July 12, 2009

A Day With Nature

This morning around 8am, Joe, Wes, Mia, and I left to go on a half-day fishing trip. My parents kept Summer and Camryn overnight so that we wouldn't have to wake them up really early. We went out to the land my family owns in Trimble County, about 40 minutes away. My family refers to it as "Grandaddy's Woods", because 30 or so years ago, my mom's dad bought the land and lived out there in a house he had built for a long time. The main part of our property is located on the Little Kentucky River. It stays shallow enough to wade in, in most parts, so we wore water shoes and walked through the water.

At first Mia and I hadn't planned on fishing, but Joe and Wes had brought extra poles so we ended up catching quite a few ourselves. I was raised by someone who would fish all day every day if he could (in fact, he is taking his boat to the lake to fish tonight at 3:30am!), so it wasn't anything new to me, but Mia had never caught a fish in her life, so it was really neat to see her catch on and enjoy it. She was evening taking them off the hooks herself.

While we were moving up the river, we flipped over rocks, looking for whatever we could find. Mia spotted a huge red-eared slider (turtle) in the water, and later on Joe found a tiny one. We found countless frogs, and quite a few snakes. Mostly were garter snakes, which are pretty common and safe to handle, but we also saw a lot of water mocassins. And cows. There was a huge group of cows standing by the water. Have you ever been stared at by 30 cows that are 20 feet away? It's surprisingly scary.

We had a really good time, and are already looking forward to the next time we go out there. We took pictures of our trip, here are some highlights:
















14 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh no...I'm telling you that snake would have scared me off first thing and my day would have been over!

Holly said...

You almost be on Animal Planet. :)

Kristine said...

Great pictures! And great catch too. Looks like fun.

Ms.Emily said...

ewwwww snakes

we have a lake cottage and were going to go this weekend but the weather predicted rain. now were sitting here and its sunny as of now...sigh

next weekend I guess

clauren said...

Loving the look of this place. That looks like fun! Check Chic Chat out let me know, hope your interested. Cass

Susie said...

Great pics. I don't think I would have been to close to the snakes though.

mummyof5monsters said...

love the tiny fish:) Thats all I ever catch!!

JC said...

I absolutely love the pics! Girl, you are really talented!!! Your girls are so precious too! I love to fish, but I don't know about walking in water with water mocassins. Yikes!!!

Tiffany said...

Those were the tiniest fish! ;)

Stephycce said...

Looks like you guys had fun!
Stephy

Bridgett said...

I could do this very same thing [minus the cows] in the creek around my parent's house.

I don't like picking up crawdads though. LOL

XOXO

Julie said...

Looks like ya'll had lots of fun! The pics look great!

Bernadette said...

You're fly fishing?! LOL, girls who can fly fish kick ass!

LOL, I'm scared of cows too, not like they ever do anything but they're scary!

Looks like a really good time :)

Terri said...

Looks like tons of fun!

Love the pics

Hugs
Terri

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