THE SIMPLE LIFE ON OUR OZARKS QUAIL FARM

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MISSOURI OZARKS, United States
After I retired I wanted to stay busy on our farm. My almost 30 year career was in the hunting & fishing industry, so raising the birds I had hunted for years was a natural for me. Being married to my best friend, wife & help mate is all I could ask for. My wife of 34 years and I love living on our farm and doing the chores it takes to maintain it. We are living a wonderful slow life in our retirement. Our grand daughter is such joy. Having a big garden to feed us, raising bees for honey, loving our pets and no debt. I feel blessed to have enjoyed this country living and sustaining our family through growing our food and simple ways my whole life. I am happy to see others across this great country deciding to live instead of just collecting more. A less-stress farm life is making us very happy. *******************************************************

Monday, October 3, 2011

Deliveries Going Strong

As the cooler weather and calender hits October the bird hunters start getting that itch.  We delivered hundreds of quail Saturday and had pickups all weekend. It's good to start receiving money instead of it all going out. I am thinking about buying a pickup with a camper shell for deliveries.  My van works fine and is easier to get in and out of with my bum leg, but the birds really stink up the van on longer delivery trips and Miss Deb is not fond of that.  Delivered a few hundred to Hay Hook Hunt Club in Norwood. Robert and his wife are really good folks offering very fair priced hunts. I really like it when couples do this together as Debbie and I do. As we get older we enjoy doing a lot more together than when we were young and career oriented. I am starting to enjoy being retired and not busy all the time. With our son and his family buying a farm a few miles west of us we get to see them and our grand daughter more. That is so good. I lost my mother last week. She was a wonderful mother to my sis and me. Alziemers finally took her.  I remember my father and I hunting most weekends many years ago and mom fixing our quail for our hillbilly family dinner. I miss her so. I  believe we will be together again one day.

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