My name is Donna, and all my life there has been a man in my life hunting, fishing and etc.. First it was my Dad “The Brooklyn Cowboy” and then of course I married, “The Hubby”, someone very much like my father. Only this guy was literally Mr. Joe Hunter/Fisherman personified. We have 2 children: Jesse (aka The Princess, age 30) and Hunter (aka The Redneck or Manboy, age 21), 2 dogs: my studly chubby black Puggle, Manny and Cami, our German Short Hair Pointer.
“A family that hunts/fishes together, stays together”
Well we did, but a lot of times it was really because no babysitters wanted to show up at 5 in the morning. Nowadays it is the Hubby, Manboy and I, and of course we never agree on anything. We each have our own idea of what we need to have and what we want to have. For example: For years I deer hunted upstate NY with my dad. Our property is up top on a hill. Heading out to our hunting spots means first hiking straight up the first 70 yards. Those 70 yards were pure hell!!!!! As my father got older, one year I thought for sure he was going to have a heart attack. When I got home I insisted we get a quad so he could ride up the hill. Since then I found out I LOVE LOVE LOVE riding the quad around BUT the Hubby thinks it should ONLY leave the garage to drag deer. Now, I would LOVE to go somewhere that we could, OK me, could ride trails all day and camp out at night. Different perspective huh?
Hunting is just one thing I enjoy. I have an endless list as I am always trying new things. Gardening, kayaking, hypertufa pot making, woodworking, bow fishing, for a few, and whatever catches my eye next. With trying new things also comes a lot of trial and error. To be perfectly honest, over the years I was content to let my husband take care of what I need for all my hunting an fishing needs. So in otherwise, I didn’t really learn much of the things I should of. Instead of cleaning up my own guns or equipment, I left it to the hubby while I started dinner, took care of the kids blah blah blah.
Well now I would like to change that. I know there are other women out there who wouldn’t mind knowing more about what the men in their life find so fascinating about the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, guns, etc. There are some things I have no problem doing on my own, others I still have a lot to learn.
Stick around, learn with me, laugh with me and feel free to share your opinions and adventures too!
“Life is a climb, enjoy the view!”