"So there we were, at five in the morning, walking around looking for a deer..." We have told this story many times already! About how we were looking all day long and didn't find any and then the last moment Jenya found an appropriate one, how then we were taking it apart in complete darkness under lantern light, how we drove home and kept falling asleep, so we got home by five o'clock in the morning and went to sleep when the sun was out, how then we spent six hours the next day cutting and packaging the meat...
Yes, I know, hunting is not for everybody, although I have to say it is a lot of work (a WHOLE LOT of work!), so it is definitely not all fun and games. And it is not for many women either. I, for one, could not imagine myself in anything like that, but here I am. Because I had to, I couldn't leave my sweet hubby to do it alone, we are a team after all. One thing I can say is, I challenged myself and, with God's help, I think I handled it well. Together we have a story to tell now, the one that we will not forget. Yes it was hard and I felt bad for the animal, and I did have to get into the heart of the action, but it was an adventure that we embarked on together.
Now a little bit about the nature over there - NOT a forest... not even close. It is still a desert just colder than Vegas, so all bunch of bushes for the most part. But I tried to find beauty and life to take home in my camera anyways.
As for my list of thing I thought we were going to do - we DID pack a lot of food that we ended up not eating, we DID sleep in the car, we DID walk but not in the forest, we DID NOT have a fire or do s'mores. So it was different from what I have imagined, but it was good!