Commander and I enjoy Homeschooling boys (Herogian, Hawk and Gluten), raising chickens, ducks, and dogs ( Penny and Casey), eating gluten free, surviving breast cancer, coach track and field, and loving God for every minute that He gives us to cherish our family.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Turkey hunting and bear scat

Mr. S. took Herogian hunting Monday. Don't you just love extra curricular homeschool activities like hunting?  anyhoo, They left at 4:00 am and came back at 12:45.  Herogian couldn't keep his braces hidden behind that smile.

They walked out toward a corn field hoping to find birds. They immediately did! They had to drop to the ground so not to be seen. Herogian commando crawled over 100 yards, while Mr. S. called the turkeys their way. Herogian said there were some areas where he could get to his feet and crouch run behind downed trees,  but he had to belly crawl under a fence wire. He sat the barrel of his gun on a branch, slid up into position behind it and came home with....
A 22 + pound Tom.
They had field dressed the bird, and it topped the scale at 22, I'm sure it beat my 23 pound house record. Time to go hunting again.
 This is Mr. S. with Herogian. All smiles. It's so great to see the boy so happy. Mr. S and his family will be joining us Saturday for Turkey dinner and all the fixings.

 I made this from a recipe that had I think was called "Fruity chocolate clusters" ewwww. Just to girly of a name for boys in this house. It is now called Bear Scat.
A cup each of dried strawberries, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, and whatever else a bear might eat. Along with sunflower seeds in this one. The braces kept me from putting in harder nuts. Melt chocolate in a bowl slowly in the microwave, then dump the mix of berries in and stir.  Spread out on fold or waxed paper on a cookie sheet and refrig for a few hours. You can then crumble it up. It does melt in your hands if you hold it too long.


2 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

This post just made me smile all over. Herogian's big smile just says it all.

janeav said...

That's one happy boy. Great pic of him and his prize!