This year we had yet another great hunting trip in Saskatchewan. We had fantastic weather, good company, and good hunting. This year was especially great because I actually managed to get a few hunts in. There are definitely some perks to not having any more babies breastfeeding or on the way!
I even managed to bag a few birds! This was my second goose and first snow so I was pretty stoked.
I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed the bush aspect of big game hunting but I can’t say I complained about sitting in one place, watching the sun rise or set, with my coffee mug and camera. Watching the massive flocks of geese fly overhead was just as amazing as actually putting a few of them in the freezer.
We also did a bunch of duck hunting. Duck hunting was a lot of fun with the kids. They loved to run and get the ducks once it was safe.
Since we’ve been home we’ve had several requests to skip school and go duck hunting instead. I think one of these days we’ll just have to do it.
We turned nearly all those ducks and geese into sausage. It’s fantastic.
*You may want to avoid this post if you’re not keen on photos of animals that will end up in our freezer and later the cook pot.This post was supposed to go up a few weeks ago. When the hunt was still relevant and fresh in my mind but I’m just barely coming out of the swamp that is Baby Bootie season in my Etsy Shop so it’s late. Very late.
This past October we drove out to where Travis grew up to do some Duck and Goose Hunting for the second time. It’s become one of those trips that is fun for so many reasons. One we get to visit with my inlaws, two we get to do some hunting, and three we get to fill the freezer a little bit more.
It’s an all around good time. The kids really enjoy the whole hunting experience and I really enjoy the opportunity to get out as well. I even got out once or twice without any kids thanks to Grandma!
The Geese were migrating while we were there and seeing the massive flocks was pretty incredible.
On top of all the ducks and geese we saw there were lots of antelope to be found and even a very large badger one night.
We had a very succesful week of hunting and turned all those birds into various kinds of very tasty sausage.
Last month we got away for a couple of weeks and took a road trip. We have family both directions, my parents are to the west in British Columbia, and Travis’ family is to the east in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. This year we headed east and drove first to Saskatchewan then to Manitoba. We had really gorgeous weather most of the time. Nothing too hot, which is right up my alley but warm enough to spend a few days at the beach and water parks. We found frogs and snakes in the South Saskatchewan River. While in Saskatchewan the Herbert Stampede came to town so we hit up the Rodeo. It was a first for the kids and they thought it was great. My mother in law, Kathy, grows just about everything. The Evans Cherries were just getting ripe while we were there, along with Raspberries, and Saskatoons so we definitely enjoyed that.The apples weren’t quite ready but a couple of weeks later some were and we got a huge bucket full. I’ll be sad when they’re gone.We also spent an afternoon at a friends’ farm doing some target shooting. The kids had a great time catching grass hoppers to feed to the chickens as well.I apparently took very few photos while in Manitoba unfortunately but we had a fantastic time there as well and the kids got to spend some time with their great grandparents which is pretty amazing.