For You Not Them | Encouraging Others – Outdoors, Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Country Living

I'm making a change to the routine of the write everyday challenge I've embarked on. In order to follow my mission of encouraging you to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot and survive life in a positive way. Yes, I'm still planning to write every day, but I’ve decided not to share my posts to the …

My Many Outdoor Adventures! Looking Back and Looking Forward

Reflecting on Mia Anstine's best of 2019 Each year I intend to add one of those little notes about my family and our year, but with my many outdoor adventures, I don't see how I can squeeze them into one page with a card. As I contemplate a letter, I fear that it'll be consumed …

Christmas, New Year and Wild Game Recipe | A Minute with Mia December Issue

If you're signed up for my newsletter, it should have hit your email box today. If you're not signed up, here's a copy. You can click the "Subscribe" button to sign up for future issues. Merry Christmas and thank you for following and sharing the adventures. Finishing strong and continuing the pace p{ margin:10px 0; …

Special Needs Horseback Rides Bring Smiles

Riders, volunteers, and even horses are smiling In between teaching shotgun at the Women's Outdoor Weekend and helping at the Youth Fishing Derby in Pagosa Springs Wolf Creek Outfitters (WCO) hosted the special needs children of Pagosa Springs for the annual horseback ride. Each year our team gives the kids the opportunity to watch, pet, …

Coping with the Stress of Losing an Animal

In my latest newsletter I discussed stress, coping with it, managing it, and learning from it. I mentioned that we all have stress in our lives, and ... well, I may have inadvertently invited some into my life because it's been a heck of a week. Fist off, someone said, "You look like you just …

Touches of Springtime at the Funny Farm

It's incredible how less than two weeks ago we had feet of snow and now it's gone, and it looks like springtime at the Funny Farm. Does it feel like spring in your neck of the woods? I'll start by saying that we had our annual Safari Club International banquet fundraiser event last weekend. Most …

Success, Relationships, Country Life, Goals

As we head into February it's time to reflect, renew, and keep pushing toward our goals. Keep striving to become a better you. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."~Winston Churchill 2019 seems to have begun with a jolt. I'm excited about the momentum I have …

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationships in the New Year

Out here on the Funny Farm we've been planning for the new year for about a year. We've been setting, expanding, and working on goals every month. Our schedules run so far ahead that it's not as though suddenly 2019 strikes us as a surprise. In our busy lives, we have to remember that relationships …