Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Opening Day

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Dove season opens at noon.
My brother surveys the field.
He has spent the last 20 hours out at the farm.
Roasting a pig.
This is probably the last hunt we will have here.
Berry Farms is booming.
It was a bittersweet day.
 Mental P. shows up in the nick of time.
Can anyone spot her sporty hunting vehicle?
There is some shooting.
There is some laughing.
 The pig is ready.
 It was a feeding frenzy.
It was the best pulled pork I have ever had in my life.
And I've had some pulled pork...
 I'm sorry, but how cute are these girls and their Muck Boots?
I need some Muck Boots.
And a truck.
 Somebody found this baby chicken snake.
It may have found its way into a car truck full of cute girls.
And these little boys were so proud.
There is about to be a mighty fine dove dinner here in Middle Tennessee.
Life is grand. 


Sally said...

I'm sure it was bittersweet, mama. The good memories will be with you though.

Yes, indeed. You need muck boots and a truck! A big ole truck; high off the ground, big tires; varoom-it has to make a lot of noise! :)

So glad you're happy!


foolery said...

I worry about the encroaching world out here in the country. We're decades away from it, I think, but it still worries me. I hope you can squeeze another hunt out of 2014. Loved this, MPM.

Debbie said...

Most definitely can picture you in muck boots in a truck!!

I need a "FITS" update??

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I know which one is your vehicle!

Can you ship some of that BBQ? I'll take two gallons, please. Thank you.

joanne said...

muck boots, Yes. Pulled pork, Yes. dove hunt,??? not for me. I always thought you were a city girl, guess you better get that truck, those boots, and a shotgun! You sound so happy, serene and at peace. This life you have chosen fits you well.

Country Girl said...

I love that your life is grand. Absolutely love this.

Kacey said...

Life is grand, isn't it? But I sincerely need some muck boots.

Daryl said...

sad for the dove and the pig but happy for you

Gayle said...

It is always a delight to peep at your blog and see that the number has gone up! I have been watching 42, 42, 42, and today I see 43!!! YAYYYYYYY! Love what you post, pix and prose! Your sensitivity is wonderful and I love your sense of humor. {{{{}}} Have a glorious autumn!

Hilary said...

Next stop... Dove Dynasty!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Gotta Have Muck boots!!!
Hi MPM!!
Glad Life is Grand for you!