Clay Pigeons

This week is being spent in Maine with my family.  We are staying in this amazing house for the week which is on 85 acres with views and access to Sheepscott River!  It is fantastic and the coolest antique home I have ever been in.  We are all here except for my older brother, Ian, who is missed terribly on this trip.  (Ian, this post is especially for you since I know you will be laughing at the pictures!)  I am enjoying taking the week off from work, but I had some fun with clay pigeons on Sunday, the day Andrew and I arrived.

When you have 85 acres to yourself, you can do a lot.  Boys will be boys, so they grabbed their guns and headed for the hill.  Dad set up the target thrower that launched the clay pigeons.  Mom and I stood on a rock behind them snapping pictures.  I was very impressed that they could hit a moving target like that so well.  I think I only saw Dad and Austin miss one pigeon.  Andrew did really well too once he got warmed up.  That was when I decided it was “my turn”!

Apparently I stand too “girly”, as I can now see from the pictures.  (Ian, are you laughing at me?)  I am a girl after all, and I DID hit my clay pigeon after a few shots!  Mom and I both hit the flying target!  We were so proud of ourselves and the boys were too!  It was a fun afternoon.  Mom and I did stop after hitting our clay pigeons…the 12 gage  has quite a kick!

I hit the clay pigeon!

After shooting, Mom and I went to go sit on the porch for a while and watched the humming birds come and go.  Once the men were done shooting, we went kayaking in the river and went for a dip!

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  • Soooooo much fun!!! I am so impressed with you and your mom…girly sharpshooters. Who knew?ReplyCancel

  • Soooooo much fun!!! I am so impressed with you and your mom…girly sharpshooters. Who knew?ReplyCancel

  • Julie vogan

    That looks like fun! I love your shooting outfit Arryn! 🙂 We used to watch our dad and uncles shoot at a country cabin home the families owned down in Springville years ago! It was called “the Farm”. Wonderful place w acres of wooded land. Our kids would have loved it but we had to sell it, as it kept getting broken into! Just far enough away to be tricky to care for.ReplyCancel

  • Julie vogan

    That looks like fun! I love your shooting outfit Arryn! 🙂 We used to watch our dad and uncles shoot at a country cabin home the families owned down in Springville years ago! It was called “the Farm”. Wonderful place w acres of wooded land. Our kids would have loved it but we had to sell it, as it kept getting broken into! Just far enough away to be tricky to care for.ReplyCancel

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