I’m grateful to have added a new hobby during my last visit to the North Dakota Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop! It took place the weekend of February 22nd near Lake Metigoshie State Park, Bottineau, ND. My mom and I drove up on a VERY COLD Friday afternoon and came home Sunday, completely wiped out from so much fun and freezing!
The first class we took Saturday morning was called “Bling for Survivalists”. And, this is what we made!
My favorite color is purple, so I stuck with the same theme while making my bracelet and lanyard! (For those of you that don’t hunt, the lanyard has ties on it to secure the calls you would use while hunting. For example, coyote calls can be secured onto the loop ends, then you don’t have to worry about losing them or leaving them behind!) I just grabbed the book that the class instructor suggested off EBay last week – great instruction and fun projects!! There are SO many cool things to make with paracord!!
I was also excited to take another couple of classes during this COLD weekend workshop! I got to go darkhouse spearfishing which was great to see how everything is done, but man, if the fish aren’t moving……BORING! The one time I didn’t bring a book while fishing. Oops, I will never make that mistake again, though I don’t think the instructor would appreciate that much! And, I was able to take a class on Fur Handling – yes, it’s something I’ve wanted to learn for a long time. We skinned two muskrats and one beaver, then fleshed the hide and put it on a stretcher. Very cool process!! Probably another project that will one day cost me money! But, oh well!
If you don’t already know about the B.O.W. program, take a peek here to see our local North Dakota program information!! There is a B.O.W. program in almost every state, so check it out! They are even on Facebook, too!