....if you are not fond of seeing people with rifles in their hands...
Well, ok, I guess there are a few pictures that might interest you even if that is the case.
This is part of the Fall display that my mom and I made last week:
Shoot Boss, Alex, (who drives 11 hours from Iowa to get here) arrived a little after midnight and slept in his favorite spot---his car. He stayed down at the range this time so the dogs wouldn't bark so much when he got here, but they still barked. :)
Having the first part of the history lesson in the wind-break of the bales...
Many thanks to Sarena who took most of the 500 pictures we have of the weekend! Also, thank you to Josephine and members of my own family who also took a few photos here and there.
Kyle H. and Jerome B.---neighbors on the firing line... You get to know your neighbor pretty well after shooting next to them for a couple of days.
These pictures are from Sunday now. That morning was SOOO cold and miserable when you had to take your gloves off to shoot. But, everyone stuck with it and just added more coats/blankets as needed, and that's actually when Lauretta and I scored our first Rifleman scores! We shot more Rifleman scores later in the day too...
...you drop into prone position, get your NPOA, be sure to have your elbow placed right, your hands in the right positions, breathing correctly, etc....
During the last course of fire, which is my personal favorite :), you get to start in prone position and shoot 2 times at the first target, 2 at the next, then 3 and 3. There are no mag changes and you have 5 minutes to shoot your 10 shots off. The catch is that the targets are very, very small, but it's fun! Plus, whatever points you make during this stage, you get to double the number to add to your score to see if you made Rifleman!
After supper, we had fun making music together in the shop; singing a hymn acapella; visiting; playing pool; arm wrestling; and then went out and played more volleyball until around 10:30 when it started to sprinkle and everyone decided to call it a day, so to speak.
AND so, anyone who is still reading this far, that is all of the pictures that I think I'll share, as the rest are very much like the ones I've already shared and I don't really think you'd like to look through another 400 pictures now, would you? :)
It was a great weekend! Now we have Winter ahead of us, and then we can think about dates for future Appleseeds on our farm.
On a totally different note:
Tomorrow is my parent's 32nd wedding anniversary. If you'd like, you can visit my mom's blog (A Ray Of Hope) and leave them a note there.