Yep, September is here, the leaves start to turn, and "The Guns of Autumn" come out in the fields of western Ohio....but not anymore for me.
My dad was an avid hunter, brother Mike, was as well....I tried, actually I did try...did some pheasant hunting, squirrel and rabbit hunting, even bought Coon Dogs and took a turn at that...but just wasn't in me...don't get me wrong, I support the right of folks to bear arms, own guns(I still have a mini weapons cache), and hunt to their heart content...to put food on the table, to trophy hunt...whatever....I just don't anymore.
I like to get out in the field, but choose to do it with a camera, fishing pole, or in the Jeep now days....just don't have the heart to do the shooting....believe me, I'm no PETA fan...I still eat meat, just don't ask me to the dirty work...plenty of others take care of that.
Spent the day "edging" the sidewalk in front of the house...but with a hand edger...not power one...my neighbor Adrian offered his...but told him I needed to work a new muscle group, and I did...I'm sure I will feel those by morning. Temps have warmed back up into the mid 80s, so it gave me chance to pour some sweat out.
Football rules meeting in Van Wert tonight...this will give me 4 plus the State Meeting, so I will have met my requirements...but will attend at least one more....football, I still be a rookie compared to most, even at my age, I need all the "learnin" of rules I can get.
[photo..me around 1951 at the age of 2 with my dad's 12 gauge(brother Mike still has this gun), and a fox the old man took care of near our home in Scott, Ohio]