23 05, 2016

Lessons learned (so far) from a first timer in the turkey woods.

By | 2016-05-23T12:48:39+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

This year, I celebrated a long-time goal. I got all of my paperwork squared away, got some gear and got into the woods. I've been wanting to for years now but a mixture of time and fear prevented me from following through. Now that my son isn't a little baby anymore, it's much easier for Mom to take care of him in the mornings, so I'm able to get out. After the season is up, I'm expecting to put some time in on the shores of the Grand River with my dad and my brother, too, so I'm very excited [...]

2 05, 2016

Finding your monkey brain

By | 2016-05-02T14:15:04+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

This weekend, I crossed a threshold. I went into the woods with a gun. I went into the woods with the intent to kill another living being to harvest it's meat to feed my family. Sounds kinda of cryptic, but that's exactly what happens daily inside butcheries and grocery stores, it just looks different. We're separate and insulated from the reality of our food. I'm trying to fix that in myself. In the same way that tomatoes just taste better when they're from your garden, I imagine wild meat to have the same impact. Too often, I think we're wrapped [...]