July 20, 2017

Something For My Wish List

My bow -

Genesis Gen-X. (This model
is now called the X-Dawn).

I love my Gen-X, but ooh-la-la, here's the one I would absolutely love to have -

Oneida Eagle Kestrel

The Kestrel is my dream bow and likely to remain that way. Unless, that is, I ever have a spare $1400 that I don't know what to do with. ☺

27 comments:

Victoria Howell said...

Everything I have, or have experienced, came from me dreaming it would be mine/or happen. Don't ever stop dreaming.

Michelle said...

Well, THIS post took me by surprise! :-D

Leigh said...

Victoria, thanks! I dream for more land too, but also hold my dreams loosely because I value contentment too. :)

Michelle, well, it doesn't have anything to do with homesteading. :) But it's not something I'll start another blog about. :)

Mama Pea said...

Haha, I'm with Michelle on this one. I actually had to look to see who's blog I had clicked on!

Put this on your Christmas list. If there really is a Santa, you might get it. ;o)

Ed said...

I had no idea those could be so expensive. Just imagine if the original Native American's had developed compound bows like those back then. Us Europeans might still be in Europe!

Rain said...

Hi Leigh :) I was also surprised to read this! I'd love to have a nice bow as well. Do you bow-hunt? Or is it just for archery purposes? You know, Alex was talking about making a bow this year if we can find a flexible-enough maple tree to help us out. But for us, it's simply for archery.

Leigh said...

Mama Pea, Santa got me my first bow last Christmas. :) It was a youth bow that was quite perfect for a beginner except that my arms were a tad too long for it. The Gen-X is my step-up bow and for my level, I'm really quite happy with it.

Ed, too expensive for some of them! Your comment now has me curious about Native American archery. All the different styles from around the world are a study in themselves.

Rain, well, it's not what I would call on-topic for my blog! No, I don't hunt. I would if push came to shove, but I'd need to research requirements for my state. Most states have a minimum draw weight for hunting bows and that would be something I'd have to work up to. Basically I'm just interested in target archery. It's like a mental reset for me, because I have to pay attention to that and that only when I'm shooting.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Ooo with $1,400 I would go on a vacation!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Just looking at the pictures I did not know what that was! But after reading the comments I guess it is a bow to go hunting. I had never seen one like it so would never have guessed! Nancy

Kev Alviti said...

I'd love a crossbow but my shot guns are an effective (and legal) way to deal with pests around here so I can't justify it!

Goatldi said...

You know the most unusual things come in the most unsuspecting packages. I have a good friend with three home schooled home church girls. Very feminine BUT they have all purchased their own dream trucks and made them their dream vehicles working with their Dad. Did I also mention that they all shot and have their own fire arms. So that old adage "don't judge a book by its cover" is applicable often in life. 😊

Leigh said...

Nancy, $1400 is a lot of money, but if I had it I would do something like buy the roof for the new barn!

Nancy, those kind of bows are mostly used for hunting, but mine is just for target shooting. The other thing people do with archery is competition, but I can't see myself doing that either!

Kev, protection from predators is a must! Especially with livestock. Crossbows are still legal here, but I can't imagine what we'd do with one.

Goatldi, good point! With my blog I mostly stick to the designated topic, but like most folks, I have diverse interests. I suspect we're all that way. :)

1st Man said...

How cool!!! Something I never thought of. We do have a rifle and a pistol (my Dad's) that we keep for protection but I like the idea of a bow. It takes some upper arm strength I'd have to work on that, ha.

Leigh said...

1st Man, the nice thing about either of the above bows is that they are adjustable. So as you increase in upper body strength you can increase the draw weight. Plus with this type of bow (compound) the cams (pulley-thingys) let off (relieve) some of the weight when the bow is fully drawn. I like that part because it gives me some time to aim!

Mrs Shoes said...
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Mrs Shoes said...

I've only been a regular reader for about a year, so I missed anything that may have hinted that you shoot (or whatever you call firing an arrow). A cool new insight into Leigh.

Leigh said...

Mrs. Shoes, yes, it's called shooting. :) And no, I've never mentioned it before and probably won't again since it really has nothing to do with our homesteading. I suppose if we ever do take up hunting that may be something to blog about as another food source, but otherwise it's just another hobby (in all my spare time - LOL)

Mama Pea said...

Oh, but Leigh, it is so interesting for you to share a smidge more of your life and interests (hobbies, stress relievers, etc.) than just your very well written information and experiences regarding homesteading. I think it gives us readers more of a rounded concept of who you are as a person. (Unless, of course, you're in the witness protection program and don't wish for us to know the whole story. ;o] !!)

Leigh said...

Mama Pea, ha ha, no secret identity here. This post was just sort of a wild hare. :)

Michelle said...

What Mama Pea said!

Mama Pea said...

A wild hare . . . but an interesting one!

Sandy said...

Leigh,

Sweet!!! Wishes do come true :-)

Leigh said...

Sandy, well, I'm not holding my breath!

Chris said...

As a long time archer please re-consider your choice... The Kestrel certainly does look nice but they are stone b---h to tune... by tuning I mean good arrow flight with no horizontal or vertical fluctuation during flight

Leigh said...

Chris, interesting. The reviews and videos I watched said the Kestrel was easy to tune. But... I'll never actually be able to buy one, so in that sense it doesn't really matter. :)

Patricia Dudley said...

I agree with Mama Pea, it is nice to get a glimpse into other areas of the things you enjoy. I found your blog a couple months ago and went back to the beginning to read the whole story of your journey.

Leigh said...

Thanks Patricia! And welcome. That's getting to be a lot of reading! I'm glad you took the time to comment. :)