Dove Hunting

We bought the bigger part of our farm just 18 months ago. This was our first stab at working up our own dove field to hunt. So a morning hunt with a couple of doves on our own farm was a big win and lots of fun.

Shootin’ Skeet

With opening day of dove hunting season just two weeks away, it’s a good idea to practice shooting clay targets.

We have three young shooters this year so it’s also a good chance to go over all the rules to keep everyone safe.

Shooting is fun and competitive among brothers with plenty of chances for us to see who the top shot of the day will be.

Doubling Down

Charles got a 20 gauge double barrel for his 12th birthday back in spring. Dove season is just around the corner so it was time for some shooting lessons.

And we topped off the lesson by scouting for turkeys in prep for the fall turkey season. Look closely.

Recently I headed out to do some bush hogging with our Corgi, Persimmon, in tow. As we passed the cows, she couldn’t resist the urge to chase them.

I just kept on going but soon I realized the cows weren’t running away anymore…in fact they started surrounding her.

Things started to get ugly fast. So I plucked her from an early demise and she made the trip riding high on the John Deere.

If you start planning your garden at Christmas, and spend January buried in seed magazines searching for the oldest heirloom seeds, and you start your baby tomato plants under lights in February, and pairing down to your best 70 seedlings of 20 varieties of tomatoes breaks your heart, and you pray your little plants won’t all be wiped out by a late frost and you spend the next two months in anticipation of your favorite tomatoes to eat during every single meal all summer, seeing your 15 month old baby girl pick her first one and devour it right there in the garden is a special moment that can make every gardener tear up a little bit.

Best Garden Yet

I’ve been gardening for ten years with some good years and some really bad ones. This year we moved the garden to a new spot and it turned out to be a great decision. Dark soil, green plants and everything is thriving. The kids love to work it with me and every day is a surprise to go see what new things are ready to eat.

4th of July

Another fantastic July 4th with family & friends. It was hot as fire outside but we all enjoyed the good food, good friends and good fireworks show as we gave thanks to God that we get to live in the USA.