Things I learned this weekend:
1. Camping in the cold is fine as long as you have an enormous campfire.
2. I sleep a lot better when camping.
3. I think I have mild tinnitus. I’ve noticed this previously, but it seems worse now.
4. Poison ivy is the work of the devil.
I continue to suffer as the infection spreads to different parts of my body. It is hideous to see on the body parts that I expose to the world, and worse on parts that aren’t. As I type this I am debating going to a doc in a box to seek a prescription to knock it out of my system. Mark my words, all future non-farming gardening will be done in the same head-to-toe attire that I wear hashing.
Other than my body continually throwing me health curveballs the weekend was quite fun. I camped with a group at Hard Labor State Park.
Friday night’s campers were treated to chili for dinner, followed by a beer cheese paring walk. Here are the six pairings that were served up.
1. Beer, Faubourg Brewing Beignet au Lait; Cheese, Sharp Cheddar
2. Beer, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Kentucky Coffee Barrel Stout; Cheese, GruyÃ¨re
3. Beer, Lagunitas the Waldo’s Special Triple IPA; Cheese, Havarti
4. Beer, Duvel Belgian Strong Blond; Cheese, Brie
5. Beer, Bell’s Expedition Stout; Cheese, Bleu
6. Beer, Boulevard Stuff of Legend Stout; Cheese, none (because there was chocolate)
At each station you were provided with a sampling of each pairing.
On Saturday Bonnie and I laid a hash-like trail through the woods and trails. As hash-like trails go, it was nothing to write home about, but it was an opportunity for the campers to get out and get a little exercise.
Yesterday was mostly spent packing up camp, returning home, sharing a couple of beers, and then flopping on the futon for the remainder of the day and night. I didn’t want to rush about in order to get to Peachtree City for Black Sheep, but from the signup list that I saw I kind of wish that I had because there were some names on there of people who normally don’t make it out. Oh well.
Today? Well, maybe a (hopefully) short doctor visit. Then I need to return to farming. It’s going to beautiful weather for the next three days and then a cold front is supposed to bring rain and cold weather back to Atlanta.
Tonight’s hash starts at Oakland Cemetery, so if my poison ivy suffering allows me to hash, I probably will do so.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend.