Thursday, May 8, 2008


Ok, let me preface this by saying that no, I did not get a turkey today.  BUT I did hear one.  I know that doesn't seem all that exciting but if you have never actually heard a wild turkey and you are outside when one sneaks up on you it is pretty cool.

Jeff is off from work this week and we have had the most wonderful time together.  It is so nice to spend some time alone without the kids and without the worry of a babysitter to get home to.  Earlier this week we spend some time shopping at the outdoor mall soaking up the sunshine and grabbing some knick-knacks for the house.  Today we went to the archery range and did some target practice.  If you have not heard me mention this place before, it is an outdoor field range.  The surroundings are just beautiful with all the new spring wild flowers and trees starting to bloom.  Well, while we were walking around I heard a gobbler.  Of course, I do hear them in my sleep - because Jeff watches the outdoor channel so much - but I was sure I heard him.  Sure enough a few minutes later there he was gobbling away and Jeff heard  him too.  We had so much fun stalking him and looking for the hen he was chasing.  We didn't get much shooting in today but we did chase down a Tom.  

Maybe next time I will actually get to hunt one instead of just chase him down.  We will see!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Another beautiful day

Today was another great day.  The weather is getting nicer and nicer and we are so enjoying the yard again.  Jeff and the neighbor are back to out-do each other on the lawns.  Right now Jeff's is a smidge greener but they are both great looking right now. 

A few weeks ago we did some planting, the roses are growing as is the cherry tree.  The sunflowers are even growing, we have little sprouts.  Jeff spent most of the day digging the mulch beds up.  It was easier to dig them out than try to pull all the weeds and grass that have gone astray.  I will put up some pictures when we are all finished.

All in all a good day for some sun, a little work and I got two of my final papers done.  Three down, one to go.  

That's about it for today.  Maybe more tomorrow