In a prior post I referred to our upcoming Dove Hunt on opening day. I also referred to the field of Sunflowers we plant...or rather the Farmer plants for us....to attract the Doves. Teddy, one of the Club members was down at the farm yesterday and sent me these photos of our Sunflower patch. The field is filling in and growing nicely as one can see. Some of the fine ladies that sometimes stop by may exclaim: "Ooohh how pretty." Indeed it is a very pretty field at this time of year.It is very tranquil and a nice spot to sit for an hour or so.
Remember that just about 5 weeks from now this will be the killing field. Cries of " mark" will be followed by the report of a shotgun and a tasty dove spiraling Earthward. One of our dogs will scamper after the downed quarry and fetch same back to the shooter with a wag and a bark.
In my prior post you may also recall a reference to Ned's daughter...the up and coming Sportswoman. He sent me this picture of her during last years dove hunt. Jane...you can shoot with us anytime.( Puddy-RIP..is also featured in this picture and is the subject of a prior post.)
Lastly, a picture of the Clubhouse on the Farm. The house and farm date back to 1749 and are now under Conservancy ownership. Our Club leases the farm,house,and hunting rights and "the farmer" leases the farming rights. The Clubhouse is well appointed and will be the subject of a future post. The last photo is looking from the Clubhouse down the Farm road toward the fields.
I am excited for Opening day...but have a great trip to the Adirondacks to enjoy first.