Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Men and Deer Season


I know, the above picture looks very much like an "outhouse." But, let me assure you that it is not, it is the top to a "first class" deer stand. Over the course of 38 years of marriage, I've seen deer stands evolve into small Hyatt Hotels. *smile* Tommy spends hours drawing out plans, getting the materials and then painstakingly building his "home away from home" for the duration of deer season.



When he has the top built, he then builds the stand to place the "hotel" on. His measurements have to be exact so that when it comes time to put the two together, they will fit perfectly. Of course, they are not put together until they are both carried to the woods. There would be no way to haul them to the woods if they were together beforehand. I have never been a part of the "raising" of the deer stand and don't imagine that I ever will be. It is a very intense endeavor and safety is of utmost importance. Safety has always been a top priority for Tommy and I always know that he will be extremely careful in setting up the stand. He gets an able bodied friend to assist him and off they go.


Inside these hotels (he has about 4 of these stands) are a very comfortable chair, portable heaters, and carpet. He carries a backpack with all kinds of "good eats" and between eating and napping, he finds time to do a little hunting. No, I don't understand it at all and nothing about it seems enjoyable to me. But, I think everyone should have a hobby that brings them enjoyment and I feel sure that Tommy would say this is one of his most enjoyable hobbies. For me to get up way before daylight, drive miles up into the woods, and sit in a deer stand and be quiet would be the ultimate form of misery. *smile* But, I bet Tommy would say the same thing about some of my hobbies, such as blogging. I'll have to do another blog about this years season when it is over. I know you can't wait!
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

1 comment:

  1. I am with you...I cannot understand what is fun about going into the freezing cold at hours that shouldn't be seen to sit in a stand and try to stay awake and warm. However, I totally love that the boys like to go along with them and Lilly even claims she is going this year. It'll be like a little mini vacation with only one kiddo at home!

    I might even have time to do a little blogging!

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