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

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...
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...
Dugout Project Update

Dugout Project Update

             A long period of neglect followed Robert’s visit last August to help me start the canoe project. Mushrooms sprouted from the ends of the log (Pholiota populnea, pretty, but unfortunately inedible). I feared the log would turn out to be rotten.            ...
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...
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...