For years John has acquired one gun each year. Some years he's purchased more than one but it is always at least one... until the last couple of years. With moving and unemployment, we just couldn't swing it (I did buy him a gun controller for the Wii one year and a gun-shaped house key the next year). This year, with the new job, he is back again hoping for a gun. I gave him a budget of what we could swing at the time and he chose to purchase a pair of field glasses with part of the money. (Disclaimer #1 - It was HIS choice, 100%. He still might get the gun, but if he doesn't, it's because of his own choice. Disclaimer #2 - We have been married for 16 1/2 years. He owns 24 guns. I'm sure you can do the math... He can still go another few years and not be short any guns. Sidenote - He has his eye on a specific kind of gun to kill the badgers that live in the fields. I told him to include it in the farm budget he submits to the owner and boss. We'll see if that flies.)
|John with his field glasses. He really has enjoyed them and gotten his money out of them.|
|Can you see the deer between the trees? This is at the ranch where John sees TONS of deer every time he's out there.|
|Some are mule deer and some are white tail.|
|The other day John said he saw a herd of 31 at the same time.|
It's been fun for John to watch the deer habits change and evolve once the cows arrived on the ranch. Next year he'll get a tag or two and fill our freezer with venison roasts.