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Girl Hunter Weekend

by Deliciously Organic on January 30, 2012

 Me, She Wears Many Hats, Ivory Hut, Cookin Canuck, Wenderly, Bakerella, GeorgiaTidy MomElana’s Pantry, Family Fresh Cooking, and Recipe Girl

Last year provided opportunities for many trips and new experiences. I started the year snowmobiling up Whistler mountain (totally out of my element), spent a week in Colorado with the kids on horseback, and ended the year in the hills of Texas for a Girl Hunter weekend.

My friends were a little confused when I told them I was going off to a ranch for the weekend to learn how to shoot and hunt. But when I received the invitation from Georgia, I thought, why not!? I’ve never had the opportunity to do anything like this before and I could learn something new. The whole weekend was a new adventure for me.

Let’s state the obvious. She’s gorgeous! Photo taken by Bakerella 

We all met up with Georgia at Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne, TX on a rainy and very cold weekend. We were a cute bunch, a group of food bloggers dressed in denim and cowboy boots. We gathered to celebrate the release of Georgia’s new book Girl Hunter. From the moment I picked up the book, I couldn’t put it down. Georgia abandoned her Wall Street career to embrace her love of cooking. She found a love for knowing where her food comes from, something I can respect. Her stories leapt off the page and made me laugh out loud.

So back to the weekend. We told stories around the fire, learned how to shoot (turns out we have some amazing shots in the group!), tried our hand at fly fishing, and ate lots of game meats. We even took a break for a cookie decorating class (we had to throw a food activity in there somewhere, right?).

That’s me on the left, and Marla from Family Fresh Cooking on the right. Photos taken by Lori from Recipe Girl.

Bridget from Bake at 350. Photo credit Bakerella and  Tidy Mom.

My favorite time of the weekend was when we all piled into a trailer, sat on big hay bales and got to watch Georgia hunt . . .

 

Georgia hunting while the nice guys from Citizen Pictures film

Photo credit Angie from Bakerella and Bridget from Bake at 350.

The book makes for a great weekend read. Take a look at this video about Georgia, the apron-clad woman with a gun in one hand and a skillet in the other. YouTube Preview Image Read the book, be inspired, and I challenge you to try something new this year. Something completely out of your element. You’ll be glad you did.

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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] January 30, 2012 at 6:50 am

What a great recap. It sounds like you had a great time! I have enjoyed reading all the recaps from “Girl Hunter Weekend.” It almost sounds like it should be an annual thing for you gals!

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Bev Weidner January 30, 2012 at 6:57 am

Loved following your weekend! You sure did gun it! …get it? sorry.

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TidyMom January 30, 2012 at 7:24 am

oh………makes me miss you girls all over again!!

great recap Carrie, and it was so fun meeting and getting to know you!!

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Cookin' Canuck January 30, 2012 at 8:05 am

It was such a fun weekend and you were the perfect roommate, Carrie (even through our middle-of-the-night “adventure” with the wildlife).

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Lisa Renehan January 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Ok, that just sounds like a blast. I want to do it! I just bought Georgia’s book and I’m looking forward to a good read, at least.

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Georgia Pellegrini January 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Carrie! I had so much fun spending time with you… thanks for reading my book and joining us on the adventure. I hope we can do it again soon! xox

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Brenda McNeil January 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Saw Georgia on the Today Show a few weeks ago. I made her Bison Stew over Coucous week before last. It was SO good! Great comfort food. Am going to try her turkey meatloaf soon. Looks like you all had a great time! Enjoyed hearing about it.

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marla {family fresh cooking} February 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Sooooo fun to relive our amazing weekend as Girl Hunters :) Wondering when we can all get together again…

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Katie Martin February 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

That looks like such a fun and worthwhile trip! Although I don’t think I’d ever be a hunter, I’m very interested in the art of shooting, as well as knowing exactly where my food comes from, so this kind of trip sounds right up my alley! I love that you also had a cookie decorating session; sometimes you just have to work on something pretty. I hope Georgia’s book does well- it looks really interesting, and you are so right about her being gorgeous! Do you plan on doing another trip like this again?

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Sabrina Hayes February 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Just stumbled across your blog looking for organic cookie recipes. I loved reading about your girls hunt. I wish i had “girlfriends” that hunt, or at least enjoyed shooting with me. All of the meat we eat, I hunt. I began hunting when i was 14 with my dad and had no idea how much this life skill would later benefit my family and our health. Excited to get my hands on the book, it will be refreshing to read some hunting literature from a womans point of view.

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