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    And the next crop of varmints..........although old enough to swing a stick, after a lunch date with Peepaw they turn into a wet noodle. LOL

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    very VERY cool .. thanks for the memories !
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    Power napping!

    Thanks, for taking us along.

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    Default Artists, Artisans, and Scientists

    It's more than rubbing two sticks together, or being able to drink from a mudhole. There are many things a varmint should know. A short story first;


    My first year in college was spent at a small community college, eight of us in the drafting/design curriculum. One of our first exercises was to create orthographic projections from a single view. That's a fancy way of saying a front, top, and side view. This particular assignment included a drilled hole, simple you would think. One student, a particularly sharp student, drew that hole square. At first, I found it quite amusing. But the more I thought about that, the more I reflected on my upbringing and just how fortunate I was to have been exposed to so many things. How do you make it to college, especially technical college, without ever drilling a hole? That ain't gonna happen to the varmints.



    I picked them up Friday with only one task for them to complete that evening, draw a picture of the perfect knife.

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    Saturday morning I took them to a buffet breakfast, and a bit of shopping. I had promised them that this winter, nearing end as they have reminded me, they could personalize their cache receptacles. So, a trip to the craft isle in Wally World.

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    BB makes quick work of the decisions, JMA and BD take forever. We make a hardware run also, I'll get to some of that in a bit.

    Tape where the lid meets

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    Test fit some new gear

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    Shake it up

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    Spray it on

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    Back with the brushes in a few.
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    Let 'em dry while we eat lunch. BB had a science experiment he had been dying to show us, the amazing powers of cornstarch.

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    Sorry, I didn't get a pick of the upright spoon in the cup.



    Forgot to buy an "i", didn't ya BB.

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    It's dinner and a movie, at home, for the remainder of the evening. We head to the shop the following day, post to come.
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    Double sided tape

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    And place it on that saw where you want

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    And let the sparks fly

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    That was the extent of their day. We'll do handles and edging in the weeks to come.


    I had to dig out a couple of old friends and just hold them after the varmints left. That's butcher and stag. I couldn't quite put my hands on pirate, but I'll find it.

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    Very cool, there my friend....
    What ended up in the caches?
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    They each have two. One is for food, the pre-made meals ready to grab and go. The second is sort of a catch all, seasonal stuff, extras, repair items, etc.

    They still share a pantry cabinet for their packs, clothing, and bulk food stores.
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    Cool......great job, Pappaw
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    Excellent.
    So, are you a draftsman?
    My dad is one, and made me use his drafting board when I was a kid and wanted to make something.
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    Well, I was. I went on to degree in Engineering and Applied Science.
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    JMA and BD had a social engagement last night that left BB standing in the cold. Come on up Bud, you and I will dance in the lab.


    While we discussed just what dance, we had one disagreement. I wanted Rotini and fresh grated Parmesan, he wanted Elbows and Velveeta. I folded.


    His knife skills have improved tremendously.

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    Bone out the veggies

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    And chop up those bones. We'll deal with those in a bit.

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    Scrape with the spine.

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    EVOO and Garlic tossed into the Cauliflower, and we bake.

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    Pour the Elbows.

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    Crank up the steam.

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    Pull the cow and let it rest for a couple of minutes,

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    while you put the goo on the Elbows.

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    And serve it up.

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    A little fresh Chive on the Cauliflower.

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    The guy's got skilz! Bon Appetit.






    I clean up, that's only fair, and we take the bones to the compost pile.

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    Default Wow!

    So impressed...can I borrow this child once in a while? Rent, even...?
    ITN, you have the magic touch with the kids, that's all there is to it.

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    Hmmmm. Summer School? As soon as regular term is out, I'll put him on a bus. You'll know it's him when he comes a knockin'. He'll have a T-shirt on that says, "Will cook for urban survival training", and the accent should be quite obvious.


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    Stock up on a bit of meat, would ya'? He gets a bit grumpy without it.
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    Default Hey PeePaw! Hold my juice and watch this!

    Got to spend some time with all of the varmints this past weekend. Welcome to PeePaw's House-O-Chicken,

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    and Hot Chocolate Emporium.

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    Watch me catch a buttafwy;

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    Watch me make bubbles;

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    Watch me do a flip;

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    Watch me spin;

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    And run FAST!

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    Watch us swim.

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    Watch me build a cookie

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    Look at my new Fashwight;

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    The following morning, I leave camp while all are still slobbering on their pillow, parents included. I reminisce on having them here as children, so many years ago.

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    I get a couple of walks alone, Red Clover literally chest high.

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    White was impressive at mid thigh.

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    I visit an old friend, a lone Pear.

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    I found a Salon had been set up when I returned,

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    And the elder vermin were using their lab skills.

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    The youngest ones left us after lunch this day, parents had to work the following day. After dinner, I ask the remaining to come to a dance with me. What dance PeePaw? I'll show you when we get there. We leave just as the sun begins to set, on a gravel road up the mountain. Look!, the deer are dancing.

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    Keep your eyes peeled, we will be there soon.

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    You can barely see them in these cell phone pics, but they were gorgeous. Dance of the Planets, Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus.

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    And we head back to PeePaw's Jiffy Pop Palace.

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    Again, I am up in time for a short walk alone. But I first survey the camp.

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    I think I need to add clothesline class to an upcoming outing.


    I make my way upstream, through a lush bottom.

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    It's so nice to find debri piles without a speck of human waste. This place is almost pristine.

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    Sometimes I follow the faintest of deer paths.

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    But, I must eventually return, we head home today. The route back to camp.

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    This trip warmed my heart, in many ways.
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    Looks like fun....way to go.
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    Great location and great memories from this weekend to be sure.
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