October 09, 2021
Yep, you read that right.
Despite the fact that bow season started weeks ago and that God still hasn’t turned on the air-conditioning outside, reporters at Bowtreader have officially deemed this week the first one of fall.
It may not be cool outside yet but JW (Dub) got on the tractor to plant a food plot this week so that has got to mean something. Primitive weapon season comes in today — and you know what that means! At Bowtreader we are all about archery but we have to admit, the smell of black powder and coffee means fall is here!
New bows suddenly look a little more attractive, broadheads seem cheaper, and camo fever is letting loose in the ‘boro. But there is another fever we have noticed developing in the shop windows around town, and unfortunately, we think we’ve caught it.
Folks, the Pumpkin Spice bug has arrived.
Changes started this Monday when the first leaf fell — and by ‘first leaf,’ we’re talking about one of those shiny plastic ones that go on sale every July at Hobby Lobby.
Soon little foam pumpkins started sprouting up in our already-perfectly-decorated knife case, followed by an infestation of sparkly ones on the front counter.
In just a few hours, you could say the Pumpkin Spice Season was upon us. It started smelling a little more like cinnamon on the shop floor and our poor 3D deer target got into some mess that ended in him having a turkey-leg headband on his head.
Strands of twinkly lights and a set of miniature straw critters forced the guys of Bowtreader to announce the sad truth of what is going on here: Bowtreader has officially got the fever of all things Fall — the Pumpkin Spice bug.
Don’t get us wrong, the sparkly leaves in our beautiful fishing section are a nice addition. The sign about pumpkin pie was never a bad idea.
But that may just be the obsession talking.
Customers who have come in this week already seem a little bit giddier with the fever themselves. In women especially, we are finding overwhelming evidence that the effects of this tragic sickness are real.
Unfortunately, evidence shows that a person can get drunk on all this frilly stuff and even forget what it’s like to be in the good ol’ outdoors. Sure, the leaves haven’t really started falling outside yet but let’s get real here: everyone knows the best time to move activities outside is when the shiny leaf-and-stick decorations start moving inside. It is time to get outdoors.
I mean, come on folks. At least in Georgia, it is definitely not Fall yet, no matter what the door-hanger on your house says — but you have to give God some credit for the at least not-super-hot weather of the last week. It’s the perfect kind of weather to get the whole family outside with their bows. The mosquitoes are bad, but hey, we live in Georgia...
Leaves will start falling in a few weeks or a few days or a few months (who can really tell in Georgia?) but wherever you are from, whether you have all the fall decorations out already or you have somehow avoided the fever, there is no doubt that now is the time to get your gear and get outdoors.
Don’t wait for the cold to get outdoors (you might be waiting forever) or the decorations to get the family together (although you probably don’t have much longer).
We’re ready here to equip you with everything you could need for this outdoor season, no matter if you want a full bow setup or some of our fall decorations.
It is guaranteed that we are glad to freely give you at least one of those things!
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