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I have two kids - a girl and a boy - and live in north-central Minnesota, land of snow and ice. Well, for 9 months of the year, that is. I work full-time for a local government, and on my "free time" I enjoy cooking, baking, hanging out with my kiddos, and RELAXING.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Where I Come From...

...This is what we do.

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Rifle season opens tomorrow. It's a celebration of sorts. People flock to the area and the town is a sea of blaze orange. A very unflattering color, might I add.

This picture was taken a couple years ago. The man is my neighbor; he shot the biggest buck that year. It was quite the to-do.

I love deer season. It's probably my favorite holiday after Christmas and the 4th of July. Yes, I said holiday. I told you it was a big deal.

I went deer hunting once. It was cold. It was boring. I killed a baby deer. Fortunately I didn't have to gut it, although I did watch. And no, it didn't traumatize me for life. I love wild game. Tastes yummy.

Last weekend Darren went on an archery hunt at Camp Ripley. This is him with the 32-point buck he shot there.

Just kidding. That's not Darren.

But this man did shoot a 32-point buck at Ripley the weekend before my husband went. Look at that beast. Can you say crazy? And you know what the problem would be if Darren did shoot a buck that big? I would have to look at it hanging on my wall for the rest of my life. Lovely image, no?

I think everyone should go hunting at least once; it is fun. Although I did grow up surrounded by it, so I'm a little biased. My mom has pictures of my dad holding us three kids as infants next to dead deer hanging from the rafters in the garage. I remember one year he cut up his own meat in the basement. There are frequently deer heads and antlers laying around the place. Nothing like tripping over a deer head in a dark garage. If that doesn't scare you half to death, I don't know what will.

The whole family gets together for the weekend and there's always lots of food, laughter, and fun. We're heading up north today; I'll be sure to take pictures of everything!

1 comment:

  1. I am sad we aren't up there hunting this year, we could use the meat for sure. Hope you have fun!