Friday, August 23, 2013

Martins

August 23, 2013 - The Martin family invited us over to their home this afternoon…
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After moving some new hay we got out the shotguns and shot some clay targets!
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Bryce loads up
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“Pull”
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There it is…
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…or was.
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Hit!
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Danielle
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Andrew firing side-by-side
(“Side-by-side” doesn’t mean I was firing next to Danielle for those of you who aren’t “up” on their gun vocabulary.  :-) )
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Miss!
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Guys enjoying the shade
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Ladies enjoying the shade
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Mr. Martin
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Noah hands Kate shotgun
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Gun won’t fire
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Noah and Ben check it outIMG_2149
“Looks good to me”
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Noah telling Kate what to do
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Kate looks a bit incredulous
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“Who? Me?”
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Loading powder into a muzzle loader
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Ramming the ball, wad, and powder down the muzzleIMG_2203
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After a delicious supper and during a beautiful sunset the Martins saddled up their horses.
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Looks like Kate forgot somebody
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The pony feels forgotten too
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Noah & Bryce stayed behind and fixed the electric fence
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After the ride, Lydia got up close to the horse, but freaked out when the horse coughed!

I also got some great photos of Bryce’s pony that I hope to edit at a later date, but here’s one:
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Looks maybe... a bit too…angelic?  Might need to tone down the Orton effect.

1 comment:

Marjo B said...

I really enjoyed those pictures! I Will have to show them to the others.
We love the Martins!
The ''Kate and the gun'' episode is funny. As is the picture with Lydia...and personally, I'm not good with gun terminology either! :)
Thanks for sharing these great pictures! I love the one of Bryce's horse. Angelic is good, in my opinion! It seems kind of medieval...a glimpse from tymes of olde! :)