Monthly Archives: April 2011

New addiction

Smores Goldfish.   Seriously. Found this on Trail Cooking & The Outdoors (one of the sites I obsessively read.) They are dangerously good.  I have a relatively short list of snack foods that destroy any semblance of self-control I have over … Continue reading

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oh . . . the waterfalls

April, she is a crazy girl.   While staring out the back window hoping that the hail isn’t doing too bad of a number on my gardens, and marveling at how well the greenhouses are standing up against tornadic winds. . … Continue reading

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2 oz. of utility

The most useful tool in my kit is the 2 oz. bottle of Purell Hand Sanitizer. 10 from 2: 1.  Sanitizing of hands after taking care of business a good ways off-trail  – especially if you’re the camp chef.  Folks … Continue reading

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Planning for the next hike

Okay, so when am I ever not planning for the next hike? But there’s one on the horizon, after Easter for sure.  Maybe early May.  Mostly I am waiting for the cicada hatch.  Bear Bait has been messing around in … Continue reading

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Swinging in the breeze

As far as I’m concerned, the most important part of my kit is my cook gear.  It won’t win any ultra-light awards, but it does allow me to scratch up some trail-side meals that folks talk about years after the … Continue reading

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Spring harvest

That last 20-degree low did a number on my seedlings in the greenhouse.   That’s April for you.  I ain’t mad at her.  She’s too pretty to stay mad at for long.   I salvaged what I could, started a few more … Continue reading

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13-year hike

We’re  a couple of weeks away from a big cicada hatch, something that won’t happen again until 2024.  I have to take Bear Bait out for an overnight while they’re out and singing.  First the supermoon and now this . … Continue reading

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