Even though one semi is still stuck in the field from when we were rained out in about a minute during Fri afternoons deluge, and the one combine is still sitting out there plugged from stem stearn.
Pheasant season opened here Saturday, I can't remember the last time I was able to go out opening weekend. Went out this morning with my new neighbor, his dad from IA who had two awesome Labs, and my neighbors kid who was packing a BB gun.
Nice bright, sunny, drying morning, we hadn't walked very far and Buzz the pointing Lab locked up on some birds, Grampa from IA blows the whistle, both dogs flush the birds, Penny and Buzz then go to work and find the downed birds in the tall switch grass. Great fun watching a pair of well trained dogs work together doing what they love to do.
No markets, no politics, no production worries. Just a few guys getting some much needed exercise, good conversation, a couple good dogs, and lots of sunshine...what a great morning.
Funs over, Grampa headed back to IA with his dogs...I suppose I better do something about that truck...it was still a great morning.
82: Good for you. At least you weren't using quail dogs. Pheasants like to run. They don't hunker down like quail. The best pheasant dog is one that walks right beside you, and just retrieves down roosters.
It was a great morning 82, also a great day. Jason and I bagged deer corn and sold a few skidloader buckets of beets.
watched the Packers win , Vikings lose. then Jason and I went and played a round of golf. sunny and no wind perfect afternoon for golf. went for dinner at a new Mexican resterant that just opened in Shawano. food was excellent.
82 , yes it was a great day . We had many familys here buying jackolanterns , corn shocks , straw bales , gourds , and squash . Familys taking pictures and having fun with their kids . Like the Duke we sold many scoops full of sugar beets and truck loads of pumpkins , and second cutting alfalfa hay . That can only mean one thing , hunting season is fast approaching .
Thanks 82 for the great memories . As a kid I always got to take school off for my birthday to go pheasant hunting with my dad and grandfather . I can't tell you how many birds we got or missed , but I'll always remember the stories and the great memories . Not many pheasants up here in the U.P. , but when I do see a rooster , I just have to go and kick him up , not to shoot , but to hear him kackle and just watch him fly , and to remember ...............
The new neighbors wife snapped a pic. Good thing the kid was only packing a bb gun. We did work on some basic firearm safety with the kid through out the morning...like not pointing your gun at the land owners head.
I think that every day that we can awaken in the morning be it late or early and see the joys of nature the smiles of our families and the sun in the sky, we should consider ourselves blessed. We live in a great nation with unheard of freedoms and opportunities. I thank God every day and I am reminded of God everytime I walk outside Yes ITS A GREAT DAY.
Dan, last winter I had 17 pheasants living in 2 brush piles near my barn Every day they would walk up to a feed pile in my heifer shed and eat their fill. then strut around scatch manure piles spilled in the snow and then sit on the south side of my machine shed soaking up the suns warmth. Great birds to watch. I am not a hunter at all. I just enjkoy watching birds and growing flowers.