for it, but now with the Christmas music playing and all the Christmas commercials on TV, I'd say it fits right in.

But I'll take those blue skies over gray skies any day.

We moved home from camp, but we aren't finished hunting. I wanted to get a few things done around the house before Thanksgiving gets here and our kids come up for the weekend. I can't wait for that!

I want to give a shout out to Gary Bennett - Happy Belated Birthday! I wanted to send wishes on Facebook, however our phone reception/internet at deer camp isn't that great.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Have a blessed day!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Around the House...

Everyone and everything seems to be getting ready for something:
  • cold weather 
  • winter
  • hunting
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Or putting something away:
  • shorts
  • outdoor furniture
  • canned goods to the cellar or cupboard
  • sunflower seeds

Or taking something out:
  • blankets
  • bird feeders (the bear should be hibernating soon)
  • heavy coats
  • hot cocoa
  • sunflower seeds

Yep, everyone and everything seem to be busy with something - that transition of seasons: 
  • seasons of the equinox and the solstices
  • seasons of life
  • seasons of abundance and seasons of lack
I'm sure no one told 'ole Mr. Downy Woodpecker or Chippy that they better get out there and stock up and harvest the seeds from Debi's sunflowers.

They just know.

And the sky never ceases to amaze me!

Stay tuned...a hunting update will be posted soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Firearm Deer Hunting Season 2015

And yet another season falls upon us.

Firearm Deer Hunting Season!

We have been busy getting things ready for next week. Sunday is the first day of the firearm deer hunting season. It will last for two weeks here in Michigan. 

This week we swept out our blinds (those mice find sneaky ways to be squatters in our blinds during off season), tested our heaters (I had a problem one year - the mice built a nest in my heater and it started on fire - You can read more about that mishap HERE), and went through our hunting clothes and all the bells and whistles that go along with the sport. Tomorrow we'll go out for supplies and such essentials like batteries for camp, and sight in our guns. Oh yeah, I still need my license, too.

Whew, lots of preparations, but so worth it. Really worth it if one of us harvests a deer!

Oh, and I have some baking to do.

Now I'm getting that butterfly feeling - will I get everything done in time? Have everything we need? Enough food? See a buck? Why am I writing this post when I have so much to do?

Steve has already informed me I may not take as much "stuff" to camp as I did last year.


This year I'll leave behind all those throw pillows and doilies.

You may have seen these pics on Instagram but I'll share again. Here are a few photos I took of the sky this past weekend back in the woods by our blinds.

I was hoping to get a shot of a rainbow but no success.

And on November 6, this little grandpuppy of ours turned one!

He is the wallpaper on my phone and I smile every time. 

He is so spoiled loved.

Happy Birthday Gus! See you in a few weeks!!

And good luck to all you hunters out there! Stay safe!