Girls aren't the only ones having fun around here...Russell has been having the time of his life...dove hunting, fishing, sturgeon fishing, and deer hunting. I can't tell you how lucky Russ is to have my father...and how lucky my father is to have him. My dad had all girls, and he is about as manly as you can get...he loves the outdoors, and he is glad to finally have a boy (he has one grandson and five grandaughters) to take hunting and fishing. Grandpa has taught Russell so many things...how to put bait on a hook, how to cast and reel a fish in, how to clean (gut) fish and everything. He can do it all by himself now. He has also taught him how to clean the doves and get the meat. He even got to learn about cleaning out the deer, and grandpa will be showing him how to cut up the deer meat soon.
My dad tells me that whenever they go fishing, Russell makes friends with everyone. I guess that when they go fishing in Montana, he always finds new buddies. There was an older couple camped in a fifth wheel that took a liking to Russ. They sweet woman invited him inside and made him grilled cheese sandwhiches and soup. My dad says that Russell is always offered a soda and treats from everyone, and he has also found some really good dogs to play fetch with when they are fishing. I always hear about Russell making new friends on their fishing trips.
(Please be aware that there are hunting & fishing photos below...if you take offense to that sort of thing, I'm sorry...it is a part of life for us around here. I grew up eating only venison meat and that is how my dad provided for me as a child...and it still gets eaten. I'm not going to leave it out of my blog, because it is a part of my life.).
Luckily for me, my dad takes as many photos as I do :)
gutting the fish all by himself...
joking about his dirty "fish gut" shirt...
this one shocked me...he took a book...and was actually reading on a boys outgoing...IMPRESSIVE!!!