10 hours ago
January 6, 2012
The Thrill of the Hunt
We cannot but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected." --Henry David Thoreau
Mr. G is out hunting this weekend hoping to fill the rest of our freezer with elk. Before I met Mr. G I was never around guns and never understood hunting. I know this topic is controversial to some, but through the years I have realized and understood the beauty of the hunt. My boys have been, and will continue to be raised around guns. They will learn respect for these tools and the animals that they hunt. They will learn how to field dress an animal as well as bring it back to the kitchen and cook it. I really can see no greater activity for a family then to be out breathing in the fresh mountain air, learning a skill that has been around since the dawn of time, and seeing exactly where their food comes from. Wish Mr. G luck because I am dying to try to try this Moroccan Elk Stew recipe from my new favorite book Girl Hunter.
Isn’t Colorado beautiful? Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in a place like this. These photos are from our numerous visits to the high country. Even though I have lived here for 12 years the mountains still take my breath away.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!