Buck Hunter, I'm not.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Well, Tony, my Dad and myself are all back and accounted for safely. My brother hung around for the final sunset hunt and should be home in a few hours. At that time I can rest easy. I really appreciate any and all of you who offered up a few for us, my anxiety really does seem to get worse every year!

So, I was wrong, I recounted and it has been 8 years since I shot a deer . . . a number that I no longer have to add on to! Friday night, I shot a small doe. No small feat, considering we somehow managed to leave home without my rifle clip! Meaning, I had one shot. Just one. And luckily, I made it count with no need to shoot again or additional suffering to the doe. It ended very quickly. To make me even more happy, even though there were tags to fill, since I shot one of my tag, I could respectfully bow out from the morning hunt. For the first time since I started hunting at age 14, I got to sleep in. It was glorious and I did it again this morning. :)

I had a bit of a scare this morning though after Tony text messaged me to see if my Dad had come in from hunting. I replied that he had, followed by a text of Rachel's beautiful baby boy, followed by a text asking him when he was coming in. This spanned 40 minutes and without a single response I started to get very worried. My Dad called Tony with no reponse which only increased my sense of dread, until we were able to raise someone at the house who told us that Tony was at the farm!

Within two minutes he was at the cabin and I'd quickly changed from scared about my beloved, to slightly peeved. As soon as he walked in he could tell I was upset so . . . I told him, "Now I'm annoyed you're alive." Lol, and if you needed any additional insight into our marriage that should about sum it up. :) And it should be noted he laughed in response.

No clip for me. :(

Where it all went down.

Orange is not my favorite color, but I proudly wear it.

P.S. For all of you bump watchers, stay tuned for my belly pic this week. I'm fairly certain I made some good headway filling up on farm fare this weekend. There wasn't a veggie besides potatoes in sight and everything is made with half and half . . . including cereal.

14 comments:

Chelsie said...

Love the orange. Congrats on the deer! Hunting in WI doesn't start until next week so I have a week or so before I need to start worrying about the men in my life. Glad everything went smoothly and safely for you guys.

AJ said...

That totally looks like my grandma's land where my dad, bro, and family friends hunt. Are you trespassing? ;)

Heidi said...

You definitely pull off Hunter Orange better than I do!!!

kari said...

You go girl! That's amazing!

p.s. I have something for you on my blog, go see!

ka1t_lyn said...

MMMMM farm food :)

L Sqaured said...

You are awesome! I have been dying for my husband to take me hunting!!

*Kimmie* said...

So glad to hear everyone is safe and congrats!

Lori (MrsB1021) said...

Congrats on the hunt! My dad has hunted for as long as I can remember and I've only gone out to watch. Maybe one of these years I'll get out there for the real thing. Nice work!

coach75 said...

You are the cutest little hunter!! Hunting season started here a couple weeks ago and every morning while enjoying my breakfast I hear the sounds of shots being fired...lol.

High Heels & Mascara said...

Congrats on taking one down with a single shot! Impressive.

That video - wow. Tears all over the place at my computer this morning. So touching and beautiful.

Rebecca Taylor said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to see belly pics!

abby said...

Way to go on the deer! And for rockin' the blaze orange :)

Lindsey said...

Congrats on the deer and so glad to hear everyone is back safe!

Andrea said...

Congrats! Although, I have to ask...do you clean up the guts and stuff?!?!?! I don't think I could bring myself to do that.

Although I smile at the thought of a girl and her gun...must be the Republican in me! LOL!

Glad everyone made it home safe. I'd be just as big of a worry wort as you.

 

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