Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let It Snow!!

We had a pretty good snow recently, with a heavy frost. This was a perfect morning for some awesome photos! Tuff is becoming quite the photographer...check out his photos here.

Pheasant Hunting

Tuff, Scott, Perry, Cory & Dalton went Pheasant hunting at Rolling Hills in Marcellus Michigan. This was Scotts first time bird hunting, and also Cheese, Perry's Lab. Buddy has been hunting before and loves it! The snow was pretty deep and the birds were sitting tight under cover, but the dogs worked hard at flushing them out. A great time was had by all. Here are some photos of the day.

Ricks Deer

Rick is also an avid hunter and called Tuff over to see his deer. The guys were pretty lucky this year! Click here for photos.

Deer Hunting 2008

It's that time of the year again! Deer Season at the cabin. This has always been one of our favorite times; Tuff has a perfect hunting area on our 10 acres near the cabin, and I get to explore northern Michigan for new areas to Christmas shop! This year was very successful for Tuff, he got his Buck on opening day just after daybreak! He hasn't got a deer for a few years, so this is very exciting! We have some great friends at Wolf Lake that also hunt, they have land that joins ours, and the guys have fun sharing stories and planning the days strategy. Buddy loves to be at the cabin, too, and can't wait to go exploring. Click here for some photos of our annual hunting trip!

Annie Oakley (Lauren) & Wild Bill (Drew)

Lauren & Drew spent the weekend with us and had a blast learning how to shoot BB guns! Tuff had a safety session first, and then they got busy with the targets! They were both very good, and Lauren has earned the nickname "Annie Oakley"! She is a very good shot! Drew is good also, but not as accurate as "Annie". I'm sure with just a little more practice he will be knocking down those targets as fast as Lauren does! They had a great weekend, and Lauren showed her tree-climbing skills to us. She sure is some climber! Here are some fun photos of the weekend!

Sandhill Cranes & Amazing Acres with Kesse & Yvonne

If you ever get the chance to view the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane, do it! It's one of natures most amazing things to see. There are literally tens of thousands of Sandhill Cranes landing at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana, between 4pm and sunset. The park is beautiful, and there is a large tower with ramp and platform that's big enough for many people to enjoy the view. You will also see many deer out feeding with the Cranes. Click here to hear the Sandhill Cranes. Here is a map of the Jasper-Pulaski park. And finally, here are some photos of our trip. We also stopped at a huge pumpkin farm which is just on the way, and you will also see some photos of our day at Amazing Acres corn maze in Michigan with Kesse & Yvonne. They were amazed at how the Cranes would just come out of nowhere and land in the fields.