Archery opening day in Kentucky. We ended the day in the upper field. Philip in a blind 30 yards from me and I perched in a stand on the edge of the woods. I hear the deer come boldly out of the tree line, I quickly clip in, ready for whatever steps out.
Yearlings Bound into the Field on Archery Opening Day
A young doe comes from behind the tree, rows of spots still visible along her spine. She stops looks at me in my stand and moves on towards the feeder.
The second doe, with a few spots on her rump was a bit more unsure of me in my perch… she was sure something wasn’t right about it, taking deep sniffs of the air. I sat like a rock.
The third doe also stopped and looked at me with her big black eyes, hustled around the back of the tree. In the video, you’ll see her look up at me.
The Evening Sounds Erupt
The field comes alive with the sounds of nightfall. I enjoyed watching the yearlings graze in the field, watched the sun set behind the trees and the fireflies start their light show. These little ladies earn another year on Kowalski Mountain … see you next year girls. Even though we didn’t see any mature deer, archery opening day was a day to remember.
The yearlings frequented the field regularly. Another day that I enjoyed their company.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.