Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jake a.k.a. my mighty hunter!






When I married Jake I knew that he enjoyed being in the outdoors camping and hunting, and I had no idea really to what extent that meant. But now, after 6 years of marriage it's all really coming to light. For those f you who don't know Jake, it is an understatement to say that he LIKES to hunt. If I would let him ALL of his spare time would be spent tracking stuff down and shooting it. He loves to participate in the archery and muzzeloader hunt, and then the rifle hunt. He also loves to waterfowl hunt, and shoot small game. This year alone he took down a monstrous elk with his bow, a huge buck with his rifle, and numerous other animals and even a banded mallard duck (which is pretty unique in itself.)

I try not to complain too much because I have learned so much about wildlife and the outdoors from him, and really he is an awesome hunter!! He works hard at what he loves to do. He even invites me to come along with him, which let's be honest, not all husbands would do. So I just wanted to share some pictures from this last year of Jake's hunting success and let him know that although it sometimes drives me crazy, I do know that it makes him happy. And for some of you reading this, you may think the whole concept of hunting and camping may be weird and "redneck", but for us, it's just a way of life that I have learned to appreciate!! I love you Jake!

4 comments:

York and Jenny Cooper said...

I never knew how alike Jake and York are...they should start hunting together so we can hang out while they're gone! Isn't it crazy how they can love something so so much???

Dana said...

Hey Barben Clan! It's Dana (Shelby) Baldwin. Abby is so beautiful! It's fun to see your cute family on here.

Ashlee said...

Al-I will leave a comment in a little bit. Bart has reserved the computer to do some stuff and we were checking out your blog together. He wants to know what hunt/area jake got his elk and what it scored. and I want to know if you let him put those heads on your walls, that is a fight I face a few times a year, but I still haven't lost.

Ashlee said...

How fun to see you have started a blog, I have found blogging quite addicting and it has taken over scrapbooking during the last few months. Abby is beautiful!! She's a little person now, last time I saw her she was just tiny, I think only a few weeks old. Lets get together soon, Apple now has a little girl and how about Marci? How's she doing? Well, I'll visit your blog often.