Thursday, August 9, 2012

Random ~ By Niki

Jeremiah Hamrick & Dad went fishing together, they portaged through 5 lakes before stopping to fish. There were several lakes close to each other, with land separating them. The men took a canoe, fishing gear, cooler, lunch, etc.. and rowed through one lake then would carry the canoe and stuff over land to the next lake, row through it, carry the canoe over the land to the next lake... That is portaging. They were wore out when they came home.  Here are the Northern Pike that were the biggest. They came home with a total of 4. 

Aaaaaand...... back on the homefront..... some Turner girls & the Hamrick girls made clown hats with tissue paper & came giggling upstairs complete with cottonball clown noses!  
Hank and Jr put together this wooden ship.  
We flayed the fish at the Hamricks, all the children were having a hands-on science lesson, touching the fish guts, heads, etc...Aspen even popped the eyes out! Isn't it wonderful that God formed each living thing?

Hot Cocoa Time! Mmm! Dad, Mom, & Hank gets coffee, we get Hot Cocoa!  Now I know some of you are thinking..Hot chocolate in the middle of summer?? Let me inform you, that summer everywhere is not the same.  50's to 60's alot and there have been days in the 70's.  Dad loves this weather! 
-Hunter Lee- It was sprinkling & Hunter saw my umbrella & wanted his turn...He also has his boots & makeshift belt on!  Having lived in the desert for almost 5 years, it seems like it (it does) rains alot here!
Story Time in Gus! 
David had a car dolly setting around & Dad got some free hollowcore doors at a garage the car dolly became a trailer for hauling trash to the dump. 
The trailer & its constructer. :) See the eyehole? (doorknob hole) heehee

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Panning for Gold~ Post by Niki

David Long Family-Sunday Evening Picture Time!! SMILE! 

Here was the group that was taking pictures of  David & Holly's family... the Denny Wray Family! 

Some of the Wray's wanted to go 'panning for gold', so the Sunday evening that the Wrays were at the Long's, Lenoard asked Dad if he could drive a suburban of people to Hatcher Pass Area, for Gold Panning, Dad said sure. Then we found out that our suburban would be totally empty & Dad said our whole family could go!!
Tyler & Amber Deaton, Derrik & Courtney , Lenoard & Cannan Deaton, & Kelsley Benedict were among the Wray's that went. 
We thought we found some gold, so we got a container from the Suburban & put the flakes of 'gold' in it. After we got back to Wasilla Area, we discovered that is was not gold, but it was ??????, "fake gold".
Amber & I, on top of a huge rock, at the Hatcher Pass Area. One of our 'panning for gold' sites we stopped at.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Science & Supper: Post by Nikita

Science & Supper is a once-a-month get-together that David's takes turn hosting with the group they fellowship with. Joshua & Ami McClain hosted July's S&S, it was up at  Hatcher Pass Area. We learned the poisoneous & edible plants. One plant produces berries & is so poisoneous that 1 berry could kill a child & 2 could kill an adult. 

Hiking up to the top of the hill. 
Each family took their own supper. We hiked up-hill &there was a big flat parking area we stopped, ate, &  me, Louisa, &the McClain boys had brought some edible plant to share. 

Louisa & Miciah (mi-KI-a)-Flower Lovers  There was a huge patch of Daisys that we had fun picking. I also love flowers! I got a nice boquet, as did most everyone. 
 This is a waterfall you could view from the top of the mountain we hiked up. 
This picture covers about a 1/16 of the entire Daisy patch. The purple flower is fireweed, it is edible. You can make jams, jellies, add it to salads, & more with the Common Fireweed. 
Having a great time of fellowship.
Mrs. Rose placed Daisys in the girls hair. Some had crowns,
others just had them placed in their headbands & braids.
Abby & Aspen