Holy cow it’s been forever since I have posted! How has everyone been? Is there even anyone reading anymore? I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t. But even if there aren’t any readers I shall share what we have been up to.
Shed hunting season is here again! This is the time of year we spend extra amounts of time in the woods, by we I mean me and the Mr. and the dogs. Yes we get out pretty often anyhow, especially on weekends, but the outings lately usually have a certain purpose in mind. Antlers! It takes a loooooottttt of looking to find them but I think we are getting better at it somehow. Here are some finds from this year and some other fun photos. Those that follow me on Instagram probably have seen all of these already.
Chris found this really nice one smack in the middle of the trail, if I had looked right a second before him I would have seen it.
And we are becoming quite talented at finding chewed up ones. I will share our entire collection to date once the season is over. A fair share are chewed on by critters.
I have always loved finding feathers too, many of them end up being brought home. Not sure why I didn’t bring this one home, my dad would have liked it for his art. I tend to collect too many things already. This is a Turkey feather btw.
After finding antlers we always get the dogs to hold them for photos too. Wyatt looks proud of this one, hopefully next season he will be helping us find them. (forgot to train him before this season)
Luna seemed more interested in eating this one than holding it for me. Everyone always asks if ours like to chew antlers, and I feel kind of sad when I reply with “not really” and here we are with a pile of antlers. They just don’t like to work that hard for their chews I guess
Lots of deer sign, but nice rubs like this don’t usually result in a shed right under the tree like I hope. So we just keep looking.
And other times in the middle of a field you will find ones like this. This is the antler we are calling Bubba, our biggest find to date size wise. I love how it curled around Luna’s head in this shot.
This is the Mr.’s latest haul, from ONE outing. In the SAME general location we had just spent 4 hours scouring with 3 sets of human eyes (our friend Ed joined us this past weekend, I shall share photos from that later on)
This is pretty much what our dogs looked like after our outing… the entire rest of the day.
Luna is not shy about taking over my spot in the bed, pillow and all. Thanks for the mud you left in the bed Luna.
Guess how much I love having a dog this tired though? Only took 4 hours of running the woods off leash. She could have kept going too. Hopefully the snow will melt before this weekend so we can shed hunt more, I can’t believe I just said that. I love snow, darn the adult in me.