View from A Virtual Creek, Post One

Honey-Do’s and Staying Home

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Larry Weishuhn is a widely known writer, speaker, raconteur and world hunter. He co-hosts “DSC’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon” on Pursuit Channel, CarbonTV and the show’s YouTube Channel.[/author_info] [/author]

My brother once said, “I’ve been to a few goat ropings, some traveling snake oil medicine shows, and a whole lotta cattle workings and I ain’t ever seen anything like this!” Ain’t that the truth! “Social distancing” is what they are calling it.

Don’t know about you, but it’s been a long time since I have gotten to spend real day after day time at home with my wife. Usually my hunting and after-dinner speaking schedule keep me on the road for the majority of the month, especially weekends. And now I wish I had not promised to get quite so many things done when I was home for a few days.

For starters we recently moved from 32 years in Uvalde to Brenham, and boy, did we downsize! After finding homes for the many mounts, including a huge bear, I had room in our garage in Brenham to build a series of freestanding shelves to organize my “outdoor gear”.

It took only a couple of days to build and then fill up my “organizing shelves”. Still on the list– no less than six other projects I had been promising to do since we moved into our new house.  My wife loves flowers and plants, so it was time to create a couple new flowerbeds, decorated with the rocks I’ve been collecting for years in the Texas Hill Country.

As a wildlife biologist, I enjoy attracting wildlife into our backyard in this case—butterflies. I’ll leave the flower planting up to my wife, but one thing I just planted are sunflowers, those which can grow to ten feet or more, as well as some shorter ones.  The purpose of these is to produce sunflower seeds to harvest and then plant on my hunting property next year.  My sunflower plantings there in the past have not gone well. It seems whitetail deer and jackrabbits love growing sunflower plants.

Meanwhile, back home in the garage, I set up a place where I can secure my Ruger guns for cleaning and mounting Trijicon scopes.

Being home with time on my hands was and is turning in to something of a blessing.

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