Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hunting Season

“Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlet for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting” ~ Bertrand Russel


So yesteday we went to fulfill our ancestors impulse. Since we are more civilized we didn't go into the woods too early as it was cold. We lounged in the warmth of home and it was actually after noon before we left. It was still cold (22 degrees) but the breeze was down.

When we got to the hunting spot we got out of the truck and donned our gear. Immediately we spotted fresh droppings, proof the prey was close. We walked further trying not to make a noise. More droppings were sited. The further in we walked the more evidence we had that our quarry was soon to be found. Then we came upon evidence of a fresh kill along with a gut pile. Quietly we walked hoping to find something worthy of mounting. Suddenly we found ourselves surrounded. We ran as our prey now outnumbered us... the hunter became the hunted! We found help from a little old lady in a 1950 Jeep armed with a chainsaw. She quickly dipersed the prey. I tagged it as any good spinner/knitter would. Then we drug it to the truck. On the way home we saw a wonderful sunset. When we got home we were worried it's hide would get ruined. So we quickly mounted it. Thankfully it was a good size and should feed us (spiritually?) for a couple of weeks.

5 comments:

SIS said...

Hey SIS.............Great TREE. I assume you must be decorating it about now. I hope you had a wonderful day hunting and came home successful. HUGS! Don't forget to call Big Bro tomorrow he is getting older.

cyndy said...

Beautiful tree!

too funny--love the way you tagged the tree, and I'll bet you just happened to have some handspun in your pocket....

Ruthie said...

Come on now,lets get that tree dressed up,what are you waiting for!!! As you would say to ME!!

finnsheep said...

Loved it!!!!

Sandie Knapp said...

Thank you so much for that Judy. I am happy for anything that can make me laugh these days. I'm glad your "hunt" was a successful one.