Category Archive: Wilderness Adventures

May 18

My recent homeschool knifetti shop project

20140518-140551-50751978.jpgHomeschooling allows me a lot of privileges and I get to learn something new everyday.  My Dad allowed me to make a new tool for myself in his smithy.  I had a machetti, but it wasn’t holding up to my hard use.  Together, with my Dad’s guidance I made what we called a Knifetti because it is not just a machetti.  Check out my video below.

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Apr 23

Let me introduce you to Adventures in Odyssey

I hope this finds you all doing well today.  I wanted to take some time today and share with you something that I greatly enjoy and think you will too!


It is a Christian podcast and also available for purchase on cd. The podcast though is FREE to listen to EVERYDAY and they talk about what to do and what not to do, like not to lie and not to steal.

They make them exciting so young people do not get bored and so you will enjoy what they are telling and hopefully learn the lessons taught each day.  Better yet, you want to go back day after day to listen to the next one.

I think that kids today could really use these podcasts.  I am going to start doing a weekly review and provide you with a link here on my website.

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Feb 09

Hiking and Antler Hunting

Mountain Boy Shed HuntingMy Mom and I went out for a walk and I found a four point antler.  It was a good size four pointer. I tried to hide the antler from my mom and she didn’t see it at first then I smiled and showed her my find.

We headed home through the wilderness still looking for just one more antler.  It becomes addicting looking for sheds and there is so much area to cover.

We were lucky enough to get out the next day as well and I found another antler.  It was an older shed and the mice had chewed on it, but it is still usable for making something.

Mountain Boy Shed Hunting

You can use the antlers for knife handles, silverware handles, for carving, you can make buttons, you can use them for candle holders, you can use two antlers together and rattle them to call in deer and really the uses are endless.

Below are two videos from our days out.

Stay tuned my Mom and I made some things with the chewed antler that I found.

God bless!




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Jan 22

Our New Horse

Our New Horse - Mountain Boy JournalsWe have gotten a horse.  He is a little small, but stout.  He has packed live things and dead things on it so it is used to carrying blood which means we can use him during hunting season.  He was from a pack train in Montana originally, but we could use him for a lot of things around our homestead.

He will be a lot of fun to have around and we can use him during this trapping season to get around the wilderness.  I can use him to drag or carry my deer to the house when I kill one next hunting season.  He lives around my tree house.  He is able to go under my tree house to keep dry and out the weather.  He seems happy to be with my family and my Mom has had a good time riding him.   We are really happy to have a horse and he will be a lot of fun and very useful.   Stay tuned for many more stories about the horse, of course.


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