FC: MacKenzie Camp 2011
1: Most everybody loves a crawfish boil. - fresh crawfish caught under the dock, corn on the cob, new potatoes, onions, sausage , carrots, lemon and celery, with Old Bay spices, garlic butter and various dipping sauces. Justin Scherrman, Des Moines, Iowa joins Dick and Boomer at the table.
2: A bucket of crawfish fresh from the lake A couple crawfish cooked and ready to eat!
4: Jo Adams, Prairie City, Iowa and Mary.
5: Justin, Dick and Mike.
7: Preparing for the stone wall behind the fireplace.
8: Mary adding oil to the cedar walls.
9: Progress is slow - but it's only year two of a 30-year project. What's the hurry? Camp is very useable at this stage. | My little laptop and wireless router (bottom right) keep me connected, even from camp. Some say I've sold out. Maybe so, but I love it!
10: Above, from left: Mary, Amy and Henry Wall, Dick, Bob Lorinczi (Vernon, BC), Kai and Moyra Koivukoski. Below: Mary, Dick, Bob Lorinczi.
11: Above, from left: Graham and Sharon Yule, Twyla Nickolson (Southern Ontario), Mary and Dick, Steve Nickolson (former land surveyor in Sioux Lookout, now retired in Southern Ontario), and Boomhauer (Boomer) in front. Left, closest: Dick's mother Madeline Dodge (Sun City Center, Florida) and Mary.
12: Bounty of the lakes! Dick, above, with Smallmouth Bass. Bob Lorinczi, below, with Northern Pike.
13: Walleye in hand. Walleye in pan.
14: Dick, Liz Lorinczi (Vernon, BC), Mary enjoying a nice sunny July morning. Blair Hutchings (Kenora) and Mary with a walleye breakfast.
15: Wednesday, above: Tomatoes transplanted into patio boxes. Friday, below: Tomato and patio boxes after cultivation by black bear.
17: Muddy bear footprints and smears on the patio door. Mary with Spanish coffee in the hot tub.
18: Thanksgiving turkey in the barbeque. | Potatoes and sausages on the indoor wood stove.
19: Pork roast and baked beans on the barbeque. | Barbeque baked corned beef hash and eggs in acorn squash bowls.
20: Fresh Walleye. Fresh Walleye fillets.
21: Fried Walleye, basted egg, pan fried potato slices and bacon. Breakfast on the deck fit for kings and queens.
22: Mary and one of her puzzles. A very serious discussion of the evening menu.
24: Pine Grosbeaks and tomatoes.
25: A little bit of spring ice and what to do with it!
27: Tanya Nugent and Mike McCarl, and dogs, skied out for a visit.
28: A certain friend wearing the safety helmet getting ready to go in the bathroom. We learned from experience that a tumble off the composting toilet can be pretty ugly.
29: Boat trips to camp - spring and fall.
31: THE YELLOW SNOW - Fill a glass with clean, fresh snow, add two ounces of single malt scotch. It's a slushy like no other.