Sunday, March 18, 2012

hit the target from 40 yards!

Not the bulls eye mind you, but I hit that round target from the 40 yard line. Not bad for a first time out with a longbow in the afternoon sun. I missed many more times than that, but I learned to string, tighten, adjust, aim, shoot, and work with arrows today. Two hours of target practice here in Washington County. T'mas the Marshal, was a great teacher and so was Eric (host and other archery Marshal). Made some new friends, and Gibson got to help "find" arrows after we were done shooting. A nice day in the sun.

19 Comments:

Blogger Helois said...

oh that sounds so fun!!! Wish I could have been doing that instead of sitting inside at my desk, but all in good time, my fun day is tomorrow when Hubs and I are going to pick up our new chickens, geese and turkeys.
ps I love your quiver!!!!

March 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congratulations with your first hit, many will be following!

March 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger aHunkaHunkaBurningLove said...

Ya Know most of the hunters that use self bows wont take a shot, at game, over 20 yards.

March 18, 2012 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Jeff_in_Pawlet said...

Sounds like fun. I've been a traditional archer since I was old enough to draw. I highly recommend Brian at allwoodarrows.com when you shop for more. Check out my quiver; you can't go wrong buying from a guy named Boggs in PA!

March 18, 2012 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Barb Davis-Pyles said...

Jenna, I've been following your blog for some time now, and I'm often amazed by those little "synchronicities" that occur. I just returned from a weekend at my son's first archery state tournament, and what are you posting about? Archery... go figure! Keep on rockin'!

March 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM  
OpenID T. Crockett said...

I was watching Game of Thrones the other night and there was a 10 year old boy taking archery lessons from the castle knights. I thought of you - especially as his sister embarrassed him by shooting better than he did.

Congratulations!

March 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Christee said...

That quiver is beautiful! Good job on the hit!

March 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger homesprout said...

Some one's been reading the Hunger Games... :)

March 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I haven't read them yet!

my archery revival is entirely based on SM Stirling!

I did buy it on audiobook though, come spring time work I'll plow through those stories.

right now, total outlander high, on book 2 starting tomorrow.

March 18, 2012 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Jenny Glen said...

FYI - Gibson's daddy just won a day of the Heppner, OR St. Patrick's day trial today (sunday). Yesterday it was won by Patrick's Andi - Gibson's half sister.

March 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Congrats on a great archery day.

Did the wizard pony cooperate today?

March 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Owl said...

you just gave me a great idea for my mans aniversary gift!!! he's also an archer in learning so im going to get him a nice quiver :)

March 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

As me and my husband would say (as we do after we acquire some random new skill) "Well at least we'll be ready for the Change."

Everytime I re-read Dies the Fire I want to go out a find a SCA group, except the same book makes me a little worried about who they might be letting into the fold. ;)

March 19, 2012 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Thou hast inspired me. :) I just joined my local SCA, and I'm so excited to go to a Shire meeting! :D Their latest activity is mounted archery, and I am plumb tickled at the idea! I ride, and I do archery, but I've never combined the two. This could be interesting!

Love the quiver you scored. Awesome!

March 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I spent most of my junior year in college (when I wasn't studying) blowing off steam at an indoor range with an antique orange wood bow and a fistful of wooden arrows. The compound hunters all looked at me a little strange, with my "stick with a string on it." But toward the end of the year I was getting downright decent at 20 yard (max indoor length.)
The bow developed stress fractures, and my workload increased, so I stopped shooting. Now that I've got 2 years of heavy list under my belt, I'm going to try and find a new bow and start shooting again.

March 19, 2012 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger TransFarmer said...

that's a beautiful quiver. I miss archery. did it all the time in high school.

March 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
OpenID ruralaspirations said...

Catching up after begin away for a bit. Just had to say how proud I am of you Jenna. What a great life you are creating for yourself! I think it's so important for people to take care of themselves mentally. Your SCA activities and (my personal favourite) your horses are food for your soul.

March 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Worm said...

I'm hoping to make a quiver with the deer hide from the deer I harvested last fall. Your archery posts have inspired me to get out there and shoot more! Thanks!

March 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Hi Jenna, I've been following your blog for a while now. I think it's awesome that you've gotten involved with the SCA! I've been in the SCA for about 8 years now and I love it! I've met so many people and have learned so many things! :) I'm located down south in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, my local group is The Barony of Axemoor (New Orleans).
Love your posts!

March 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

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