"Relaxing" with his diamond willow and dremel tool.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"Relaxing" with his diamond willow and dremel tool.
1 21 oz. can pie filling (we used apple)
3-4 boxes of washed raspberries (because Aisling was kind enough to bring them from UT!)
2 boxes of the cheapest yellow cake mix on the shelf
Spray the Dutch Oven w/ Pam.
Dump in pie filling, and raspberries
Add 7-up until it just covers the fruit. So, how much you use will depend on the size of your oven.
Pour cake mixes on top.
Put on the lid.
You determine the number of briquettes by the size of the oven. Ours was a 12" oven. You subtract 3 from the bottom and add them to the top. So, that makes it 9 charcoal briquettes under the Dutch Oven and 15 charcoal briquettes on top. This cooks at about 350°.
It will need to cook for 20-30 minutes. Not to worry.... you'll be able to smell the delicious aroma!! Start checking it at about 20 minutes. If it isn't boiling you may want to add a briquette to the bottom. But be careful not to burn it. You want it to cook until it is brown on top.
You can delete the fresh fruit and just use 2 cans of pie filling.
Or you can use canned peaches and omit the 7up.
Regardless of how you do it, yummy is the result!!
Uncle Glenn, if I have made any mistakes in this, please post corrections:) Thanks!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Bless her heart!! She brought me the most beautiful gifts!!! She has a machine embroidery business and made these tea towels for me. I LOVE THEM!! These are the personalized napkins she made us. Aren't they gorgeous!! So much talent!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Shirl and Darrell, aren't they so cute? I love this picture so much!
Look at them! Holy Cow!! Four siblings together at once??? AMAZING!
Cooking over the fire-YUM!
Everyone enjoying life and relaxin together!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Louis Lake in the early morning.
The lodge there has boats, canoes and kayaks.
Such a fun time!!
Louis Lake is a gorgeous lake!! However, the fishing the couple of days we were there ...... not so gorgeous!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Aisling and I got to go join them last weekend. At first we camped in Sinks Canyon. Just outside Lander Wyoming is a canyon called Sinks Canyon. Sinks Canyon is so named because the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie (pronounced Po-Po-zsha), a rushing mountain river, flows out of the Wind River Mountains and through the Canyon. Halfway down the canyon the river abruptly turns into a large limestone cavern, and the crashing water "sinks" into fissures and cracks at the back of the cave. The river is underground for 1/4 mile until it emerges down canyon in a large calm pool called "The Rise" and then continues its course into the valley below. Where the water goes while it is underground is unknown. The sinks narrow to small, unexplorable log and rock jammed fissures. The Sinks and Rise occur in the thick, easily eroded off-white Madison Limestone formation. For many years it was unproven that the water flowing into the Sinks was the same water flowing out at the Rise. Dye tests have proven it is the same water but have revealed other mysteries: it takes the water flowing into the Sinks over two hours to reappear at the Rise. Geologists speculate that while underground the water circulates up and down and through many narrow, winding passages and pools until it resurfaces. It was also discovered that more water flows out at the Rise than goes in at the Sinks. The additional water may be coming from underground springs or other sinks formations in the area.
Such a BEAUTIFUL area, and being just a few miles out of Lander makes it that much better!!
Glenn and Laurence had a great time (and still are), they shot black powder rifles and pistols, worked on Diamond Willow walking sticks, and ate incredible food!!
Did I mention that Uncle Glenn is an awesome cook?! He and Dutch Ovens are best of friends!!
AND not only is he an awesome cook..... he cleans up too!! I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed getting to know him. I think that since Laurence and I got married in 1986, we have only seen Glenn 3 other times and they were all very brief. This has been a TREAT!!!
Now we just need to spend this kind of time with his wife Glenda as well!! (Only 13 more months and she gets to retire!!)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This is the "Black Powder Rifle"
And again....look at that smoke! I still kinda smell funny!
Regular pistol, it kicked soo bad!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Can you believe the size of the chain links attached to that bucket?
I used to work for Western in the Equipment dept. but for whatever reason never got any pic's of me with the equipment. I took advantage of this opportunity.Glenn and Laurence with the Kress hauler. Glenn says that the tip of his fingers is about 8 feet. The haulers hold 200 tons of coal, and they go down the haul roads at about 50 mph. You definately stay out of the way!!
We got in the first of the Kress' when I was working for Western. I remember how the operators talked about how much easier they are to drive and sit in than the older ones. One of the guys offered to let me drive one when I worked there. I didn't do it because I was afraid he would get caught and get fired..... now I wish I'd done it. (He has since moved on anyway:). It was certainly a fun day. I'm glad Glenn gave us the excuse!