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  Logan shows off his model boat.

Update from the field:
Micah Fink, Field Producer


Recent encounters with nature have brought even more excitement to the frontier. The Clunes, one of our three frontier families, came face to face with a sleepy rattlesnake while cutting hay in their hay meadow. The beast was four feet, four inches long from nose to tip, and as it rattled threateningly, it was pinned to the ground with a pitchfork and quickly dispatched. The Clunes decided to preserve the hide by removing the flesh, pinning the skin to a board, salting it thoroughly, and letting it dry in the sun. The skin is now on display outside the Clunes' cabin. The Clunes counted eleven rattles at the end of the tail, and they also decided to try the meat. Mrs. Clune decided not to participate, but Aine and Tracy, both 15, prepared the snake flesh by rolling it in flour, and
 


Aine and Tracy, both 15, prepared the rattlesnake by rolling it in flour, and frying it in a pan.


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Logan in the chicken coop. Read his profile.
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frying it in a pan. There was relatively little meat, lots of small bones, and the general consensus was that it looked like fish, but tasted like chicken. The frontier families have also seen brown bears, lots of deer, and they often hear the soulful sound of coyotes howling in the night.





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