How was your weekend?
We spent a lot of our time outdoors over the weekend – we have had a fairly long weekend as Trent has been on his 5 days off.
We have spent lots of time out in the backyard and also in our pool, soaking up the hot weather while it lasts!
Sunday afternoon we headed to our favourite local park and enjoyed some family time.
It is really so relaxing just going to a quiet little park and just spending time together. If you are ever bored on a weekend I highly suggest grabbing the hats, sunscreen, some cold water bottles & maybe a few snacks and jumping in the car and finding a lovely little park to play at for a few hours. Spending time as a family is so wonderful & the weather is so lovely at the moment, it is nice & sunny but the weather is starting to cool down to a comfortable temperature – perfect for being outside!
Also over the weekend my Dad & I went for a hunt. I was awake at 2:45am and we arrived at the private property we hunt on at 5am – the perfect time to start hunting. Early morning before the sunrises is my favourite time of day, everything is so still, the air is cool and it’s just so calming but at the same time reenergising.
We walked through the bush for about 6 hours, we hiked almost 10km in some pretty challenging terrain- big gullies, thick scrub, thick long grass and some big hills. We didn’t see any deer – though we did see evidence of them with some impressive rub marks on a few trees.
It was a wonderful morning spent together. It is a day I won’t ever forget, it was actually the first time Dad has ever taken me out hunting.
I don’t think Dad took the easy trail through the property at all, if anything he probably went a challenging way to put me through my paces so I could prove I wanted to be out there. But not 1 word of complaint was said from me, even though my feet ached towards the end and my shirt was that saturated with sweat it felt as though I had just jumped in the creek. I just was so happy to be out there, going for a walk through the bush is just fun for me – I love being out there. And it was a great morning to spend some time with my Dad.
Trent, my Dad & I are looking forward to hopefully planning another hunt soon to try and get out during the rut. We need to restock our venison.
The property that we hunt on is so beautiful & picturesque.
The moon has also been amazing over the past 2 nights, this is a quick photo I snapped last night.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and got to spend some of it outdoors & appreciate this lovely weather!
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nothing beats being outdoors, I hope you got a chance to get outside this weekend.(This magnificent view is from one point during our hunt!)
Posted by Modern Wife Life 31 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 The only deer we saw all day… But we did see some decent rub marks on the trees. which is very exciting for when we head out during the rut.