Lee and I spent Thanksgiving week down in Oregon, we were in La Grand with the Hart side of the family for the actual holiday. Great times were had by all, it was wonderful for Lee to catch up with family he has not seen in years and for me to get to meet more family members. The menfolk did lots of hunting and were successful with 3 elk, and the womenfolk did lots of cooking, crafting, knitting, and shopping.
Aunt Mona and Zane
Lee & baby Scarlett
Felicia and Kevin (cousins)
Grandma Hart and Diane
Lee and his Grandma Hart (she was making her infamous sourdough pancakes!)
Brent and baby Scarlett
Elk #1 Dave’s:
Not an easy task … They earned their Thanksgiving dinner and healthy helpings of Victoria’s and Grandma Hart’s pies!
Elk #2 Doug’s:
Elk #3 Brent’s:
Modern day technology greatly assists in dragging out large beasts!
Dave manually hauling out his elk hide. If you give the hide to the local butcher (who is also a tanner), he gives you a pair of elk leather gloves!
Proof of the beneficial nutritional value of game compared to beef:
Grandma Phelps, Lee, Dave: