Thursday, April 23, 2009

Farewell to My Kent County Deer Lease



Great Plains Skink, originally uploaded by Snakelover61.


Last weekend, Mindy and I visited my deer lease in Kent County for the last time. None of the seven hunters from last year will be returning. At one time, I had thought I would manage the lease and get six new hunters to join me. But after trying for more than a month, I have not been able to fill the lease. So Mindy and I made the trip to get my travel trailer, deer feeders and fencing materials. By the way, Mindy was a tremendous help and made the weekend so much fun!

While we were there, we found this cool Great Plains Skink! At around 9" long, this is by far the biggest skink I've ever caught.

I'm kind of sad to be getting off this lease, but there is a silver lining. Mindy and I will be able to use my travel trailer when she shows at the Zapp Hall Antique Show in Warrenton in the fall!



23 comments:

trash talk said...

Consider it just a different kind of hunting lease! Debbie

thedomesticfringe said...

Cool picture! FringeMan has spoken of these skinks, but I've never seen one.

-FringeGirl

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Good memories were made at the Kent County lease. I'm sure another lease is around the corner, when you are ready. The skink was an educational experience, for sure. Great picture! ~Mindy

The Tattered House said...

You and Mindy are so adorable! And your blog is great. What fun Brett and I would have with you two! Too bad we're only in Texas long enough to catch our plane to Florida this June. However, you and Mindy could always join us for cocktails down in the KEYS! Happy birthday week!

Erika

ps: My son Jake will love the Skink pic.

Margo said...

Have a happy birthday week David. Oh BTW, there was a skink in our antique mall that was always darting out in front of folks. He spooked me and I was able to sweep him outside, but the poor thing lost it's tail in the process. Fortunately I know a little something about lizards and this did not freak me out. I sat there and watched that tail for about 5 mins, amazing.
Margo

April said...

Happy Birthday!! Best wishes and may all your dreams come true!
May birthday's are the best.

Unique Unique Design said...

David, Happy Birthday!! May is a good month for b'days! Have fun on your trip and keep on celebrating with that gal of yours!!
marcie

Michele said...

Happy Birthday David...Love Mindy's blog, so had to come wish you the best on your birthday week!

Michele

delighted heart said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday Mindy's friend David...Happy Birthday to youooooooo!

bet you didn't know I'm a professional singer! Notice I didn't say famous! LOL

TheVintageHusband said...

Happy Birthday!! Too bad about the deer lease. I'll bet you had some great times hunting there. But like Trash Talk said, now you'll be hunting something different! I showed my boy the picture of the skink, and my wife was right - he thought it totally was very cool! Hope your Birthday Day week is great! Take care.

Brett aka The Vintage Husband

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Happy Birthday Week, David! Have a good one!

thedomesticfringe said...

Happy Birthday David! Enjoy celebrating the whole week long and have a great trip this weekend. I loved the old photos Mindy posted. Those were great!!

-FringeGirl

Cher said...

I heard a commotion outside my bathroom window a couple of years ago and peeked outside. A large black skanky skink was eating wasps off a large nest. It hypnotized me and I watched until the dern thing worked its way through a twenty course dinner!

Happy birthday!

The Texas Woman

Phyllis said...

I have several small grey skinks in my back yard. They are very shy and run very fast. Happy Birthday Week. You wouldn't like Mindy's mom to go along on the Arkansas trip would you? Mountain View is my favorite place to visit. If you were going there, I would definitly be in the back seat.

David said...

Awwww! Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I need to get around to visiting some more of your blogs, but time has been in short supply lately. I owe ya! Thanks a bunch for your kindness!

bella shabby said...

Happy Birthday week , David. Have fun on your trip ! Sue

summersundays-jw said...

Happy Birthday week! Hope you & Mindy have a great time in Eureka Spgs. -- one of my favorite places. Jan

Woman in a Window said...

That is a heckofa shot.

And hey, Happy Birthday!

bec4 said...

Happy birthday David. I celebrated one this week too--my preschoolers guessed I turned 90, but one guessed 17.

Deer leases are a Texas thing--Beth Moore always talks about her hubby's deer lease. Here in MT, we just hit some plubic land and shoot.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Happy birthday week is right! How lucky are you to have a girlfriend who dotes on you like she does?! Eat lots of cake for me! :)

Tracy said...

Hope you have a very happy birthday! If I lived near y'all I'd come eat some birthday cake with y'all, but since I don't you eat a extra big piece for me, come July when it's my bday I'll eat a big piece of cake for you, see that way we have an excuse for cake without the guilt. haha !!!

freedomwellness said...

Happy Birthday Week David!

I always enjoy your comments on The Domestic Fringe. Now I've seen your blog and Flick'r sites. Cool!

Too bad about your hunting spot.

I love your photo of the skink. And the Roadkill Cookoff sounds like a blast!

Blessings,
Merryheart

THE VERANDA said...

Hope you had a happy birthday! Bummer about the deer lease. But you will have soooo much more fun hunting in Warrenton! See you there.... Maggie