Monday, October 19, 2009

What Country Boys Do for Fun In the Fall

They go up...
And up...

And then back down...


You may wonder why our son is climbing an electrical pole. Well, other than the fact that there isn't many places to go when you live out in the country, he needed the practice. I hear all those inquiring minds wondering why in the world he would need practice at climbing electrical poles. I can sum it up in two words... Deer Season. He has a deer stand located on our neighbor's property. He needed climbing sticks in order to get in the deer stand. The climbing sticks just came in this past week, and he was excited to get to practice. We wanted him to use them a couple of times around the house. You know, just so he could get good with them. (I would hate for him not to know exactly how to attach them to the tree and fall out of the tree while in the woods). This way I could stay in the comfort of my home and watch him. Kind of like sitting on a bench in the park and watching him play when he was little. He had a good time, and so did I! Actually, we all had fun watching him go up and down. He commanded quite the audience, although he wasn't thrilled with being watched. He now has my stamp of approval that he can use the climbing sticks to attain access to his deer stand.
What else do country boys do to have fun on the weekend? Well, he spent his evening by a fire in the backyard sipping hot apple cider. He likes to wander off and build a fire in the backyard. When he gets it good and going, several other people always slip off to join him. It is quiet out there, which this child treasures immensely. That is how soon to be 16 year old boys enjoy the fall time of the year in our neck of the woods.
grace and peace,
julie



3 comments:

Carmen C. said...

LOL, country boys sure know how to have fun! My son is a hunter too, but he sold his deer stand awhile back for gas money! Loved the mountain view from your last post:)Enjoy your day!!!

bsadams said...

Gotta love a country boy!! One of our favorite things are backyard fires in the evening too, a nice way to end a day!! (hope he gets you a deer for the freezer ;)

Boysaplenty!! said...

Good Luck to that country boy this hunting season!! And, I would take a "countryfied" boy over a "cityfied" boy anyday! ;)