Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tampa bound, Jerky and The Pond

~~My daughter flew home to Tampa today~~


She’s my treasure.

She’s my best friend.

She tells me the truth.

She’s brilliant.

She’s beautiful.

Our visit was wonderful, just too short. Mom and Dad loved having

her around. She made us laugh and filled our tummies with some

delicious home cookin’.           (did I mention that she’s fabulous cook?)   Picture7


 See previous post

  for her smiling face.






~~Venison Jerky~~

(can I get a ewwwwwwww?)

Deer hunting is a big part of my family’s life. (sorry if this is offensive to you)

The men hunt, the women cook from recipes handed down thru the ages.

Really? (ages?) 

*smothered venison steak, venison chili, venison burgers, roast venison, etc.*

One recipe is TOP SECRET, shared with a select few.

Supposedly, it’s the best venison jerky recipe the world has ever known.

(oh brother)

Dad and Danielle decided to stink up the place by concocting a batch.



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They were quite proud of their masterpiece!

yes, she did approve these pics…



Pond Fishing

Another family favorite is fishing. 100_0685

(We ARE a very exciting family!)

My cousin’s family has beautiful property surrounding a huge ‘pond’ stocked with fish.

We love spending time there watching for deer and eagles, fishing for bass and crappie.





Although the fish weren’t biting that day it was still great to be there. 

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                            The dock                                                     Mom and Dad strolling


                      NOT the big catch of the day

Dani caught a nice bass but it flopped off the boat before I could get a picture!

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                    Afternoon cruise                                                      Captain Sammy


                          Eagle’s Nest                                  Crappie usually bite under the dock

           We love this place and are so grateful for the tranquility it offers.

                                              (Not to mention the yummy fish!)

Blessings Y’all,



Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I love a big mess of Crappie and fryed potatoes:))

Happytrails said...

I don't have a daughter, only one son, so I don't know what it would be like to have a daughter but I was a daughter and I know the wonderful relationsip my mom and I shared. She was my best friends and I miss her everyday of my life!! You guys look like you have a very special relationship. Enjoy and cherish every memory!!

Your dad looks like he is doing really great!
What a beautiful lake!! I know you all really enjoy the peace and fun it provides. God is good.

Take care!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Judy and Emma said...

I can agree with the peacefulness of fishing, but venison and Jerky? Yuck! :)

Wayne and Maureen said...

We have one of our lovely daughters visiting and can relate to having them home.

Dennis and Donna said...

Our son and my brother deer hunt every season...They have deer summer sausage made out of theirs, along with venison steaks and roasts..AND..I remember eating crappie caught in the lakes of Wisconsin as a girl...One of my favorites..Dad caught it and Mom cooked it!!!

Kathy and Robert said...

Have I told you, my faithful commenters, that I live to hear your daily voices?
Much appreciation!
Blessings to each of you! K

Nikki said...

Well, I can't say that I approve of your family's pastimes (like you need my approval, right? XD), but I certainly approve of mother-daughter togetherness. Yay and hooray for family bonding time!