Preparing for Winter


| 9/8/2015 3:26:00 PM


Mosquito Mountain Montana HomesteadFall is my favorite time of the year. I love the cool nights and the bright colors as the days grow shorter. I like feeling the heat from the wood stove as it radiates throughout the cabin. I like listening for the tea-kettle's whistle as it heats up on the stove's surface and I enjoy cooking breakfast utilizing a renewable resource.

A little artwork by Jack Frost.

A little artwork by Jack Frost.

Fall is our final chance to prepare for the long winter months. In the next couple of months we will hunt and preserve most of our meat for the coming year, fill the woodshed, and prepare the garden and equipment for their winter rest (and spring revival!).

My wife and I enjoy hunting and always look forward to hunting season. Our big game bow hunting season begins in early September and ends in mid-October. While I enjoy bow hunting I'm not wildly successful at it so I usually have tags remaining for the gun season that starts in late October and ends the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day.



I enjoy shooting about anything that throws a projectile so during the summer I've spent time shooting my bow, crossbow, traditional and inline muzzle-loaders, and my centerfire and rimfire rifles. That way there's no rush to ensure that my firearms are sighted in because I haven't shot them since the last hunting season. They've been in use all year.





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