Where getting lost is part of the adventure… and finding your way home a pleasant surprise.

A Little Progress is Still Progress

A Little Progress is Still Progress

      I started chopping out the charred wood from yesterday's burn. It went pretty well, but I decided I wanted it to look more like a canoe, so I rolled it over and used a string to measure where I needed to cut.           I...

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Semi-Social Distance Saturday.

Semi-Social Distance Saturday.

We did pretty good today. Amy did have to take the dog to the vet this morning, but otherwise we stayed home, tried to stay clean and maintained some distance betwixt ourselves. Since I am still working at the Ortho Clinic, I've been sleeping in the back bedroom and...

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Fire & Adze

Fire & Adze

  https://vimeo.com/402266036 More work on the canoe. Using fire and an adze to hollow out the cottonwood log. Visit adventuresidecar.com for other adventures, poetry and even recipes. more information about the dugout canoe project can be found at:...

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Throwback Thursday – Big Red

Throwback Thursday – Big Red

I got a phone call the other night from Ike, the fellow who ended up with my big bore KLR rig. He had some questions about the tail-light wiring. Unfortunately, I couldn't help him; the tail-light was something Larryboy installed before I swapped bikes with him. It...

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Sunrise, January First, 2020

Sunrise, January First, 2020

The rain has paused, but the gusty wind continues to blow water from the naked trees. Two maple seeds helicopter down to a hard splash-landing in the hot tub. Aside from the wind, it is quiet. Even the dogs and the rooster are sleeping in.  

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Walking Through My Memories

Walking Through My Memories

At lunch, I usually take a walk, just to get away, out of the office. I often walk along the old pipeline above Indian Creek.   It's a little different now than when I was a kid. The water is gone and the pipe has fallen into disrepair, but most of it is still there....

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Fall

Fall

plunging from the sky into the tall oaks, a star rattles to the ground    

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Potato Stuffed Morels

Potato Stuffed Morels

  Several years ago, my brothers and I went out in the woods to camp. It had been raining, but that weekend the weather was fair.  It being springtime, we determined to hunt for morels. We were successful enough to enjoy the delectable mushroom with every meal,...

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Rabbit Roulade

Rabbit Roulade

We've hosted the Easter Bunny BBQ the day before Easter for decades. Friends and family show up at Bunny Hump Ranch to listen to music, drink beer and eat rabbit. Some times the bonfire burns all night long. The party was canceled this year due to The Contagion. ...

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Social Distance Monday

Social Distance Monday

They didn't need me at work Monday, so I did the responsible thing and stayed home and messed with my dugout canoe project. I am just at the beginning stages of burning out the cottonwood log. Using birch bark, pine pitch, dried grass and a ferro rod, I got a fire...

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Barley Camp Stew

Barley Camp Stew

Barley makes a hearty, thick base for a stew. It scorches easily, so stir frequently and cook over moderate heat. At camp, we hung the stew pot from a tripod and raised it high above the flames. If you use a Dutch oven, put more coals on top, fewer underneath. Rotate...

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Potato Chowder

Potato Chowder

This recipe was a staple for me during my college years. It was cheap, easy and filling. A big pot of it could feed me for a week. I would gather and dry quantities of fairy ring mushrooms (Marasmius oreades) from the little park down the street from my apartment, and...

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