Treasure Hunting in the Bush

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A few weeks ago Michelangelo created an elaborate treasure hunt for the younger children, drove the paddock basher down to the bush and hid the clues in various places over the property.

With 147 acres (59.5ha) this translates to a lot of land to cover with potential hiding spots. It took Michelangelo an entire morning to set up the hunt.

Making his task easier the children, in the tradition of Anne of Green Gables, have long designated names to various parts of the property; The Bendy Trees, Green Meadow, Wavey Rocks etc

On the second day they drove back out and completed the course, having a marvelous time. 

They enjoyed re-visiting Wavey Rocks so much they headed back out for a picnic.

The bed of a dried up creek, the water has continuously deposited sediments creating a rippled effect 

so that at first glance the rock looks like sand.


 Thanks to one big brother’s ingenuity the younger children had a fantastic day!
#Photography credits to Michelangelo

*Linking up with Jennifer’s 7 posts in 7 days challenge

12 Responses

  1. What fun! You have so much variety on your property, perfect for Art and Science studies.

  2. Reminds me of my childhood days. What fun indeed!

  3. That's what big brothers are for. Big families are blessed x

  4. Wow, it's amazing! What a cool place! Thanks for linking it up! I do still have the buttons, you can find them at the bottom of the Nature Walk page:

  5. Erin, I would LOVE to join in with that treasure hunt! Such fun 🙂

  6. Wow, this looks so amazing! I would have loved to this as a kid, and equally love to do it for my daughter, when she is older. Gorgeous photos too! xx

  7. Those rocks are absolutely amazing. I've never seen anything like that before. What a lovely part of the world you live in! Sounds like Michelangelo went to a lot of trouble for the kids. What a great adventure for them.

  8. Yes we are very blessed to live where we do and our older boy was so sweet to his younger siblings.
    I've never seen anything like these rocks before either!

  9. What an imaginative boy! Would have been awesome fun for the kids with all that space to roam in, I suspect the upside of living on the land as oppose to the city!

  10. what an incredible place for the kids to explore and the wavy rocks… hello I want to picnic there 🙂 xx

  11. What a lovely thing to do and your property is gorgeous Erin

  12. Yes it is an awesome place! Our dream come true

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