Archery Hunting in Ohio

Week of October 23 –Β Photos from Cerwin’s cell phone.

Cerwin had lots of fun with these guys – Donovan, Nate, Dustan, Jordan – and Jeff (not in this picture) – at a hunting cabin (doublewide house) in southcentral Ohio. Notice their foot rests. πŸ™‚

Nate and Donovan

They spent much of their spare time watching hunting videos – because they didn’t have TV or cell reception.

It was their first hunt in this area. They were pleased with the facilities.

They celebrated Jeff’s 53rd birthday on the 25th by using a Tasty Cake, a plastic fork, and a piece of paper towel. πŸ™‚

This mom/grandma is impressed with their creativeness.

Their favorite eating place.

The view from Cerwin’s blind.

A broader view from Cerwin’s hunting stand.

This one and the following pictures are from Cerwin’s field camera.

They knew they were hunting early – before the rut – so were not real surprised to not have any shooting. Nor did they see many deer during the daylight hours.

Some of them had another hunt planned – to Nebraska – and could not go later, so maybe in another year they will go back here, but later in the season.

They were encouraged by Cerwin’s field camera shots at night – which told there were deer in the area – and some nice buck.

A hunter can always dream about next year. πŸ™‚

A Sunday Afternoon Walk with Mark and Diane

Sunday, October 22

This was three weeks ago – during warmer days – when Mark and Diane were visiting.

Cerwin was in Ohio, preparing for an archery hunt, so it was nice for me to have company on this walk.

Shortly after taking the first picture, Mark and Diane noticed this praying mantis dragging a dead caterpillar across the road.

A pretty flower and moth at the farm.

Diane wanted to see how Larry and Karen updated the house.

We did get to see the house, but spent a lot more time in the barn where Hershey was giving birth to puppies.

These little guys were wet and squealing.

Speaking of squealing – these guys thought I was there to feed them.

Our next stop was above the puppies and pigs – on the second floor – where they raise a large flock of chickens.

Then we walked another 3/4 of a mile to Jere and Kristen’s house. (They live exactly one mile from our house.)

Diane wanted to see the chickens.

I wonder what she was telling her little brother.

They have a fascinating flock of chickens right now.

I love all the feather patterns.

Some appeared that they were ready to roost for the evening.

We were grateful that Jere offered to take us home.

That was a fun and interesting afternoon.

Love When They Visit

Sunday Evening, October 22

We enjoyed having Mark and Diane here (from Maine) for a few days.

I love watching them grandparent Anthony. I don’t often see Mark on the floor, but Anthony will get him there. πŸ™‚

Nathaniel, Abby, and Diane in our kitchen.

Time for pictures.

We had a fun evening.