Because of all the tall brush hunters encounter while walking the land, they typically wear upland pants which are pants with Cordura on the legs to prevent being poked by all the burrs. Some of these pants can get quite at expensive at shops like Cabelas (who wants to spend $100 on pants that are going to get covered with mud and blood?), so I decided to make a pair for my husband. This past fall I made my first try by using an old pair of jeans and 1000D Cordura. They worked well during hunting and my husband has requested another pair for next year. He'll use these and wants to try some chaps too.
We went to my parents this past weekend for Easter so I made my husband bring these along to model and photograph...for some reason it just seemed too odd last fall when I was taking photos of this outfit in our suburban backyard next to the swing set?
Here is another photo from home. Besides pheasants, petrified wood is also abundant in North Dakota...this is part of my mom's rock garden - the center rock is about 3 feet high and 18 inches around and you can see by the shape and knots that many years ago it was a tree trunk.