Sunday, November 26, 2017

A walk in the woods...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my sister and her crew.  The meal was great and we played a mean game of cards.  It isn't the best photo, but I have found it is difficult to get a action shot with five kids.
When we got home I needed to take a walk to wear off the turkey dinner and the five hour drive in a "breezy" forty mile an hour wind.  Have I ever mentioned Jeeps don't deal well with wind?  
The walk was very educational.  I saw plenty of deer sign.  Here is a rub.  It is where a buck marks his area and let's the does know he is around.  Someone asked if I hunt from my porch.  Actually, we have several hunting blinds and tree stands on our property.  The blinds are below.  There is nothing more enjoyable than watching the world go by from a hunting blind.  At our prairie property I have a big old cottenwood that blew down.  It is the perfect place to hunker down and watch the action. I was also asked if the turkeys in the last post were part of Thanksgiving dinner.  I promise you that they were not eaten.  Hills turkeys are very dry and stringy.

I checked out our pond on my walk with Ella.  The water level is down, but it is open and animals were definitely drinking from it.
I was quite bothered when I looked at the ice and saw a frog frozen in mid swim.  I've never seen anything like that before.  I don't know if you can see him in the photo below.  I wish I had taken my good camera.
It was a beautiful weekend.  Temps were in the 60's.  I was able to clean my greenhouse and flowerbeds.

That was my big Thanksgiving weekend.  It was great spending time with family.  I also appreciated that the weather allowed my to clean up the yard.  How was your Thanksgiving?  I hope the weather has been as forgiving for you.


  1. The warm was nice for the holiday, I did one hike in shirt sleeves. I had a good one also.

  2. Your yard always looks amazing. Oh I love the first photo - happy grins.

  3. Thanks for answering my questions about hunting and turkey eating! Our Thanksgiving was nice too. Also at a sister's home (I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers) but only the youngest and I got it together this year. We also played cards - I won too! I had three walks over the holiday, too. Lovely weekend!

  4. Wow, I expected snow. How nice you didn't have snow on the ground and you were able to clean up your yard. What a great crew of kids. I never could take good shots either, all I ever managed to get was blurs.
    Your blind is great. Have you ever seen any signs of other critters, like big foot or anything like that? Too bad about that frog, I would think that is pretty rare. I hope you have a lovely week. I had a friend, who shot a elk off her porch, buck naked with her hair in rollers. I thought of that when you said someone had asked you if you had shot anything from your porch. When she tells the story, she says " buck naked." They hadn't been able to get meat that year.
    Happy Monday.

  5. Oh the poor frog. I winder whether he froze or whether he wa just entrapped inn the ice?

  6. Hello! I don't know that I've seen a picture of your property, looking out from the porch - so the second to last photo was really great to see!

    Hope you are well.

  7. The frog trapped in the ice was something I've not seen either. Glad your pond is still open for creatures to drink from.


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