Monthly archives "May 2011"


My leathers are a part of my uniform in competition. We are all required to wear them along with safety glasses and hearing protection. Some competitors buy fancy schmancy shooting bags. Not me. No. I use just a run of the mill, old grey gym bag. Its only gonna get full of black powder and […]

Its like Christmas!!!

It’s that time again. I’m packing us up for the Nationals. Time to dig out the uniforms. For some reason, they never wind up together…or for that matter, they never wind up together themselves. I’ll find the pants in one closet, the shirts in another and the jackets in with the soft rifle cases. Like […]

Halfway between Georgia & Maine

I’ve  lived “on” the Appalachian Trail for quite some time now. I drive past a couple of hiking entrances daily and find myself jealous of the backpackers I see throughout the Spring and Summer months. Growing up on Long Island, the most hiking I did was from the hot parking lot to the hot sand […]

I got me a woodcock!

When most people find out I was born and raised on Long Island and I’m really into hunting, they look at me cross-eyed.  “But, you’re from New York.” is a usual response to which I reply, “yeah, so?” They usually follow up with “But, you’re a woman!” Then I just walk away, shaking my head, mumbling obscenities […]

Marshmallows Part II

In continuation of my gooey quest to make homemade marshmallows… If you are going to attempt to make them, this is pretty much the consistency the marshmallow goo is going to be before it sets up. After I poured the goo into the pan, I need to add more powdered sugar/cornstarch to the top before […]

Countdown to Nationals

The Nationals are twice a year, every May & October. Our trip has been getting shorter over the years…we used to go down to Virginia 4 days in advance, to take in the sites, visit Civil War battlefields, go spelunking, etc. This National we’re probably only going to make it in on Friday evening. Which makes […]