It’s the night before. My husband is preparing for an early start tomorrow (5:45 Saturday a.m.) as finally, after months of studying to pass the exam, the building of the mews, inspections and paperwork, it’s that time…to trap a hawk. I made some snacks (with love and enough to share) for the exciting day ahead. My brother, who is an apprentice will be there to help as well as our cousin who is also trapping for the first time. Heading to the North Georgia mountains with their sponsor, I’m anticipating that they’ll have quite an adventure and who knows, by the end of the day, our lives could be changing with the addition of a beautiful, powerful and wild bird in our midst.