A peaceful day for father and son that get along so well. Used a recipe for cooking the turkey suggested by chef, Alton Brown. First rub the bird down well with cooking oil and cook it at 500F for 30 minutes, then down to 350F for the remainder (depending on weight of bird), covering only the breast with a triangle shaped piece of tin foil. Then keep covered for 30 minutes after cooking to let the juices soak in. Wow, what a difference. Learned this from Eric a couple of turkeys ago. He also enjoys cooking, especially wild game.
Back to work tomorrow and he will be up and on the road to Tom's place by 0300, as they are an hour later in Houghton County. Needs to have his bait pile out and be in Tom's blind by five our time.
Re-shot this scene early this afternoon and like this version better than the original. Hope you survived another holiday.
"There is something about this process, and about the whole 8 x 10 [camera] business, that takes it out of the arena of the snapshot, even though, of course, I'm always desperate for that feeling. I wanted those family pictures to look effortless. I wanted them to look like snapshots. And some of them did." Sally Mann
Now 0330 and Eric is on his way to hunt. Snow predicted to start in a few minutes. It is about a 1.5 hour drive, through Ontonagon County, just over the border into Houghton County to get to Toms, past Trout Creek. Wish I had today off, but plan on a week off with Aiden for our usual Chirstmas vacation winter outing here. The one up side to having to deal with another holiday.