Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hunting Knife

A coworker told me that her husband makes his own hunting knives and said I could make one with him!  He told me where to go to order the knife blank and once it came in we got together to make it!
I was able to make it out of an Elk antler, and a sheath out of leather.  It turned out really great, and I was able to use it last weekend to slaughter our 7 chickens to make room for the new chicks (our chickens have been eating all their eggs for a year now, so we are starting over with new chicks and our hens are now in our freezer).

Friday, February 6, 2015

Varsity Biathlon

We decided to do the Varsity Biathlon Camporee this year for our winter campout at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden Utah.  Unfortunately we only had two boys that were able to come, so, since it was in town, we decided to give the other boys something to be jealous of.  We went to the camp and set up our site, then drove to The Pie Pizzaria to have pizza.
Map of the Fort
We stopped off and saw the newly remodeled Ogden LDS Temple on our way to dinner:

The next morning we did the biathlon and had fun doing the race and shooting black powder rifles!
Oh, and for breakfast we had "Tongan Pancakes".  They were really good!

The weird thing about this time, was that it was 60 degrees for our WINTER CAMPOUT!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hot Springs Campout

For our annual Hot Springs Campout we camped at Diamond Fork Campground, then after setting up camp we drove to the trailhead and then we hiked up the 2.5 miles to Diamond Fork Hot Springs and soaked for about an hour before the night life started coming up so we packed up and hiked back down.  People have spent quite a bit of time creating pools to soak in so you can actually sit down in it!
On the hike back down we realized that one of our boys had done everything for his hiking merit badge except for one 10 mile hike (he'd already done a 20 mile in one day hike, and four 10 mile in one day hikes), so we asked if he would like to hike back to camp and he did!  So he and a couple of us leaders hiked down to the campground and finished his 10 miles!  Then when we got to camp the others had dinner waiting and ready for us!