Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Outdoor Adventures

One of the challenges of road life is finding opportunities for our boys to get physical exercise and real 'work and sweat' things to do. This week here in South Carolina they have been elated by several opportunities. Besides getting to work with a local stone mason -- laying footings for a new home -- they also had the adventure of hunting for wild boar!

We discovered the unique challenge of wild boar hunting is bringing the game home alive. This involves lots of action and adventure as the pig routed out by a pack of dogs and has to be grabbed, tackled, and tied before carting it back to the truck.

Nathanael watches the two full-grown sows being released into the cage.

Going over the frenzied details of the 'catch'.

Boar hunting also includes several miles of intense hiking through fields, brambles and streams. So yesterday our guys returned triumphant -- as well as tired and dirty! [smile]


~Tori~ said...

Sounds like they're having fun! :)

miss--me said...

Sounds like loads of fun! For boys anyway! :) I can't say that I would particularly enjoy it but it sure looks like they did!

Sara Nicole said...

Oh, wow! That would have been something my brothers would have absolutely loved!

Stephanie said...

Boar hunting... not sure its a thing I would like to do but something guys would like to do. They never do grow out of the loving dirt stage. :)

Anonymous said...

When a boar walked into the yard Dad and my uncle decided to shoot it and see what it tasted like:)Guess we didn't do it the official way :) Wasn't to bad but not overly great either.

Margaret Neufeld said...

Well, I'm glad THEY enjoyed it. I like the hiking part, but not so sure about the boar hunting one.

Greetings from Lighthouse Gospel.

The Ulmer Family said...

Whoa-- what an adventure! Certainly not for the faint of heart!!
Thanks for the updates, Rachel--we're enjoying them!!
We're praying for ya'll!

Anonymous said...

Though we'd love to be out in the country, God has placed us in the outskirts of a city, and my brothers also have to be creative in finding ways to get dirty. :)I can't imagine how hard it would be if we were on the road all the time. ...So congratulations on finding some profitable exercise! Looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel!
Did you all get to taste the meat?
It's sounds like it would be a lot of fun!!

Nicole said...


Kate B said...

Looks like fun! And what is the ladies' answer to the need for "physical exercise and real 'work and sweat' things to do"?

Rachel said...

Kate B --

Tennis!!! :D