Saturday, October 18, 2008

An Inside Look at Mancation

Kale has a really nice digital camera.  It has lots of buttons and gadgets that would take me too long to figure out how to operate, but I'm sure he read the manual (front to back) and has learned to take some really nice pictures.  Like this ...

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and this...

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But, this morning I was brought out of the quiet that accompanies "mancation" and 9:00 AM on a Saturday morning from a phone call from Kale saying he'd shot a 7 point buck and he had forgotten his camera at home...and wondered if I'd mind climbing out from under my nice, warm covers to brave the cold and bring my little digital camera.

So, I spent the morning with the men at the man-cave, watching them skin not one, but two deer.  But, I did sneak a bit of breakfast before I left.  Those men know how to fix breakfast!

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Kale and his trophy

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The hunters and the poor victim

Just before Kale called this morning, my brother in law, Jack, called to say that my sweet little nephew, Hunter, got a deer.  Could he BE any cuter?

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Hunter talked to me about it on the phone this morning.  He said when he saw the deer "he just lined it up in his cross-hairs and shot it."  I said, "Doesn't that gun kick?" He said, "Yeah!! But I didn't get hurt or anything cuz I had three layers of clothes on."  He is so funny.

Our leaves haven't really gotten pretty just yet.  I'm hoping they will.  But, before I left I took some pictures of our property and the cabin.  For those of you who don't know, David built the cabin all by himself with no electricity with some pine that was on our property.  I'll post about the cabin later, but here are a few pictures.



The view from the front porch



There's even an outhouse!!


Morris Family said...

Congrats on the deer boys! Isn't deer camp breakfast the best??! The cabin is you have running water??!!!! ha! (I know you do!!)

Leigh Ann said...

WOW! That cabin is amazing. I'll be looking forward to reading more about that! Why is it that men can make such good breakfasts? I don't know that I could have watched the "skinning" part. Yikes!

Becky said...

Poor Bambi! Oh wait, Bambi's don't have antlers do they? I love you cabin and OMG look at the view!!! I think WE should all have a womencation and go to the cabin. No wait, I'd be afraid of the lions and tigers and bears. OH MY!!!! HA!!!!

Soldier in Training said...

I'm impressed with the cabin! That's awesome! How neat is that?!

His Doorkeeper said...

I love the view from your cabin. It is built on the neatest site...I would have to make David move that cabin a little so I could build my house there if I were you!

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