Thanks for reading my updates on the weekend. One class left. Before I get to that, though, there was Saturday night. One of the classes is a camp stove cooking class. You don’t have to settle for weenies on a stick when you are camping. This class showed the participants how to cook all kinds of game in a lot of different ways. Then that class makes food for us all to try Saturday night.
Here is the spread:
Mostly venison and fish items. Here were some of them:
Pate – no thank you.
There was a venison pizza, cajun bass bites, fried smelt. Plus a crockpot of venison chili. Those ladies did so much work to get this ready for all of us!
I had just a few things because I had a late dinner from my ‘extended’ hike earlier in the day (and too many M&Ms).
I like the Asian style venison egg roll the best.
Sunday was the most relaxed day. Still early, though. 8 am class for Wildflower Identification! You all know I have pretty good knowledge of garden flowers. Wildflowers are a totally different story. I know maybe 3 LOL. We learned about how to go about categorizing flowers to use an identification guide.
Regular and irregular flowers, number of petals, leaf types. We tried a couple different guides to see which ones we liked. You can either go by color/picture or using a system of answering questions about the plant to narrow it down (kind of like 20 questions, only for flowers). Here are some of the fun ones we looked at:
This is a nightshade:
This one is moth mullein.
I just liked both of those flower colors! Funny how both of those flowers are almost like Mardi Gras.
Flower ID is hard. Our brains were tired after that!
Getting back to flowers I know. Here are some more pictures from the grounds of Silver Bay.
My sister was teaching her other class (hunter education) in this building :
and I sat on that big porch waiting for her to finish before lunch.
Yeah, I could get used to it.
After lunch it was to home after the need for a car jump and melted jumper cables (that was fun… ) . It felt good to get home.
This was my second BOW weekend. There are just so many classes that I want to take. If I get a chance to go next year, I am hoping for archery or crossbow and map & compass.
It’s really just a great program to try something really new and different in a safe environment with instructors and no pressure. There were some women from NYC that were doing everything totally opposite of their city life just because they wanted the experience. They have also come twice and took everything from shotgun to rifle to cooking game and nature crafts. No fear to try anything. Good for them!
Here is the link to the national BOW page where you can see if there is a workshop in your state. These are funded, so programs can be discontinued. You also don’t have to live in the state the workshop is in, so if you like to travel – go for it!
Back to regularly scheduled program now…