Archives for April 2015

A Double Double Week

Turkey season is underway here in Tennessee and last week was a very rare “double double” for me. On two different days I got to go chase birds with two of the best guys on the planet and on both hunts we each encountered sizable gobblers. As we worked hard together to outsmart the wily longbeards I thought of the verse in Ecclesiastes 4 that says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.” (v. 9) Here’s a picture of the “return” we had at our dinner table!

IMG_2019 Annie outdid herself with this combination of deep fried, fresh wild turkey, cole slaw and a buttered baked sweet potato. It was a perfectly scrumptious way to respect the life of the gobbler that I brought home. (You can find her recipe in our cookbook, “The Hunter’s Cook Book” on our book page.)

And here I am with my two comrades after each hunt. On the left is Lindsey Williams, on the right is Jason Cruise. How grateful I am for their friendship and the fellowship we enjoyed between the sound of goblin’! (Stay tuned for a link to a video featuring the hunt with Jason.)

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“Buffalo Creek”…Dogwood


Dogwood in its original configuration.

Each February 26th since 1972 we remember the 125 people who perished on that day in a raging flash flood that tore mercilessly through the mining community of Buffalo Creek in Logan County, WV.  Caused by a waste water dam that broke, the devastation was incredibly extensive. With this post is a video of the song, “Buffalo Creek” that we wrote about the disaster. It was originally recorded by the trio, “Dogwood” (Steve, Annie, Ron Elder), that we were a part of in the early part of the 1970’s. Joined by our friends and fellow musicians, Lindsey Williams (guitar/slide guitar) and Ken Fletcher (bass), Dogwood presented the song during a reunion concert at Koinonia Coffeehouse on Music Row in Nashville.