Today marks the opening of gun season in Michigan. When I was a kid, all you had to do was take in your hunting license and opening day was an excused absence. I was really upset that I missed getting my first license at 14 years old by just five days. Gun season ends on November 30. I had to wait until my freshman year in high school to start deer hunting. Standardized tests? Who cared? We learned about the environment by actually being out in it.
Back when I was growing up we hunted, fished, canoed, swam, and did all the outdoorsy stuff. Sometimes I really miss that. Sera really loves the outdoors and today we had snow flurries. I can't wait to see her rosey cheeks outside in a pile of snow. She is going to have so much fun!