This column was written early in my Wisconsin life. Some of my views about hunting have changed over the years.
Once a hunter jumped out of his truck, grabbed his gun, and sited on Bob who was walking to machinery in the field with fuel oil. It was obvious Bob wasn’t a deer but the hunter continued to point his gun toward him. So you can see why I’m not happy with all hunters.
There’s a good group of hunters who come out to Sunnybook Farm. I haven’t heard yet if they were successful this year. There were plenty of signs of deer here and a lot of crop damage, too, a good reason to trim the herd.
At the end of the season, the end of 2020, we’re making plans for family members to take a chance, too, like last year when Bob watched David and Eli walk up the lane and back to the house in the snow.
This 2017 video starts with a library in Anchorage Alaska where you can really check out bones, mounted animals, and other preserved bits and pieces from wildlife.
I can see a teacher checking out native animals to display for his/her students, bringing nature into the classroom.
I can also see writers checking out the same conserved beasts and setting one up in his/her office as inspiration.
In this short video, you’ll see a snowy owl. I imagine that J K Rowling could have had that sitting in her office as she wrote about Hedwig.
I know libraries are more than books. Years ago, I checked out artwork to put on my walls before I filled my walls with my paintings and family photos. I have been in a library that offers patrons large cooking pots and tools for canning. They also had games and jigsaw puzzles to check out, too.
If I lived close to that Anchorage, Alaska library, I know I would be checking out interesting animal artifacts. If not for inspiration, I’d love having them around just to look and wonder at.