Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Good times at Bass Pro Shop

Couldn't help but post more pics of me and my nephews!! Especially while we're having fun at Bass Pro.  Just a week or so ago I posted a blog about my nephew who just got his first mallard with his dad (he didn't shoot it of course! he's only 4 years old)!  As you can tell from the other post, my nephew LOVES duck hunting....and now I found out over the weekend his little brother is gonna LOVE to hunt deer!! The oldest nephew even recognized a big coyote (stuffed, of course) on a clothing rack shelf! I LOVE IT!! I can't wait until the younger nephew gets to go huntin with us! I don't think his mom will let him go just yet.  But when she does feel comfortable, I'll definitely be in the stand with him one day! And not to mention I'll have my other nephew by my side to help get the ducks back to the truck!! I love my little guys!!  They make me proud!!

We snapped a few pics next to the flying duck and dove decoys. Later on, I leaned in for some smiles with my nephew while we checked out the infamous fish tank in Bass Pro!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Deer in the Rice Field

1 lb. Ground Deer Sausage*
Instant Rice
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
salt/pepper to taste

*Substitute ground deer sausage for regular ground deer (but it's way better with the sausage!)

Cook the deer meat completely in a pan.  Meanwhile, prepare the instant rice -- depending on the # of servings you need for your family. I use the 4 serving instructions.

After the deer meat is thoroughly cooked, pour the cream of mushroom soup over the deer mixture and mix well. Stir on Med Low to Low heat, allowing the soup to get warm.  Once the rice is ready, stir in the deer/soup mixture all together. 

Grab your sweet tea and enjoy!! YUM!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Duck Hunting Generation

It's tough living away from your family, but thank God for cameras, computers, internet, and email!  And just like any proud Aunt would do, I have to brag on my nephew! Him and his dad (my brother) got their first mallard Sunday!  I didn't think someone made waders that small, but they do!  The look on my nephew's face is priceless and an image of a true DUCK HUNTER!

Ever since my nephew was born, he has been influenced by his parents, me and my husband, and other family members.  We have surrounded him with duck calls, duck toys, camoflauge, and his latest Christmas present was a camoflauge hunting vest. Yep! A cute, small one to fit him so he can retrieve the birds for his dad!  I can't be more proud of him and his excitement for the outdoors!  He's only four years old and he can use a duck call better than I can! And get this:  his first word was "quack."  It's so awesome to see my brother teaching him and preparing him for the new duck hunting generation that is to come.

I'm so thankful that God has blessed us with the freedom to hunt, fish, and enjoy the great outdoors, not only as individuals, but as family.  I thank God for my brothers' influence on me when I was a little girl.  I didn't do much hunting, but fishing was our favorite thing to do.  Since my brothers have grown and began their own families, my husband has influenced me with a love for hunting.  Most of our dates are spent either in the woods hunting or on the boat fishing. As I have grown to love the outdoors more and more each year, I truly hope that I have a positive impact on my neices and nephews on what hunting and fishing is all about.

When I see these pictures of my nephew, it makes me smile, laugh, and thank God my nephew is in my life.  I'm sure you, too, have these moments.  The moments that make you proud and thankful. And you just can't help but brag on 'em!!