Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday was the start of shotgun season for deer in our state. I HATE IT!! The deer seem to immediately sense the danger and the doe hide their young ones in a thicket by our compost bins. Yesterday I saw several fawns and young females there but the neighbor disturbed them so they didn't stay put. I also saw a big buck who was frantically looking for somewhere to hide. The poor thing. Our neighbors know where the deer are hiding on our property and I don't trust that they won't trespass and kill them so I let it be known that I am home and I stay visible. I wear an orange vest. Some hunters prefer to kill the young deer as they are more tender. One of them is this old coot I can't stand who lives down the road. I must say that in my lifetime I have disliked very few people but every encounter I have had with this man is bad. He drives by our house extremely slow several times a day to see if there are any deer and to see if we are home. I think he is planning to shoot them from his truck because he has hinted at this. It is illegal and if I catch him doing it I will turn him in. Today he stopped us and told us where he lived, like we didn't know, and mentioned my MIL's name like they are close friends. I was sickened. He told us that he is too old to kill the older deer as he can't drag them out of the woods as he has medical problems. (cough, cough, whine, whine) and he said he was thinking about hunting "down here". He asked us if we knew where to find any young ones. My husband was nice but I found myself wanting to beat the stuffing out of this creep. LOL. If I catch this coot on my property I'm going to tell him how it is and call the game warden. This is private property and it's posted and he will not be hunting here. There are plenty of legal places to hunt but these people don't intend to do that. The old lady who owns the property across the street has told people not to hunt on her property but we noticed a deer stand set up on it this year already. This people have some nerve. My husband and I have had to tell people to get off our land before and they get mad when you tell them. My girlfriend had to run 2 guys off her property and the idiots told her they had permission from the owner. LOL. Last year I found one of our fawns dead by our compost pile. I know that some people need the meat and that the deer need thinned out but this old coot is rich and I don't intend to have people hunting illegally on my property where they could be injured. In addition they leave a big mess - stinking gutted partial carcasses that dogs drag around. By the way, the number one injury to hunters is them falling out of deer stands - drinking and hunting with guns don't mix. Last year some idiot from northern Illinois who came here to hunt shot a cow and killed it. Another year a belligerent idiot shot a teenage through the heart with a bow and nearly killed him because the kid and a friend were on 4 wheelers riding on their own property and scared off a deer he was tracking. The nut was really repentant so he got off easy. If I had been the judge on the case he would have seen the inside of a prison cell for many years to come. Today I saw 3 year deer hiding on another part of our property. I hope they stay put because they are surrounded on every side of us by people trying to kill them.
Today I slept in. My knee, leg, and hip are still having problems and hubby's foot is bothering him but hubby wanted to go on 2 long hikes so we did. I wore my vest but it's still pretty dangerous. Hubby is afraid I'll encounter a nut if I am outside alone so I will have to start carrying one of my guns when he is not home. He wants me to stay inside and I will not be a prisoner in my own home because of a few testosterone morons roaming the country side.
It was beautiful today and warm so we decided to decorate early outside for Xmas. I usually do it the day after Thanksgiving but the way the weather has been who knows what it will be like this year.
I have gathered up my recipes for Thanksgiving but I still have a few to research.
I made some really good fajitas for supper.