jenn June 22nd, 2008
Well, its a another rainy day; which is good, because the streams are pretty low here. But today, I’d planned to finally finish up that hide that I have been carrying around with me. A year ago, I fleshed it out and mostly worked it soft while I was at Rivercane Rendezvous.
I didn’t mess with it again until we were out of our stick and brick home. At that time, I pulled it out of the freezer and finished the softening stage. I couldn’t make a fire to smoke it at that campsite. So, I put the hide back in a bag and stuffed it into outside storage.
Since we are talking about staying in this great campsite until my family gathering at the beginning of the month, I thought it would be a great time to finish the hide. So, yesterday, I gathered up some rotten wood to smoke with, some nice (fallen) trees to make a tripod, and started sewing up the hide. Johnny was so excited about the prospect of not having to smell my brain tanned hide when he opened that compartment anymore that he offered to erect the tripod. Such a nice guy. Thanks hun! Nice work.
Sigh, it wasn’t supposed to rain today. Ok, NWS said a 20% chance, but in Florida that means that its not going to rain.
Its ok. I have plenty of time to smoke it and NWS promises that there wont be any rain next week. In the meantime, its been an enjoyable two days of rain. It is so peaceful sitting under the awning listening to the thunder, rain and the stream. Its absolutely beautiful here. The showers come and go. In between them, the butterflies come out and play in the patches of sunlight. I also love the way the dappled sunlight plays on the wet rocks that line the creek when it makes it’s way past the clouds and leaves.
Finally, the rain forest is living up to its name. I hope it rains tomorrow too.