Thursday, November 15, 2007

Today is a sad day......

Today is the opening day of firearm deer season in Michigan. It used to be the most anticipated day of the year for me……and today I am at work.

I have decided the last couple years to not run off on my own, and leave the family and kids. Instead, I have taking Brendan out in the woods doing some of the more laid back hunting (squirrel hunting) that he is capable of at his age. I don’t want to rush is growing up (believe me, I don’t want that) but eventually, we will see if he will take to bowhunting, and later rifle hunting. Then, it doesn’t have to be non-family time. As far as Maddie, we will see how she takes to being in the woods.

So today, I sat outside to watch the sunrise and to imagine what it would be like to be in the woods. Lots of memories come back.

Luckily, I can still hear Fred Bear!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A New Batch of Sheaths

Unfortunately, none of these are for me, including the knife. The Swamp just released their new Weiler. So, I hurried and made of 5 sheaths to sell off. Here they are:

Monday, November 5, 2007

Rabbits Beware!!!

This was not exactly planned, but I said that if I ever got another dog, I wanted another beagle. We always had beagles growing up, and rabbit hunting with them is a blast. Besides, beagles are notoriously loyal family dogs.

This one will be a pet first, but I would also like to work with him to hunt. I think Brendan would really like that when he gets older too.

If you never got to grow up with a dog, it is great, but hard to explain. Like trying to explain to someone that doesn't have kids how you can not imagine life without them. They just won't get it.

Here is the pup and Jen.

Chillin in the living room.

Playing in the leaf pile.

Maddie and the puppy sacked out. It is amazing how well they all get along so quickly.