After two months on the sideline, the Airstream is back in action. The overhaul included new tires, new wheels, two new windows, new floor, serious cleaning, replacing many missing pop-rivets, repairing screens, rehanging the door, ripping out all the places where rats and mice could hide, killing several hundred wasps and blocking mouse holes. I even washed the exterior.
Delivered it to Webb Tract on Saturday morning and spent Saturday night on sea trial. It did well.
Here she is as she sat in my driveway on Friday afternoon.
Upon arrival at Webb Tract, I was surprised to find that the corn harvest on our property was complete. After setting up the trailer, Lola and I went after the pheasants.
It wasn’t long before we had our first bird.
After a couple of hours hiking in the thick cover, we jumped quite a few roosters, but couldn’t get another good shot. I missed a rooster that was probably out of range anyway.
Back at camp, we took some time to complete a few chores before heading out to try for geese. There were plenty flying. Before we reached the decoys, a rooster jumped and flew to my right across a large ditch. I couldn’t resist the shot and the bird went down about 100 yards out.
Another bird rattled around in the bushes and soon Lola put it into the air. The second bird headed to my left and I didn’t miss. Unfortunately, the first bird dropped in a unpenetrable patch of cockleburrs. Got lots of scratches, but not the bird.
No luck on geese, not even a close call. Slept well in the Airstream, on a new cot.
The morning sunrise was an indication of the weather to come later in the day.
The morning hunt was once again a hike through thick cover. The birds were hard to find, but I did manage to miss one rooster and jump up a couple other birds out of range.
On the way out, I stopped next to a goose grind and took a few photos.
Lola and I were pretty pooped on the way home.
Lola crashed in the back of the truck on the ride home.