Homesteading and Livestock

Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.

Add to My MSN

Start The Day Right With A Good Breakfast

9/20/2011 10:29:48 AM

Tags: Cool days, elk bugling, breakfast outside, Bruce McElmurray

Bruce McElmurray Grilling 

There is crispness in the air, the aspen leaves are turning yellow,  the elk are bugling, the sun is just coming up so the time was right to cook our cowboy breakfast on the wood stove outside. Potatoes sliced just right along with special seasoning that comes from Syracuse, N.Y., eggs over easy with just a touch of dill, and a nice thick piece of fried Spam. Coffee and juice add to the complete outdoor experience. To add a pastoral component there was a doe deer and her two small fawns feeding out back.  

We have not had much of an opportunity to cook breakfast outside this summer since it was so dry from the drought. It was unsafe even though the wood stove is pretty much air tight and the wind cap has an over kill spark arrestor on it. We had the fire ban lifted a few weeks ago but it was still far to dry in my opinion to cook outside. With the recent rain we have received the past few days the ground and trees are wet enough where I felt safe to cook breakfast outside.  

So this morning seemed like just the right day to cook breakfast outside. Something about eating outside brings out all the flavor in food and it just seems to taste better cooked over a wood fire in the fresh air. So with a very slight breeze, the deer in the back yard, the elk bugling; today was the day to have that long-awaited breakfast. We were not disappointed and the fresh air and good food makes a good start to any day.  



Related Content

3 Great Ways to Sleep Outdoors

Late summer's hot days give way to cool nights--perfect for sleeping under the stars. Spend a few ni...

From Grain Bin to Bed and Breakfast

A family comes together to transform an everyday grain bin into a great new space for a Bed and Brea...

Stay Cool This Summer With Natural Cooling Methods

Use naturally cool nighttime air to provide summer comfort. It's a lot easier than you think and it ...

Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley

Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozark...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 










Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.