Jim n Ann Parman
SHOOTIN', HUNTIN', AND RELOADIN'
WITH THE OL' MISSOURI HILLBILLY
Let me introduce myself and my wife Ann. (Better known as the "Little Heifer")
Hereís the little lady with a nice black bear she collected here on our little Ranch in 1991.
Since 1985, Ann and I have lived in the hills a few miles outside Spokane, Washington, on a little piece 'a timber land we call the 2 Lazy 2 P Ranch. I'm a transplanted Missouri Hillbilly, with stops in Omaha and Denver, on the way to Spokane. Guns and Huntin' have been a big part of my life since I was just a "pup" growin' up in the Northwest corner of the "Show Me State."
Here's our Washington family. Rick, Christi, and Jennifer live in the valley about three miles from the Ranch.
Me, Ann, Jennifer, Christi, and Rick at Texas Roadhouse on Rick's 48th Birthday
Jennifer and Dad preparing to sight in her .22 Henry Lever Action
One of the best things about where we now live: We have many alternatives on our acreage where we can SAFELY shoot firearms for hunting, target shooting, pest control, and just plain plinkin'! Not since I left home as a kid, have I been able to walk out of the house, take two steps, and be huntin'! I have a shootin' range set up just outside my shop door for 100 yard bench rest work, although it is sometimes necessary to chase the deer or turkeys off the range so we can use it!
We also have lots of critters on the place from time to time. We have seen and taken pictures of deer, elk, moose, bear, turkeys, coyotes, and various neighborhood dogs, cats, and horses over the years.
Here's a moose cow with calves that visited August 23, 2010
We've been retired for nearly ten years now. Yes, it's still WONDERFUL!!! What a great feeling to know that we donít have to dance to the tunes played by someone else. Instead we just make our own music! If Iím completely honest though, I do have to admit that I still do some fancy steppiní when the Little Heifer tunes up her fiddle. As an example, when we both became eligible to begin drawing our Social Security, I allowed, as to how this little bit of extra funds could finance 'bout 4 new rifles and scopes each year. But, Little Heifer fiddles a different tune! (How about ONE new rifle, Darlin'? per year, of course)
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