Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Okay, I'm not much of a computer person and I try to be on the computer as little as possible, but I'm going to give this blogging thing a try, so bear with me as I figure it all out!
Just to let you know what's going on with us, our life right now is the gin and not much else. We started our night crew, so we are literaly 24/7 now! We've ginned a little over 5000 bales and are running as well at the beginning of this season as we did the end of last season!
Also to add to our busyness, deer season opens this weekend. The taxidermy has opened some neat doors for us and let us experience some really cool things. We've already gotten lots of exotics and the kills from bow and youth season, so I have to admit I'm a little overwhelmed to think that it's going to step up a notch come this weekend! At the bottom of the page is my bobcat from the state competition. It was my first year to enter so I was in the amateur division, but I brought home a blue ribbon and was voted People's Choice Award!
As for baby news, I am at 30 1/2 weeks and gaining weight like crazy! Al says he's ready for me to have the baby because he's gaining right along with me! For those of you who don't already know, it's going to be Taegan Allen Crisp (aka- Tac). All is well and he is an extremely active baby-- we may be in trouble!!

Our new wild moving billboard! We wanted something that would get attention, and I think it definately serves it's purpose!!

Tac's room-nearly done!

So let me tell ya'll of my crazy experience last night-- I took the dogs out walking when I got home. We went out behind the house, made it to the burr pile and then out in the field. When we got out there, I saw a coyote in the distance run off. I thought he was gone, so the dogs continued to run and play. Then I looked up and saw the coyote watching us. He started toward the dogs and I got scared. I was running toward him yelling and waving my arms. He kept coming and would circle from one side to the other trying to get us cornered. The dogs never saw him, which was a complete God thing, because if they had've the fight would've been on, and I don't think Team Crisp would've been the winner. I was screaming and getting scared when I had a revelation-- I had my phone in my pocket. I called Al, and in the time he was able to get a gun, get in the car, drive down there, and get in the field, the coyote continued to follow us. Al shot him (my hero!) and we're all fine. In all of Al's hunting coyotes, we have never seen one this aggressive. I could just see the coyote sitting there thinking, "Okay, I'll start off with those silly dogs, and then I'll have the fat one for dessert."
Abner the Antelope- This was my first antelope, which I got the beginning of October. It was a neat spot and stalk hunt. As we were sneaking up a hill, Al whispered, "You're gonna have to belly crawl up the hill and take your shot from the top." Belly crawl? yeah, right.

Baby's 1st dove!

Our homegroup from church gave us a wonderful baby shower. Thank you Erin and Beth and all our LifeHouse family!! I think I've outgrown the cake!