Last chance for cider and donuts was yesterday (at least for us) so we took three of the grandsons to the Trabbic Farms Pumpkin Patch. They are closing down for the season today, and what a day it is! Started raining in the middle of the night and it hasn’t let up since. We sure couldn’t have went out today.
We bought a gallon of cider and a dozen donuts then sat around a fire pit and ate our pumpkin spiced donuts and sweet apple cider. The kids enjoyed the straw bale maze, the animals, the rides, and the thousands of pumpkins on display. As usual there was a strong west wind that had the “old people” huddled around the fire pit, but it didn’t seem to faze the “young ones!”
It’s hard to believe that October is gone and the winds of November are “calling!” My plan was to have my deer in the freezer by now, so I could relax during the “cold” part of deer season. I’m going up this weekend, but the forecast is for more rain and cold temperatures. I was up last week for 6 days and it rained every day.
So far the reports of deer taken have been few and far between. Weather can play a crucial factor in the hunting season, and so far October has been a bust! The deer here in the southern part of the state are in the “rut.” I’ve seen a couple nice bucks looking for doe’s with one running through Carleton City limits. Bucks up north are a little behind schedule. I have not seen the sign like I did last year, and so far most bucks on my trail cam are 1-1/2 year olds. There is a three (3) point restriction in my hunting area, and it’s looking like I may have to take a doe to put any venison in the cooler. My grandson Kyle is going with me this weekend, and my focus will be on getting him his first deer!