Monday, October 5, 2009

Red-neck Girl...for a day

"Redneck girl likes to cruise in Daddy's pickup truck
And a redneck girl plays her heart when she's down on her luck"

I was singing that tune last weekend! Hunting season is just days away and the guys on the Lease are ready. So some of the hunters decided to have girls day before the real deal begins. It was my first time there. I always pictured going on one of those glorious fall days - you know...clear, cool and dry, where the wind whips through the trees and the leaves fly through the air, my favorite kind of day!!! But that would be a perfect day, and last Saturday was not perfect.

We've had lots of rain lately so before I got there, my first thought bad can it be? My second thought, after arriving, was...someone better have mosquito spray. All the guys kept saying what a good day it was. Well...if damp turning warm and muggy, and semi-muddy is good, then OK, I guess?? We girls looked slightly dubious when we got there:

The truth is that we were pretty happy to go 4-wheelin' with the guys. We went on a tour of the stands: Don's Harley Stand (all self-respecting deer hunters name their stands), his River Stand, his Box Blind, Billy's Cypress-Tree Stand (aka Bonnie's stand), his East Boundary Stand, and of course we took a whirl around Rattlesnake, and the Sand Bar, where rumor has it that the big cat (black panther) roams. But we weren't afraid, our guys were packin' heat. ;)

After lunch, we went shooting at the bridge. I'm not a bad shot, if I do say so myself. I think it would be fun to go to a shooting range and practice. Sounds like a plan.

Jennifer poses on Zack's tractor, it belonged to his Pawpaw. That thing may be old and ugly as sin, but Don says it gets the job done. A bushhog on the back comes in handy.

So, I'm not likely to give up shopping and pedicures and Keith Urban-izing for deer hunting, but still...being a red neck girl for a day was kinda cool.


Be A Saint said...

That is awesome, Susan. Love the post. You are so funny and a very good writer. Good job.

Susan said...

Thanks Andrea! And tell Zack his tractor made the blog. :)

Lou Ellen said...

Whoa, pistol-packing Mama, you look pretty comfortable aiming that firearm!

Jen and Chris said...

it was a very fun day. I'm still surprised how well you did with how fast Dad was driving the four wheeler and the Banana spiders.

DonnaB said...

Oh my gosh! I think I am a redneck girl everyday!

Susan said...

Donna, I think of you as a country girl, not red neck. But since you're going to see U2 in a week...heck, you're a rocker chick! :)

Katie M. said...

How fun! Love that picture of Jen on the tractor. :)