Friday, June 10, 2011

Stalking the Whistle-Pig, Sniper Style!

The groundhogs are no more!  The world is safe for tomatoes once again.  My Bright-and-Shining-Farmer got the last one this evening.

All that time playing Call-of-Duty: Black-Ops on X-box seems to have come in handy after all.  He would come straight home from work the past couple of days and set up his vantage point on the back deck and oh-so-patiently wait for Mr. Groundhog to show himself. 

Afterward, as he was clearing the chamber on his .22 mag, he looked at me and said, "you know, Babe, I could do this all day!"

Apparently, sniping whistle-pigs is the way to go.  Sneaky little buggers!

Now to patch all the holes they dug under my chicken barn...

This post is part of Homestead Barn Hop #16.
Go take a look and see what other homesteading folks are up to this week.


  1. My father used to hunt groundhogs all summer long when there was no other hunting season in. It was the first thing he took me with him to hunt. He loved it. There were several large farms that let him hunt their fields, everybody wins.

  2. I need to do that for the chipmunks that are making holes all over my garden!

  3. LOL, you know, I could see that quickly turning into a scene from Caddyshack! I've heard it said that chipmunks are the most aggravating garden pest there is.

  4. I like the gun!Was it expensive? I have groundhogs,rabbits,squirrels,coons.You name it we have it, and I am the only house with a garden for miles!

  5. I'm not sure what the gun cost. His father gave it to him years ago to hunt squirrels. I don't know why, but I've never seen a squirrel or a coon up here. And we live in the middle of nowhere!