Ethan has become Grandpa Don's hunting buddy and why not, Don has food plots, game cameras, heated blinds, secure hunting, and tons of experience. The only thing I can offer is the same thing I had growing up, a chance to freeze my toes off hoping that something would appear. Ethan has set the bar pretty high for his first buck (he killed a doe last year) with this massive 9 point. He was ecstatic and grandpa was pretty wound up about it too.
While thing #2 was out sitting in a heated blind waiting for the above mentioned buck, I was sliding backwards down my driveway once again. My tractor season started early this year as I tried to get most of the snow off the 20% grade that begins my driveway. I love living out in the sticks, having a log home up on a secluded hill, but I am enjoying the drive and driveway less every year. Funny that our new pastor thinks we over-react to the amount of snow around here (he is from a flatter part of the country). Of course, he also lives 200 feet from the Appalachian Highway.