I have been intending to do a new blog entry for some time but have been busy with one thing or another for quite a while. Between work, the family and the hounds, little time is left for much else.
Our weather has been crazy. We had a fairly nice autumn and I was able to do a good bit of running. Then came rifle deer season and the hounds have to be put up for those 2 weeks. After that it seems as though winter came swiftly. Our temps dropped to the single digits with high winds and today we had snow, then sleet, then freezing rain and finally plain rain. If conditions don't improve, there isn't much point in running the hounds.
While Blair was home for Thanksgiving, we got to do our annual pheasant hunt. The boys had a blast as this is an event they look forward to each year.
After Blair headed back after Thanksgiving, he called and said he had a 96 hour leave the next weekend and was coming back home to deer hunt. We saw a lot of deer and both boys passed on several doe.
Christmas is fast approaching and we will be lucky enough to have everyone here again. Blair has a 2 week leave and hopefully we will get to do some more gunning. Below are some hound pics. Merry Christmas!
( left: Bindi working the line. Center: Taya, a complete hound in all aspects. Right: Gadget on the trail along a dry, dirt road)