Hiding Away

Do you ever have those days when you have so much work to do but just can’t get into it?  Do you have those days when you just need to get out of the house but the a guilty conscience tells you “No, not today!”?  Wouldn’t you like to knock that guilt angel off your shoulder and just go?

I have a spot I love to go and don’t have to leave the farm!

My special spot away from home on the farm!

My special spot away from home on the farm!

That would be woods behind our house where my tree stand is located. I could sit back there for hours with a book and camera and just drink it all in!!! If our world gets much crazier I’ll probably be spending a whole lot more time there too!

This spot is my hunting spot about 500 yards from our house but only a few people know where it is.  I hunt there, I read there, I think there, I watch wildlife there and I take lots of pictures there!

Wildlife ventures through!

Wildlife ventures through!

I have shelter from the weather and I hunt there with my bow, rifle but mostly with my camera.

I have shelter from the weather and I hunt there with my bow, rifle but mostly with my camera.











Most of my reading is done in this little cottage in the woods!  It’s not a cottage really but it is a 5 x 5 building that has windows on three sides, it has a raised seat that sits one person quite comfortably and it has a hanger for my hat, gloves, camera and bow and it has a storm door on the front with a drop down window for shooting. Best of all it’s not up off the ground!!!  Hubby made it for me!!new-deer-stand-for-bow-season-2015-3 new-deer-stand-for-bow-season-2015-4

This past hunting season I was privileged to see raccoons, deer, turkeys, bobcat kitten, chipmunks, wild birds galore, squirrels  and enjoyed the peace of the woods in a rain shower and a light snow fall.  I read four books while waiting for just the right game to come into focus.  It’s my getaway from this crazy world we live in!!!  Hubby doesn’t mind me slipping off to it occasionally because he has his spots too!


The bag of charcoal is in the floor to absorb any human scent so as not to scare off the wildlife.  I have a big  4″ thick swing cushion for the bench so my butt doesn’t get tired or cold.  I take it in after hunting season is over so the mice won’t use it for bedding.  The step is to keep my legs comfortable and not dangling off the edge.  I have a hook latch on the inside to keep the door shut tight.

Do you have a getaway?  Tell us about it!

7 thoughts on “Hiding Away

  1. theranchwifechronicles

    Sounds like your hideaway is just right for you. I think that is fun. Everyone needs a little place to sit and think, read and be at peace. I love that you can enjoy nature and take pictures from there too.


  2. Colin

    “If our world gets much crazier I’ll probably be spending a whole lot more time there too!”
    You sure are right about the above. I think if I lived in the USA at present
    I would be going “BUSH” too.
    That BUSH stuff is Aussie talk/lingo. Means going out into the wilds,
    has nothing to do with the two Bush Presidents – ha ha.
    Frightening electrical storm last evening here……. in my Terrigal
    Paradise……. I’ve never heard as I can best recall such loud claps of
    thunder and the lightning was bloody scary….. unfortunately not scary enough to have my “lovely Water Dragon Lizards”, which you refuse to accept, migrate far away from here – like to the South Pole – ha ha.
    My beautiful colourful azalea shrub is a total wreck. – blooms all over the place.
    Cheers and good shooting if you see a red headed Turnip top anywhere around the farm precincts.
    Your Aussie mate


    1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

      I just don’t get started on politics and the worry I have for our country. This man is a lunatic and so was the other one that ran against him. It’s first time since I’ve been old enough to vote that I did not vote. I did not want to be responsible for putting either of them in charge of our country!!!
      I hope your azalea is not ruined forever.
      Love, Rita


  3. Vickie

    Yes, I do! I sit in a chair right next to my beehives. I can watch those girls working away for hours. When I sit there, my blood pressure drops and my mind calms, so I know it has to be good for me. It’s my therapy! 😉


    1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

      Aren’t they wonderous creatures?? I’m hoping we can find some wild bees in the spring and increase our hives. We lost three hives two or three years ago and only have one left but it produces really well. I’m also trying to get Eddie to purchase a couple queens and a couple batches of new bees for two hives this spring when the apples are blossoming IF the weather doesn’t turn nasty then. Our fruit crops have been bad for two years due to late frost and freezes.

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  4. Barbara Malone

    No, I don’t, but I sure like yours. I actually had the privilege of seeing it in person when we visited you on the farm. Would love to have a similar one nearby!! I don’t hunt and don’t have much time for reading — but I think it would be the perfect place to crochet 🙂 And leave the cell phone in the car…



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