We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Deer Camp 2014

Welcome to Deer Camp....

an incredible amount 
of trophy bucks
hunted and harvested
in a 10 square mile area!


 we can't remember 
a better deer season
opener  EVER....

These eight hunters
(all friends and neighbors)
had a fantastic hunt 
and could not wait to haul their
tagged deer back to camp
and share their stories...

Taylor (on the right) has hunted deer before.
Her sister, Tyra, (on the left...)
shot her first deer today....

It's a FIRST for both girls
to be included with the 
Seasoned Veterans
at Deer Camp...

The old boys and the young girls
all agreed this season's
amazing antler harvest
is a first 
was worth taking a group photograph...

a picture for the history book
proof of 
one hell-of-a-hunting story!!

Good Work Hunters!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



it's here!

I don't like the smell of it
or the feel of it...

But, it's here to stay
and I really 
don't have anything to say about it...

 We had some hunters and their dogs
here from North Carolina...

Their dogs didn't mind
hunting in the cold white stuff...

But the men were a little cold!!!

The pheasants were tough to track down
and quick to escape....

 But, they all have some 
good stories to take back
to North Carolina

 They actually shot some birds
to take home!

 and they have some good memories of freezing
in the fields of South Dakota!

Y'all come back now!

Our resident pheasants have all left the property
now too...
They tend to hide out near
farm feed lots when the snow gets deep.
Can't say I blame them!

If I were a bird,
I'd want to be a goose!
Winter in the south
Summer in the North

Some birds
(like people)
are just smarter than others!

Until next time...
(I'll be hanging out in the fields)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hunting In Progress

The hunting has been a little tougher this year,
unless you are hunting with a camera...

these boys met me on the road
on my way to the lodge yesterday...

 Our coldest morning yet...

 It was another great day
 of photographing pheasants and hunters
and of course,
I love me some good editing...

 a little "cross-processing" 
is a great way to end a hunt!

Check out my new page FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY
(click on the tab under our Header)
where I will post highlights
of the weekly hunts!

Thanks for wandering by...
see you in the field!
I am processing photos, books and dvds....
Will be mailing out A.S.A.P!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

All In A Day's Hunt

Some shots from the field...

Put on your hiking boots
and walk along!

 Ooops, I didn't mean him!

Anyone with a license
 to hunt ringneck pheasants, that is....

 Set your sight ahead of the bird....

and blast away....

If you miss him....

Tomorrow's another day!

Note to my hunter friends,
Here's a link to your photos...
Roduner Hunters:https://www.flickr.com/photos/sallfarm/sets/72157646718239594/  
PCL Hunters (10/26/14):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/sallfarm/sets/72157649052561025/

PCL Hunters (10/31/14): https://www.flickr.com/photos/sallfarm/sets/72157648674274908/
I am processing photos, books and dvds....
Will be mailing out A.S.A.P!!

Have a safe and happy hunt!
(sorry birdie!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Season Opener

The season opener....

the pheasants were plentiful...

 everybody had a blast...

the weather was gorgeous...

you win some you lose some...

we had young and dumb dogs
old and feeble dogs...

Our old Max's hunt
was a short one,
but his spirit was strong!

 by the end of the day 
everybody's legs were sore...

 time to get in shape gang,
this is just the first weekend!

Have a safe and happy hunting season!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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then you might want to go

I have posted several pictures
from the Kyle Evans Memorial Wagon Train
link of the 125th South Dakota Wagon Train
on my Society 6 Webpage
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Have a happy day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wagon Train Meets Destination

A break from the tomato canning
allows me to post more pictures from my
last adventure to our State Capital....

It was the final destination of the 
125th Anniversary Statehood Celebration
Wagon Train.

Wagon Master Gerald Kessler lead the way.
With more than 200 participants, the 17 day journey
was quite the event.
Read more about it here in the Capital Journal.

As they all waited for the ceremony to start,
you could walk around and visit with participants.
Some rode the full journey, others joined for
a few hours or a few days.  
Involvement aside, all agreed the 
wagon train was a huge success,
considering it's homage to our States' birthday
and the many friendships and bonds formed 
along the way...

South Dakota Governor Daugaard called the journey an 
unbridled success and offered his praise
to all who took part....

North Dakota Governor Dalrymple said the perseverance
displayed by the riders helped remind people
of the journey many took 125 years ago.
"We honor them" he said "The footprints
of all the pioneers are with us today."

I don't think there was a person there on the capital lawn 
that didn't have chills watching the many 
(more than 100) riders and wagon teams
proudly pass by the Capital building and dignitaries...

take a look for yourself...
enjoy a parade of Dakota Pride
and salute if you agree...

Usually for me it takes a 
good marching band to make a 
good parade...

today the clip-clop of the 
horses hooves is all it took 
to make this parade 
a GREAT one!


Happy Trails!
Read more about it here.