naft rendezvous ~

Dear Hubby finally found his "happy".  On Thursday we drove down to Portage and picked up his truck.  It's all shiney and new again :) You can't even tell he smucked a deer with it at 72 miles per hour.  He was very pleased with the repairs ~ all new parts and it looks and drives just like it came off the assembly line.

Then yesterday we drove down to Marshfield to the 46th North American Fur Takers Rendezvous ... that REALLY put a smile on my trapper man's face.

He was in his element here:

There were four or five large buildings filled to the rafters with wheelers and dealers of the fur trapping industry...

... and outside vendors too.  They weren't all selling traps and lures.  There was also a lot of stuff for anyone to see.  Bird houses and feeders, rugs, jellies and jams, fur hats, jewelry, prints, blankets, baskets, homemade breads, cookies, ice cream, flowers, wood carvings.  Lots to see :)

Is there a new pink camo deer rifle in my future?

Yeppers ~ following Dear Hubby around was like watching a little kid in a candy store!

He was on a mission ... making a list for this falls purchases and negotiating with the vendors on some traps this trip around.

I want this one to hang on my wall ~ maybe it'll scare off those rascally raccoons.
They even had armadillos there Sara! (that's an inside joke)

A full mount:
Or in basket form!  
It was interesting walking around and seeing what was out there.

I hope I win.

 ~ a make your own fur hat workshop ...

I love the Amish baskets and rugs. I did buy a rug.

So if you ever hear of a trappers rendezvous and think it's just about trapping ... it's not ... go check them out.  They really are an interesting place to visit.

... sorry about the photo overload ...

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Wow it would be hard to decide what to spend your money on unless of course you have unlimited funds. lol Hope you win that jeep thingy.

  2. A BIG event by the look of it. So did you make your own for hat? Ha! What a lot to take in!

  3. Awesome pics mom and I can't believe you found armadillos, I looked all over Texas for one and didn't find any until we got back up to Missouri. I love the wood carvings of the fish, very cool! Looks like you and dad had a fun day, wish I could have gone with ya! Love ya and we will see ya in a week!

  4. WOW that looks interesting, indeed.

  5. What an awesome blog. (got that word from my grand kids). Loved the pictures but most of all glad Slim is happy with the truck. You got something like that, you ain't wanting it messed up that early in its life.
    Slim is the only REAL trapper I ever met. I trapped a few rabbits in my time and thought I was a trapper. HA!

    Slim is the man and he is lucky to have you by his side. Thanks for showing something I did not know existed, the Trappers show.
    (Nah you ain't wanting a pink rifle!) ((HUGS))

  6. I noticed Sara knows the word Awesome also. She is a young filly though, they know that stuff!(smile)

  7. I enjoyed the photos. It looked like a lot of fun! Wish we had one around here.

  8. Well look at you two road tripping and missing my place ~ oops, wrong direction! I'm sure Slim was in his 'element' and with his bride by his side.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  9. Wow, big show, a really, really big shoeeeeeew! I agree with Sara. Awesome fish what color is the rug? Glad you got the truck back and I hear you filled it with Strawberries.

  10. glad he got his truck back.

    marshfield - my home area. :)