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Monday, June 4, 2018

Learning Something New


Archery that is . Papa has a few friends that he plays with in on line games and works with one of them to , They have been doing archery for many  years and most weekends they go in for tournament's and they roll play in Medieval times and do sward fighting . They belong to a large archery club. They also enjoy fencing but this weekend we had them here and they taught us all about Archery and Papa and I had a great time learning and we did  it all in our back yard .

JUNE 2018 (7 of 63)Learning a few things before Papa starts , Now he did do some archery wayy back when he was younger but not like this .

The equipment that these people use are a combination of old school and  a bit newer material . This person seen here with Papa also teaches archery and has lots of interesting equipment and also makes his own .

JUNE 2018 (3 of 63)He has several bows all different lengths and weight's and hundreds of different arrows that are different lengths and weights .

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JUNE 2018 (23 of 63)                                                 I had a lot of fun taking photos of Papa learning Archery .

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Now this person also was using the crossbow it is an older make where the new ones are all fiberglass this one is wood and metal looks heavy but it wasn't.

JUNE 2018 (33 of 63)I have never used one before and as I have handles guns and fired them in the past and hunted when I was younger on the farm I decided to give it a go .

JUNE 2018 (58 of 63)                                                                              Papa took photos  this time .

JUNE 2018 (59 of 63)I am not as steady as I used to be and like my camera this doesn't have Vibration Reduction so kneeling on one knee and using that as a steadier like a tripod seemed to work and be comfortable rather than standing for me .

JUNE 2018 (63 of 63)Ok well Papa and all you friends you have just created a new hobby for me , I like it and the day was fun we all had a good time . By the end of the day they were all talking about making a custom crossbow for me  I'm in !

Miggs was very good during all this and it is nice to know they are all very safety conscious and aware of their surrounding's , Miggs laid under the table we had set up whilst we were shooting and when it went time to go retrieve our arrows then she would come with us as if to give a helping paw lol !

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It was a fun day and both Papa and I enjoyed it and seems like we may have found a new hobby , The day ended with a BBQ  lots of laughs and stories and a bit more archery before sundown . Thanks guys for a great afternoon  we will defiantly  have to do it again .

                                                                                   Until next time

                                                                                        Country Gal

5 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I don't get the point of archery.
(He said trying to be funny or punny.)

Linda Kay said...

Such a fun hobby. My grandson is now in "skeet" and "clay" shooting in 4-H and loves it.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That is great you both got to try something new. Will you be doing it again?

William Kendall said...

I've never tried that!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Archery is something I've never tried as well and afraid I would hit anything but the target. Hope you will be enjoying more fun with this possible new interest.