Monthly Archives

January 2015

Homestead

Splitting Wood

January 31, 2015

For the second time this week, I’ve found my lovely wife indulging in her new habit. Quite frankly, I’m highly impressed and not ashamed to say that I’m happy to share all the fun of splitting wood that she can handle.

Ephemera

A Fresh Start

January 10, 2015

So…

Our FORMER web hosting company didn’t keep the security patches up to date on our server, and as a result it was hacked – and our site destroyed.

Our NEW hosting company is awesome, and I hope to have a fresh start to the Virginia Homestead online soon.

As I get the site back online, slowly but surely I’ll try to recreate some of the old posts… so stay tuned.

All the best, Rob

Homestead, Hunting

Deer Season Comes to an End

January 5, 2015

20141223-01-0005-00Well, I now understand what all the fuss is about. For many years, a number of my good friends have been obsessed with hunting season. As someone who loves shooting, I thought I might enjoy it, but didn’t realize just how much fun it was! For those of you who didn’t get to see my first deer on Facebook, here she is. Many thanks to my local buddy, Josiah, for helping me not only dress her out but also butcher her. We’ve got tons of fresh venison in the freezer for anyone that wants to come over for dinner.

In a considerably less fun deer experience, I got to deal with a doe a couple days after the season ended. To be clear, I got to drag the large roadkill’d doe into the woods off of the highway in front of our place…