Loading The Truck – Time To Head To Mississippi
February 27, 2013
I know, I don’t have to spell it out, but it’s always fun to mentally repeat the old mnemonic. Try it with me, “M-I-Crooked letter crooked letter-I-Crooked letter crooked letter-I-humpback humpback-I!”
Isn’t that better than just writing, “MS?”
Anyway, I’m trying to jam through a bunch of work stuff today so I can head my rig east and north tomorrow… heading for the land of the magnolia and tupelo honey. There’s the Old Muddy, and the Delta, and riverboats… the home of the blues, and of Elvis.
I’ve been following the goings on over at Rex’s Deer Camp Blog, and it looks like they’re really starting to get heavy with swine up that way. In fact, if they don’t do something soon, those pigs are gonna push ol’ Thunderhoof clean out of the state! It’s no wonder Rex called, just begging for my help. He was trying to get some world famous hog hunter, but I’m afaid he’ll have to make do with just me.
Of course, from what I’ve seen most of the hogs in Mississippi aren’t much bigger than piglets. With that in mind, I’m not going to bring the heavy artillery… just the 105mm howitzer, a handful of grenades, and my Red Ryder (for the really tough ones). I guess I’ll also bring the .44 magnum, hand cannon, with these new Winchester RazorBack XT loads. I haven’t read the box yet, but I’m guessing these things will seek out the hogs and lay the smack down on them. I won’t even need to aim!
I probably won’t be posting for the rest of this week, but I hope to take some pictures (I may need a macro lens for those little pigs), and maybe even some video (if I remember to get the camera out of the truck this time). Something tells me that, one way or another, there should be a story or two coming out of this trip.