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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sausages at the Campfire

It's campfire time!! Yay!! What with all the rainy weather, it's been tough to find a relatively warm day but... here we are!

Grampa's feeling better and he knows how to hold a stuffie (no squashing!).

Ahhh... a honey beer... it's been a tough week with soil runs and mud-slogging hikes...

I do have to supervise the cooking here though.

We have some potato salad...

And sausages!! Bratwurst on the left and Apple Bangers on the right.

Not sure why they're called Apple Bangers... maybe they make a bang when they cook?

Anyhow... I thought a few of my pals might like a close-up view of them... hehehe

What? I'm not bad, am I? Nooooo... Cause if my stuffie pals showed up right now... I'd share these! So, come on over!

Alright... here we go...

Mmmm... can you hear them cooking???


***drool... slurp...***


OK, dinner's ready!!! Two sausages per stuffie... anyone??

Hmmm... is this blog working? None of my stuffie pals showed up for dinner... oh well... next time!

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Hike of Dead Cars

Hiya, I'm out on a hike and came across these interesting-leafed plants...

With a flower almost blooming. I'm thinking it's an orchid-y flower but... not quite sure. Any ideas?

And... hmm... some derelict homeless camp from last year.

 With old propane tanks and junk. Sigh...

And over here is a dead car. I know it's dead cause it's shot full of holes! Is it a Ford? Dodge? Chrysler??

More flowers!! At least I know what these ones are... daffodils!

Hmmm... a dead bike and...

Another homeless camp...

We were doing some cross-country bushwhacking and it was a bit wet and... well... Mama's got two soakers again.

Finally... a trail!!!

With another dead car...

It looks kind of like a Star Wars wreck, don't you think?

Nice view from here!

Ooh... and some interesting flowers.

This is called Mullein... it's a biennial... renowned for its herbal properties... Might have to scavenge a couple of these later...

Oohhh... another dead car... This is crazy!

A bit of a steep cliff here...

But some cool sandstone boulders along this cliff...

Could almost be a nice bear fort.

Just need a roof.

Or not... it looks nice this way!

That rock looks a bit precarious.

 It has been a beary wet spring and there is water everywhere!

 Now to find our way home... without getting wet!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Back Road Soil Deal

 Today... we are going on a secret mission... in the daylight! We borrowed a truck...

A BIG truck... and we are getting some back road soil (sort of like a back alley... but bigger).

Here we are... I better keep my head down... this looks like a dodgy area!

From the mutterings... I know Mama paid this guy some money... and now he's uncovering the secret soil stash.

 Oh boy... here it comes!


 Whoomp!!! That's a lot of soil - who knew a cubic yard could be so much?

 And... here we are!!

Now we just have to unload... Yup, "we"...

I, of course, will supervise... and make sure the human keeps it moving.

It actually went pretty fast... that's what happens when you have a bear in charge.

Yup, that wheelbarrow is full enough...

18 wheelbarrows and still some soil left... we'll put that in rubbermaid containers.

Find a use for those somewhere...

There we go... empty truck!

Let's see... filled up this big bed...  we're going to put carrots and beets in there.

and this one got a top up (pole beans coming later)

The front part of this bed (future onions got a load).

And a bunch in this bed too. Think cabbages are going in there.

And some here too!

Wow... that was a lot of hard supervising!

Oh... and do you like where we hung the deer skull?