Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Deer Blind but Not Ours
Someone ask what is a blind. This picture is a deer blind with me standing in front of it. I don't know about other states but here in Texas it is a little house/hut where a hunter sits to await a deer to come by so he or she can shoot it. Hunting? I know strange way to hunt but hopefully and everyone I know that hunts and kills eat all the meat or gives it to someone who does. There are all kind of deer blinds. Some have carpet, some are decorated in cow colors and on and on. Mel (my deceased husband) had one on his grandmother's ranch west of San Antonio which is now in San Antonio. He let his run down, it was old and the roof leaked. It had mice and daddylongleg spiders in it. It was fun to go with him and watch for the deer to come out but I didn't enjoy his shooting it. I tried once for one with a beautiful rack of horns and couldn't pull the trigger. I think they call that buck fever. It was quiet and peaceful and a nice time to think but it seemed everytime my stomach would pick that time to want to growl. Mel would give me a dirty look so I would have to press into my stomach as hard as I could to get it to calm down because I didn't want him to tell me to stay home. Deer can hear well and spot anything that moves and then alerts the other deer by sticking their white tail up and run while flagging it. This deer blind shown here is on the back forty where John's cattle roam part of the time.