After carrying out production work for a high-profile talk show for far too long all I desired was some peace and quiet. My hubby and I bought a farm house and exchanged life in the city for raising chickens growing fresh produce and also fly-fishing.
No more was I connected perennially into all kinds of electronic devices and running just like a headless well chicken. A belt bag which had contained a Blackberry now kept a slingshot and ammo which came to my rescue all of a sudden just because I brought these along.
My other half who had a job at an orchard as a teenager taught me to be handy with a slingshot for a couple of things. One was to hit a fruit down quick as I groused often regarding carrying a ladder around to climb up fruit trees.
Another was to fend off the birds and animals that liked to partake of the vegetables and fruits. I got into it also and the next thing I knew I was ordering a modern-day version off the Web that was no garden-variety forked stick with elastic strap.
This thing can let fly from more than 100 yards. It features a light aluminum body connected to an elastic band with a split leather bag which collapses to a compact portable size.
So I was staking out the farm one day when I believed that I saw something move in the trees. The moment it paused I took one shot. Whereas I figured to turn up a momentarily woozy ground bird I heard a yelp instead. The voice was human.
Trespassing on private property is seldom spurred on by good intentions. I froze though recovered to aim and fire several more times. I caught the intruder off guard since he had no idea that I had some kind of weapon on me.
Despite the fact that I carried my heavy-duty slingshot and ammo constantly for a different reason I learned the lesson that crime doesnt choose a time to happen. You simply cant schedule to carry a self-defense weapon from time to time. Do it constantly.