Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday of the outdoors

This weather has been very inviting for outdoor adventures. Sunday I took the boys for my first solo 4x4 drive. We went to a remote beach in search of tres and his friend surfing a secret break. We arrived to a most epic spot. We did a little picnicking, wood collecting, fishing, sand castle building, and relaxing on the beach. The day was so wonderful, none if us wanted it to end. We all expressed  gratitude for the beautiful place we live, wilderness so close to home and the time together. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Around here

A little bit of this life we live and a few notes I found written by spencer. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

My weekend in the woods

I had no luck as a huntress. However being in the woods for three nights four days was so satisfying and fulfilling. We camped in the tent and stayed so warm and cozy with the woodstove in the tent. We cooked on the fire, hiked 6 to eight hours a day, went to bed early and woke early, and stood still in a massive forest. Breathtaking really. Fairview is majestic. One night, about 4 am I heard a very loud scream of a cougar it sounded so close! I was terrified! And didn't want to get up to pee. I laughed at myself later , but I will never forget the sound of that scream. An incredible experience, I can't imagine what it would be like if I had actually taken an elk down! The idea of freezer full of wild meat has me thinking I'll be back next year.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

In the Woods

We prepared for being in the woods this month. First season for Elk starts in two days. A long time tradition of setting up camp in the woods for the hunters in our family to stay for during the season. Pretty primitive, but something about it works for us. My brother stayed in this tent while working in AK too. The mountains are always a treat to visit. Today I came up to camp with my three boys, all of us together. It was pretty sweet for me. I love to be with them. We're hopeful for an elk this season! A freezer full of wild meat would be so satisfying for this family. Animal or no animal, a weekend in the woods will be satisfying as well.