Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Farewell to my niece Rachael

My niece Rachael ( my sister Cindy's daughter) died in a automobile crash with a 800 lb. moose just outside Malad, Idaho on October 17. She was coming to the Ogden area with her cousin Lisa to do some shopping and errands. The girls were attending BYU-Idaho. At 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon a moose wandered out into the freeway and crossed 4 lanes of traffic. Rachael and Lisa had their vision blocked by a Suburban and ran right into the moose, killing it and Rachael. Lisa just escaped with a few cuts, scapes and bruises. So my brother Gary and I flew out to Minnesota (where both girls were from) to attend the funeral and spend a few days with our sister and brother-in-law. What a tragic thing! Thank goodness for the gospel. Only God knows why such things happen.

It's Harvest Time!

We got a great yield on our apples this year.
We think that we will need a bigger ladder next year!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Successful Elk Hunt!

Scott purchased a special elk tag for an area by Monte Cristo. With it being only an hour away; he went several mornings before work. He has never seen anything like this in his life! Bulls everywhere! Bugling everywhere. Grunting everywhere! Erik and Austin were able to go with him several times and really enjoyed it too. But the campaign needed attention; so Scott finally settled on this bad boy! A nice 6 by 7. Not the biggest he had seen however; but I guess there is always next year.

Scott's brother Glen told us of a guy that will come right to your house (garage) and cut up your meat right on the spot. What a slick deal!