Monday, September 1, 2008
Fellowship , Camp Fires and Camp Food !
~Grandchildren pose for me in front of a fallen tree. That is not a wall or fence behind them. It is a fallen tree of immense size, that is now a 'nurse tree'. A nurse tree is a downed tree that now nourishes new growth on itself. New trees, ferns, etc., The downed tree is probably a Hemlock or Fir tree that is hundreds of years old. Iron Creek Campground is full of enormous trees and ferns. The ferns alone stand taller than most of the children. ~Here Dirt and Lanny pose in front of the cook site Dirt has arranged to facilitate their famous FRY NIGHT. Their rule is everything for dinner must be deep fried , no exceptions!
~We all brought our dogs camping. Here are 3 relatives of our Vizsla , Hawk. They are his son, daughter, and grandson ! Aren't they beautiful ? The dogs were very excited about dinner.~Ahhhhhh, one chicken out of the fryer. We also deep fried some of our garden fresh snap peas dipped in tempura batter . So very, very good. There was fry bread, shrimp patties, onion rings, thick sliced potatoes, corn dogs, fried calimari, zucchini, cauliflower, mushrooms, broccoli...the only thing that was definitely not good deep fried were the pickles ! I am sure I have forgotten to mention some of the fried feast, but everything ( except pickles) was great.
~ All total there were 30-35 of us gathered for Fry Night . Not including the many well behaved dogs.
More dear friends / family. Also, owners of some really handsome dogs, but we might be a bit biased !~" Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike." John Muir