You just never know who you’re gonna meet in Sisters.
Earlier today, as I was pulling in the office parking lot, my head instinctively did a double-take. I had spied what appeared to be two medieval castle turrets being hauled behind a truck, parked just a row away. So, of course, I had to investigate.
Actually, the turrets aren’t turrets at all — they’re tree stumps. Sort of. After talking with Dave Taylor, one of the men responsible for the stumps, I learned that these fascinating contraptions are actually hunter’s blinds. Made by a company called Nature Blinds, the TreeBlind is designed to provide a 360-degree view from within what appears to be a very large tree.
As Dave explained, the TreeBlind, which is insulated and has six windows and a carpeted floor, can accommodate two hunters. Dave and his partner, Dirk Graves, of Bend-based D&D Hunting Products, tried to convince me that a fella could sleep inside the tree, too. (I guess they could tell by looking at me that I’m no tree-blind aficionado.)
D&D is the only authorized TreeBlind dealer in the Western United States (the product is manufactured in Kerrville, Texas). Based on the crowd that gathered while I was talking to the guys, I’m guessing they’ll be able to find some interested clientele in Central Oregon.
Dave said they were on their way to shoot some photos of the TreeBlind in action out in the woods of Camp Sherman. Can’t wait to see how they turned out…
About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.