Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I Think It's Done

Valhalla, MS> I think the work is completed. This weekend we finished up all the planting and stand repair, plus got the camp ready for Dad's big Squirrel Camp.
We even got Trent to brush the rust off the big hog cooker so that Burney could paint it.

This needed to be done and is a big help to get our Youth Hunt going in a couple of weeks also. We worked on stands of course (no help from Paul and Trent) and did a thorough cleaning of the camphouse.

Paul even worked by cutting all the grass around the camp and even over at the Witch's House. He said he was too sick to work on deer stands so of course all he did was do the grass and then slip off and go scouting.

He brought his pal Terry to camp and he helped a lot. He went up the lake with me and helped rebuild a stand and Dad put him to work moving our table in the back yard. I think I got him fired up when I suggested that he had been around Paul too long and was as worthless as teats on a boar hog.

Denise fixed a giant beakfast
for everyone. We could not
hardly walk after eating that feast.
That Denise is as handy as
socks on a rooster!
While that was going on,
Dad had men laying out his new
concrete patio that we have been
begging for now for 10 years.
The kids Sarah, Spencer and Erin are practicing their supervisory skills here.


Arthur said...

Sounds productive. Always nice to get the work done ahead of time so that once season starts you can focus on the hunting.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Funny that I should come here and read about the hog cooker, because that is exactly what I have been building over this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

I am glad for you that finally all that hard work is finish, at least for a while. I hope the squirrel camp will be a huge success.

-Othmar Vohringer-

deerPhD said...

Now it's time to sit back, relax, and pray Thunderhoof stops by! (Othmar, enjoy your cooker!)

Kevin said...


Reading your posts on a daily basis makes me wish I had a deer camp of my own to head to. It sounds like a wonderful place and I hope you all have a wonderful season

Editor said...

kevin, one day you and I will hunt there together.

deerslayer said...

Sounds like you put everyone to work that comes there,that's not why you invited me up for a fall weekend is it? That might be a bit tricky so I may have to try coming on halloween night. At least it sounds like your just about ready for hunting season but you still haven't told me which stand I'll be in if I make it there.

JDP said...

Looks like you are just about ready for opening day!


Jon said...

Socks on a rooster. I havn't heard that since I worked with a couple of guys from Mississippi.

Old Scratch said...

MR ED., this is the first year in a very long time that I haven't been to a work weekend. I apologize for that. Maybe we can get some work done between now and gun season.