Saturday, January 26, 2013
Mom and Dad Ramey came for Christmas, the we were very excited to have them here. The girls were very spoiled this year, and luckily we had extra hands to help pick up all the wrapping paper!
Paige has been in pre-school this year, and is loving it. She goes two days a week, which gives the adults two days of no kids in the house :)
Thanksgiving around here means fried turkey, ham on the grill, too many pies, and company. Dan, Floyd and Peggy were all here to share in the yummy food.
We have enjoyed the nice fall weather, and so has the farm. Bubby goat (Heathers bottle baby) loves coming out to play with the kids and "socialize". There's no better time for Family time, then around a bon-fire.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
On November 20th during the Ohio youth season, I took Elena out for her very first shotgun hunt. We joined up with another friend and his 12 year old daughter for a very exciting day for both the girls and the dads. First thing in the morning Elena's friend busted a little spike with 20 gauge pump gun. They hauled it away leaving Elena and I to continue the morning sit. After seeing several deer without a good opportunity for a shot I decided to move a climbing tree stand I had in the area and I asked Elena to keep an eye out while I climbed the tree. About ten feet up, Elena shushed me and I turned and looked and there was a small buck 25 yards away. She raised her gun and without any assistance from me she put a killing shot on the deer. It was awesome to witness from my elevated position while she accomplished everything I had tried to teach her all on her own.
Talk about an excited dad and daughter. Heather and PJ came upto help us out and take pictures.
About a week later, my neighbor came upon a monster while out hunting and brought it down first thing in the morning.
This deer green scored 169 7/8, just under the requirement for the Pope and Young entry.