Monday, November 7, 2011

Feast of Tabernacles 2011 – Camp

It’s a quiet Sabbath at Make-It-Do Farm.  It hasn’t really sunk in that the Feast is over and we probably won’t see our dear friends again until next October.  But it’s good to be in a house again, see my critters again, and just rest.  I’m coming down with a cold, I think…


The Too Awesome Chuck Box my spouse made for me.  Needs a little tweaking for next year, but was wonderful.  Packed all my cooking/dining items in it (except the grill).  You can google “Boy Scout patrol box” and find plans to build one.


Tables and shelves are wonderful.  You really don’t want to work out of boxes on the ground for ten days.  In the corner there are the hanging shelves we made.  Bobby strung the plywood pieces together with rope so they collapse nicely and I added upholstry fabric around the sides and back.  I stuck a spare vinyl tablecloth behind it because we were expecting rain.  You can see a couple hammocks set up in the back.  Farra & Bobby hammocked the whole time, our friend Christian part of the time, Atira and Seth part of the time.


Dinner the first night.  Burgers.


Bobby & Christian, my AWESOME new 1-minute tent.


Most of our dinners were cooked at home and frozen in 1-gal Ziplock bags.  To prepare dinner all I had to do was dump it into the Dutch oven and pop it on the campfire.  Here the oven doubles as a sock dryer.  Welcome to Hillbilly Camping 101.DSCF2358

Royal watching Christian take a turn with the hand chain saw, cutting some dead wood scrounged from the forest.  The guys faithfully kept the fire going all week.


Good morning!  Hard to keep a gazillion blankets and sleeping bags tidy… but we did stay warm, even on the 31° night.

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Two hammocks, poorly made by us, gave out on our dear friend, but someone gave Christian this tent.  We moved his “storage” tent into it, so he had a closet. 




  1. Oh, looks like you had a joyful time! We sure would have loved to have been there, but we couldn't be in two places at once... we missed you all... was hoping to see you at MO.... Love you girl, give everyone hugs from us.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time =) I just found your blog, via Seeking the Narrow Way =) It is nice to "meet" you =) Shalom, shalom!