[Homestead] Shoulda, coulda, woulda
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 15 18:36:04 EST 2008
A little bit ago, I opened the door to turn on the porch Christmas
lights. It is a drizzling, foggy night, just miserable, so I did not go
hunting today. I saw some movement near the trucks, and my first thought
was that it was a cat. It may have been a cat, but I'm not real sure.
No one around here has a cat, but I suppose one could have been dropped
off. It was headed towards my chicken tractor, so I ran and got the
nearest weapon, my .22. As I grabbed it, I thought, maybe I need the
223-could have been a fox-then thought, no, it was a cat,,,,22 is
fine.....so I grabbed the gun and went out on the deck, but did not see
the 'cat'. In 10 seconds, it had disappeared. I walked through my
front yard to the driveway, looking for whatever it was, when my eye
caught movement in the pasture....a deer!! I ran back in the house to
get the deer rifle, but by the time I got back out there, the deer has
disappeared into the mist and dark. I walked to the road, hoping to
spook the deer out of its hiding place, but never saw him again...it was
too dark to see anything-too dark to hunt.
Feeling like I lost out twice, I walked back up the house in the dark,
rifle slung over my shoulder. Just as I approached my back door, I
heard a commotion behind the house...3 deer or more ran up the hill...
I shoulda grabbed the deer rifle instead of the 22.
I coulda had at least one deer.
I woulda had my first kill.
Just my luck.
Now, tomorrow, I know where I am going to be...I am going to be at the
bottom of that hill!!
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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