Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sparta Hilton My Way

Here I am with my blind that I am going to hunt out of.
I know nothing about hunting but I do know that those tree stands are way too high for me.
So I have my own camera and my own blind.
So I think that means that I can pick where it goes, right?

"Sweet Hunter" wanted to show me where he wanted
me to put it but I already knew where it was going.
I did look at his spot and I may get another blind to go there
but I already had my spot picked out. gotta love em!

So he told me to open it and it would pop up.

And it did!

And got bigger!

So here it is all set up and this is the view that I have looking out my front window.

This is the window view to my left.

This is my view to the right.
 This is also where my trail camera is.

Here is my blind.  I am pretty proud of it. 
You cannot see inside but I already have a chair in there complete with a cup holder!
 I am ready!

"Sweet Hunter" thinks it is too close to the Sparta Hilton.
I guess that is why he is trying to camoflauge it with limbs.

I could have cut my own limbs too but I guess he thought I needed help.

We did a good job didn't we? 
You see, here is the way I think. 
I think it sounds like way too much work to walk way back in the woods
and then have to climb a 15 ft. ladder stand.
So I decided that I would hunt on the ground.  I am on a little hill and can actually see pretty good all the way around.
I really hope that I get one from where I am.
"Sweet Hunter" thinks that I am hilarious because it is so close to the cabin.  He even gave me a compass tonight in case I get lost and can't find my way home.  Ha! Ha!
But here is my thinking.  I won't have to get up as early as he does because I won't have to walk as far.  And when I get my deer I won't have to drag it as far.  If I need to go to the restroom or get a drink out of the refrig. or something to eat then I would be right there at it. Understand?

I set my trail camera close to where I am hunting so I can see what passes by.
I hope I see something on it besides a fox.
Being the "Sweet Hunter" that my husband is,
 he had his own idea where he wanted "my" trail camera to go.
But again I knew exactly where I wanted it.

And another thing.....What if I have a chicken cooking on the grill?
At least if I am close I can run and check on it, right?
Oh by the way, this chicken was delicious. 
I rubbed it with olive oil and salt and pepper.
Then I put it on the grill while it still had a flame to brown it good.
Then I closed the grill and it cooked it like a smoker.
I fixed baked beans and potato salad and a loaf of homemade bread and it was so yummy!
So do you see my point?  I can't cook if I am not close, right?
  I think I can hunt, cook, embroider
 and anything else that needs to be done but I have to do it "My way!"


Susannah said...

A Girl's got to do...what a Girl's gotta do!!! I'll bet your way will work out just fine! You go, Girl!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You're my kind of hunter! I never could shoot anything but I did like to take a camera.

caknitter said...

Wow, you do hunting right, Val!
Preparing a hot meal of chicken and sides is my kind of camping.
Oh and an electrical socket in a tree for my blowdryer. :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm with you 100%.
Mama Bear

lindsey said...

I get your point completely...I would also want to be able to be close to the cabin incase I got bored...maybe being a hunter girl you dont get bored but I know I would....reminds me of going fishing with my brother when we were young. His son got one of those little tent things like yours a couple of years back and spent all of Christmas day sitting in it in the living room. The chicken looks and sounds great!

Michelle said...

I like your way, and if I had to hunt, that would be the only way I would want to do it!

Michelle said...

Oh, and another thing. I might just as well stay in the hotel, because I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a skillet!

Alice Grace said...

Well, as your Mother, I am totally overwhelmed with all this that you are doing! Now, sewing, embroidering, cooking, reading, that is what I can relate to. The camera would be a great addition, also. But, all in all, I am very proud of you for doing this! It is something I would never have dreamed of you doing as you grew up, but it is amazing that you can do it and enjoy it. What a girl! What a daughter! What a wonderful person you are in every way!

snoring solutions said...

I never could shoot anything but I did like to take a camera.The chicken looks and sounds great!I get your point completely.

Granny J said...

Now that looks like my kind of deer stand. Of course I'd probably put an air mattress in it in case I needed a nap. I hope you get a deer just to prove your point. Us girls gotta sitck together, right?

That chicken looks yummy.

Amelia said...

Val, I would enjoy your way of "hunting" - comfort is important! Your husband enjoys your company on these expeditions.

W. Latane Barton said...

Now aren't you the outdoorsy Gal. I love it. The only hunting I ever did was going with my husband foxhunting a few times. They don't kill anything, not even fox. Just a competition amongst the dogs. Anyway, it was dark and I've never liked the dark, there were bugs and they buzz and bite and every time I started to say something one of the hunters would shush me so they could hear the dogs. So, I stayed home where I was warm, there was electricity, no bugs and I could talk all I wanted. Now, you know my secret.... I am no hunter... or camper either.

Becca's Dirt said...

You funny girl. I like that you want to do it 'your' way. I am the same way and my way is always better. I know you feel the same. That chicken looks so delish.

Darla said...

You are too funny! and braver than I. Love this.

Allie said...

Listen - tell your hubby that my grandpa got the biggest buck ever, sitting in the cabin. The door was open, and the buck walked right up to the door and looked in. BAM! He was dinner.

I love your blind - I want one now too, lol!

PEA said...

If only men would LISTEN to us, they would know that we're always RIGHT! hehe I think your reasons for picking that spot to put up your blind are excellent. Now you just need to get a deer so that you can prove to him that you chose the perfect spot:-) xoxo

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All4Him said...

lol!!!! I love it!!! You and I think so much alike!!! I sure hope you got a deer! I NEVER would have though you'd ever do anything like this when we were in high school!! You go girl! Love you much!

cancer types said...

Your hunting trip is good and amazing.The chicken looks and sounds great!