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TREASURED SEASONS

Deer Grandma, Story Five Seldom did I drive down this road.  I usually walked, often with the children, through fields and woods, to get to this neighboring farm.  Today was different.  Stub had invited me to come to their house because he “had something for me”. The driveway was long, and it gave me [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:38:20+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

RIDGES

Deer Grandma, Story Four   Intense cold.  Even the trees were complaining, making sharp and loud booming noises to anything willing to listen.  Even the well-oiled swivel mechanism on the homemade chair squeaked in protest.  I folded my arms around my chest and wiggled my toes.  My body was already chilled and it wasn’t [...]

By | 2012-12-20T22:00:12+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

WHEN IS A DOE NOT A DOE?

Deer Grandma, Story Three Pleasant daytime temperatures, cool nights.  The dull green of late summer foliage was turning into shades of brown, yellow and red.  It was a weekday in early October.  With less than two hours to sunset, the sun was low in the sky and the air starting to chill.  Although I [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:11:48+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

HANGING OUT THE WASH

Deer Grandma, Story Two A very warm start to a November weekend.  It would probably be the last opportunity I would have to hang the wash out on the clotheslines north of our small farmhouse.  Dan had gone deer hunting after finishing the milking and other barn chores.  With a family of four young [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:04:57+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PRESENT

Deer Grandma, Story One   Early November of 1964.  My husband, Dan, and I were on our way to his parents’ farm in East-Central Minnesota.  We visited there frequently on weekends, trading the Twin cities population and traffic for a lifestyle much more suited to our tastes.  There were many things to do there [...]

By | 2012-12-20T20:55:20+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|

Introduction to Deer Grandma Stories

Rewritten for Women Hunting & Fishing in All Seasons by Elizabeth A. Wilkens 2012 In 2001, I finished a small book containing nine stories about deer, deer hunting, family, and friendships.   I started deer hunting fifty years ago and am as excited about the hunt today as ever before.  The big difference between now [...]

By | 2012-12-26T15:33:48+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Hunting|