In mid July, we were treated to the sight of a playful fox in bright daylight. I was unable to load the video until we had a strong enough signal. It takes two minutes to view it if you click on the link below.
Today is moving day. We are headed for Mystic, Connecticut for a few days.
Last night, we said our goodbyes to Donna and Bob where they treated us to thin crust Italian Pizza at Ricardos. When we returned to Dartmouth, Donna presented Jim with a french meat pie she made especially for him, her first effort at meat pie.
The recipe is:
l lb. ground pork shoulder
1 lb. ground beef
2 stalks of celery and
1 onion chopped fine.
2-3 med. potatoes mashed
2 Tblspns Bells Poultry Seasoning
Ground Clove and salt and pepper to taste.
Saute meat & drain off fat.
Add chopped vegetables and saute until tender.
Add mashed potatoes and seasonings and mix thoroughly.
Prepare your favorite pie crust for a 10″ pie plate. Load in meat mixture. Add top crust and place foil on the crimped edges to prevent burning. Pierce top crust with fork. Bake at 425* 30 to 35 minutes.
One treat while parking in son Jim’s yard was enjoying the foxes that cruise through in the early morning, usually with a mouth full of freshly killed squirrel. Moving quickly, we attempted several times to get pictures of them, without much luck. Normally, they arrive in the early half light after dawn. But, this little fellow above, treated us to a great display in the bright early morning son. We caught him on video, below:
I tried to load the 2 minute video of “foxy” but it was going to take 71 minutes and I gave it up. Here, instead is a very small snatch of the 2 minute video, a hint of the fun. He tossed his prey and played with it and danced, walked the wall, cavorted and attempted to play with the kids half deflated soccer ball.We are on solar for several days right now at Rocky Neck State Park camping with Jim’s family. I’ll get it loaded into You Tube and provide a link to the full video some time down the line when I have full power. Its a rare sight.
This is Jim, his sister-in-law, Kathy and wife Wendy. A family tradition for years, camping at Rocky Neck.
Father Jim visits with Kathy’s husband, Dave, next to their trailer where he is cooking the potatoes on a barbeque.
Jaime and cousins Sara and Ben have their own dining tent.
Stopping to talk to old friends on the road is common. The families have met other families here and meet them again and again from year to year.
Joceylyn and Sara were able to catch a signal from the motor home and connect with friends via computer. They arrived at Rocky Neck several days ago. This camp ground does not have hook-ups. A real get-a-way for parents.
Dave seems to be chief cook, here. Later, during the evening, the moon came out and we enjoyed sitting around the fire. The kids spent part of the day at the beach or just running free with friends all over the grounds which are spacious and well treed.