Here is my honey's big buck. We made sure this year to get up north in time for opening day for gun season. It had been 2 years since he last hunted. This year the trailer that the men usually stay in was replaced with a small cabin my dad had built...
Gone are the days of opening the door to enter the trailer, only to be greeted by squirrels making a run for it:)
Gone are the days of no showers and using an outhouse in freezing cold weather. (The crazy thing is Greg still insisted on using the outhouse... fond memories I guess???)
Gone are the days of no girls allowed... I found it kind of humorous that back in my Tomboy days, I begged my dad to let me go hunting with the guys, only to be told I was either not old enough, I wouldn't like all the things the guys did, or I just wasn't able to go... now my brothers daughters are up there for deer camp... I am sure I could go now:) But really I would rather not at this point:) I much prefer to stay home with the little ones:)
I was so happy for Greg. He has never gotten a buck like this and he may never again. Caleb was with him when he shot it. Louis was in a tree stand with my dad.When Greg came back to my parent's house, he got another deer right out of the back yard. It was so funny. Jojo could see Greg in his orange just out in the woods a bit. He sat and watched his daddy for a good 15 minutes until I think he got a little bored. So we are set as far as meat goes for the year. Really I consider that a huge blessing. With the right seasoning or marinade, I can pretty much guarantee you would never know it wasn't beef.
They had a total ball being up there. And I am so glad that they had the time together and the time just to be with the other fellas, and gals:)
I know if you didn't grow up with hunting as a part of your life it may seem gross, or somewhat mean. But I grew up with hunting as a part of my dad's and brothers lives... so to see the deer hanging, help package the meat, see the bucks mounted really seems totally normal to me.
But this is where I draw the line... THAT DEER HEAD WILL NOT BE HANGING ABOVE MY BED... LIKE GREG IS THREATENING TO DO:) I told him his office was a good choice, the boy's bedroom, or up at the new hunting cabin:) We shall see.
I had an ultrasound yesterday.... I will try to update tomorrow with maybe a picture or 2 of the sweet little guy!