January 15, 2010

Birthdays are awesome!

Gift certificate to the local sporting goods store for my birthday from my Dad! And a Bushnell Rangfinder from Mike and Claire! Best birthday EVER!

Nothin’. Nada.

I spent every chance I had in the woods in a stand.  With no luck.  I got the chance to see the biggest woodpecker I’ve ever seen in my life, about a million squirrels.  And one bobcat. (I took a shot at him but missed.)

Is that considered a successful hunting season?  What constitutes a great season? 

For me, this has been a dream season.  It was a season of firsts.  First bow. First trip up a tree.  First hunting trip.  First deer.  It’s been amazing.

I can’t wait for next year.

January 12, 2010

Boeuf Bourguignon

Claire and I watched “Julie and Julia”.  I was inspired to cook boeuf bourguignon which is just a fancy French way of saying beef stew.  I got out my copy of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child.  I made it with some of the venison from my Alabama deer and beef so technically it wasn’t just boeuf bourguignon. We made a heck of a mess in the kitchen, but it turned out really well.

The pictures don’t look great, but it was really good.