Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wadi coming up .. Rocky Mountain Goats

2013 Wadi starts on Thursday of next week ... but of course .. we will start on Labor Day
 

A little of what we do there


The Annual IORMG Wadi will be held at the Husko Meadow.
See everyone there.
Don't forget items for the auction. Those items are what the Foundation relies on for their Goat work.
General Schedule
Thursday, September 6th
Bring a potluck to share for dinner
Friday, September 7th
Fishing beginsGolf TournamentSilent AuctionTLK IndoctrinationBoard/General Membership MeetingCook-off
Three brackets this year, Red Chili, Green Chili, and a stew or gumbo for those who choose.
Saturday, September 8th
Fishing TournamentOpen Bar in the tent (8:00 -10:00 a.m.)Jeep TourGames – Holy Moly, Horseshoes, Cribbage, Mountain GolfLunch provided by the Wandering Herd being helped out by the smaller herds.TLK Induction/Installation of OfficersOpen Bar in the tent after ceremonies, through the Live Auction and dinner.
Sunday, September 9th
FishingBoard MeetingWorship ServiceBreak Camp
Wadi Menu
Saturday, Sept. 8 - Breakfast
Orange Juice and Coffee
Omelet station & eggs “to order”
Biscuits and gravy
Link & Patty Sausage and Bacon
Seasoned Fried Potatoes
Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls
Cereal & Milk


Saturday @ 5 or 5:30 ~ Appetizers for Auction
Jalapeno Poppers
Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Saturday, Sept. 8 - Dinner
Prime Rib
Pan-Seared Tilapia
Green Beans
Mashed Pots
Salads
Rolls
Chocolate Cream Puffs


Sunday, Sept. 9 - Breakfast
Orange Juice and Coffee
Omelet station & eggs “to order”
Biscuits and gravy
Link & Patty Sausage and Bacon
Seasoned Fried Potatoes
Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls
Cereal & Milk

Beverages
Coffee, Iced Tea, and Raspberry Lemonade

This year  we will be in a new location (not govt.. land) Some of us have been diligently working to make this part of the forest unique to us.... more to come

We also are planning a big bash on Thursday evening for the Denver Bronco Football Game
All goats invited

Goats web site

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Swedish Candle

So,
Last weekend the puppies and I met up with a few of our brethren from the "International Order of the Rocky Mountain Goats"  to work on new campsites for our upcoming WADI in September.

Ya See, since the Forest service asked the they be paid a fee (extortion ) for using public land for 3 days ...  the foundation decided to "decline" ( plus being photographed by "Government Agents") (forest service personal) for any infraction they could muster, ( which they found none)  :(  was not cool..

We the Goats had a very generous offer by a private land owner, (across the road from said forest service spot) to move our events to his property .... WE Accepted   :)   ,,,  No extortion necessary

So, since we have a new spot to camp, cook, hold an auction for charity, reconnect with like minded friends, who enjoy the outdoors, like in hunting, fishing, hiking, and pretty much anything else that has to do with the outdoors, we are in the process of clearing areas for campers, fires pits, large tents, and easy walking,

Work is needed to clear underbrush, trim trees, do some grading, and haul away trash (as in stuff that can cause forest fires)

So, last weekend we traveled to the southern part of Colorado to pitch in. We made great progress and will return in about 10 days to do more..

I stayed another day and returned on Monday ( to stay away from horrific traffic)

Doing research on the internet (you tube) awhile back I came across a fella that made Swedish candles out of logs. So I decided to try one out while I was here.

You take a small log and cut a section with a chainsaw, take a butterfly drill-bit ( mine is 1 1/2 inch), drill a hole down from the top, as far as the bit will allow, and then drill another hole from the side.

This candle is  aspen wood.
I started the fire using dry pine needles, it smoked for about 2-3 minutes, then flame came from the top.

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I let it burn for about 20 minutes, after that time it became apparent it may start burning to the outer layers of the log, I then placed it in the fire pit to finish burning.

So. this test made me aware that the Swedish Candle is fun to watch, and must not be left unattended.
They would be great for keeping the fire pit going, and maybe a great way to cook above it in a metal enclosure, taking advantage of the rocket stove effect.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Storm update

The morning after, checked out the area, not bad, according to the weather service we had a mico- burst.

Repaired 5 fence panels that blew down, (Just needed 3 1/2 inch screws) otherwise no other damage..

Later....

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rough weather today


A little rough weather this evening, a supposed tornado went by,

Need to fix some fence, lost power for awhile, will take more pictures tomorrow 
The picture is of 
Won;s liquor Store not far to the east. (less than 1/8 mile)