On our second date Philip took me to a local living history event. Shooting a long bow was one of the activities that visitors get to try. I hadn’t done archery since I was a kid, but when I hit the bullseye, I impressed Philip with my shooting that day. Somewhere along the way, I shared with him that I wanted to learn to bow hunt. Other than gator hunting, I’d never killed anything, but I missed the taste of venison and really wanted to learn. Little did I know, Philip was already thinking about how to give this girl her first diamond.
Philip bought me a Diamond Compound bow and I diligently practice that year. My biggest obstacle was passing the hunter safety course which required I pass the shooting portion of the course. I’m not a fan of firearms and really struggled with the class.
Phillip’s military experience meant that I had an expert instructor. We did a little range time to get me ready for the course. I won’t lie, there was crying involved.
I stuck with it and earned my Hunters Safety Course card that has allowed me to get my hunting license.
If you give a girl a diamond… she’ll do her best to get a deer….
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.