Sunday, November 25, 2012
Yesterday afternoon we decided at the last possible minute to take the boys hunting. We grabbed a couple of things, threw them in the pickup and headed up to the lease. Isaac, Silas and I sat in a blind together and Caleb, Elias and Jude were together in another one. For some reason the timer on our feeder never went off and I'm guessing the game knew that it didn't work because we saw NOTHING from our blind. So basically I sat through 2 hours of Isaac and Silas "silent" fighting. You might not think that is possible but they managed to do it. Right at dusk we heard a gun shot though so we knew the other blind was seeing animals. Caleb sent a text that Elias had one down. In fact he sent several texts saying the deer were really moving and to be quiet and still to see them. I guess the deer could sense the tension in our blind from the boys and steered clear! By the time we were all back together the deer was strung up and ready to be cleaned so the pix I took are kind of gross. Consider yourself warned. When they had the deer skinned and mostly gutted Jude said "when we get home, I don't think I'm going to be hungry, I think I'm going to throw up". Then 15 minutes later when we were at Buc-ee's he grabbed a giant package of jerky to eat on the way home. Maybe he doesn't quite understand the FULL circle of life. He just understands the semi circle of life (or as he calls it, sunny circle).