Well… It’s been a beautiful week since my last entry. The weather has been unseasonably warm during the day and nicely chilly at night. I managed to get all my work done and had time for two very fine motorcycle rides.
This lovely bridge is not far from Millfield off Rt. 13.
Then a couple of days ago our pal Smiles was working on our trials when he sensed whitetail activity. For those of you who hunt, you know the magic that happens when you have been still for fifteen or twenty minutes and the forest forgets about you and comes alive. Smiles, a seasoned woodsman, relaxed on the hillside and got this beauty with a crossbow at thirty feet.
Now we’re not headhunters looking for trophies. This young buck has a small rack, but a lot of meat. We got about fifty pounds of ground venison as well as a bag of loins. Vanessa and I are cooking venison meatballs right now which we will have for dinner with spaghetti. You won’t find this meat in a market! One of the things I love about cuisine in the Italian and German countryside is dishes with wild game. Hard to find here in the States… but we can do it at home.
I can hardly wait for dinner.
We’ve got 126 acres here at the Fur Peace Ranch, and we’ve been spending a lot of time hiking in the woods. It’s like have a state park in your backyard.
Then yesterday my friend Jeff who teaches at Ohio University, got off early and asked if I wanted to go for a ride. Yep… let’s do it. Another successful trip through the Hocking Hills.
Today was election day if course… I was at the polls by 0645 and voted… my duty and my honor.