Thursday, January 27, 2011
It was a great hawking experience, even if we, again, brought nothing home to show for the hunting effort. We went to the park uptown, which has a LOT of snow, but with our new snow shoes, we just glided over the hills. The big shoes also work nice to stomp down brush. It is a little hard to work through the brush, and going backwards is really hard, but I floated on top of the snow, and didn't sink. As you can see above (though you can't see the snow shoes) I only have snow up to my ankle area, not up to my thighs. It was pleasant to not work so hard to simply walk. It was also a relatively warm day, for a Minnesota January (in the low 40s) so was a really nice day to be out and about flying the bird. See . . . no coat!
Above I'm showing off the shoes, pretending to about to squash the hawk . . . . but no fear . . . no hawks were squashed . . . just fed from the food in my pocket. Next week Rich and I will go back to Canton and try the tree farm. I know there are bunnies there, and now we should be able to move a lot easier. We are both going into a work weekend . . . so no hawk flying for a couple days.