Hunting Gifts and Fabulous Mother’s Day

I had a couple of my girlfriends ask yesterday what I did and what I got for Mother’s Day.  I was so excited to tell them about my great weekend; they just didn’t seem to be feeling it with me.  Only an outfitter wife/mom would appreciate the special gifts received from her husband and daughter this Mother’s Day.

The gift-receiving began Friday before Mother’s Day.  My lovely daughter gave me a hand-made clay bowl.  It is super cute!  It is pink and has black zebra stripes on the side with white outlining them.  I love it, and I put it in my bathroom to hold my hair clippies.

Next, I got to help chase water Saturday because we are irrigating.  I enjoy playing with the water and watching it flow down or across the land.  We have dug out our lower pond; now it is three times as large.  It will have an island for the ducks, and we added some logs for the structure for the fish once it is full.  I know, I know.  Irrigating?  Fun?  Yes, it is when you don’t have to do it every day, and it will be great when the new pond is full of water and the duck’s return.

Mother’s Day morning I awoke to Hank saying “Hurry! Hurry!  There’s something out there.  You need to shoot it.”  I sleepily crawled out of bed and put on my slippers.  I was slightly confused and possibly still in the middle of dreamland.  He grabbed my bow and handed me my release telling me to put it on.  I asked him “What is it?” He said to hurry and put the release on before it ran away.  I did as I was told and then moved quickly, heading to the door.  Then suddenly I woke up enough to realize what it may be.  Hank was running out the door with me right behind when I said “It’s a new target!”

Sure enough!  It was a new 3-D target!  I was excited, and even though I was sleepy-eyed, I had to throw my arrow at it for good measure.  What fun!  With a new handmade dish, a new pond, and a new target, my Little Gal took me out to brunch with my Mom!

OH! Forgot to mention the one item they may regret…  A new gobbler.  Have I ever mentioned that those make excellent alarm clocks in the morning?  hee hee!

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Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast. 

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4 Replies to “Hunting Gifts and Fabulous Mother’s Day”

  1. What a great post Mia.
    I’m glad you had such a wonderful mothers day!
    And totally jealous of the new target, kudosto Hank!!
    🙂

  2. sounds like a wonderful day to me! Just time with my family is all I ever asked for.

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