I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Weekend Trip

Went to Albemarel Co. Va. this weekend to hunt with my youngest son who is a Virginia State Trooper. One of the troopers he works with lives in the basement of a spare mansion (not the house in the picture...that's where the caretaker lives) owned by one of those people who have so much they really don't know what all they do have. So his co-worker got us permission to hunt the woods at the end of the pasture in the next picture. There were quiet a few restrictions on what we could and couldn't do, where we could and couldn't shoot (guess where we saw the most of the deer). The snow in the woods was about 2-3 inches deep with a sheet of ice on top about 1/4 inch thick. That was a lot of fun, especially climbing back up the same hill you just slid down, twice. We saw over 100 deer, mostly driving to the farm or back out or in the field where we weren't allowed to shoot. Deer aren't stupid, why would they want to fight the ice and snow when they could be in a nice grassy field with lots of extra feed and nice fat cattle to keep them company. I did get one shot but had problems with my ammo. Don't ask...I don't want to talk about it!!! Fortunately I still have some meat in the freezer from the deer given to me by my friend.

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At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's pretty cute Harold! Is he single???


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