When I was teaching and didn’t know the answer to a question, my students would say: “Why don’t you know? You’re the teacher!” That’s when I would explain that teachers don’t know everything about their subject, but what they do know is how to help you find the answer to your question. And then I would point out that everyone should be lifetime learners, not just classroom learners. Sometimes they would ask if I was still learning, and I would tell them that of course I was, and I hoped to never stop!
So, today, on our first day of deer hunting in the woods of southern Indiana, I learned a few things. . .
- You should not attempt to predict the weather even if you have checked it on weather.com and think you know what it will be like. It was actually much chillier today than the 75 degrees predicted.
- When you are packing for a trip up north, go ahead and include that jacket you don’t think you will need, no matter what time of the year it may be.
- In Indiana, it gets really cool when it rains.
- Turkey ticks are much smaller than seed ticks and breed in the gazillions.
- I should never get into my deer stand four hours before the deer usually come out.
- Sisters who have a hot bath and dinner waiting when you return from a cold, damp day in the woods ROCK!