He did it! He did it! I could hardly believe it, but the boy got a deer in his very first hunting season! He was thrilled beyond words. I was so touched by the way family helped him every step of the way. Shane is the one that took him hunting. Nathan's mom and brothers helped him with the processing stuff. Daryl loaned him his bow and arrows. It was so neat to see people helping him reach this goal of his. Thanks to all of you and thanks to Andrea for having us up to dinner, and sending some back home to me with a sweet note when I couldn't make it.
The boy and his deer:
I'll spare you all the other gross pictures of the process. Some of the family that helped:
"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest." Charlotte Mason