Venison was a staple on the dinner table when growing up. And a washtub full of jerky was our snack in the winter. A dinner without meat and potatoes and gravy and a vegetable was unheard of. And milk. If any of those had been missing my dad would probably have upended the table.
Buzz on 6th June 2014 @ 7:34am
These guys are in seventh heaven.
I wonder if they are down in the canyon that we saw earlier.
Is that frost or a strip of sunshine? And where is the outhouse?
l.e. on 6th June 2014 @ 10:27am
not sure that many folk, I know we didn't, take pictures of their outhouses i.e. where did that phrase "in seventh heaven" come from? why wasn't it "sixth"? so many questions, so little time.
Arlen Sheldrake on 6th June 2014 @ 1:54pm
Any info on where it is? Looks like Klikitat area, but could be anywhere I guess.
AndyB on 6th June 2014 @ 2:13pm
Looks like the roof of the cabin has been recently repaired, though they didn't bother with the missing shingles in the gable overhangs. The barn roof is missing shingles as well. Wonder what the small new building under construction is going to be used for?
Is anything of this old homestead left today or has the earth reclaimed it?
longshot on 6th June 2014 @ 3:23pm
Longshot, is that a frame for a greenhouse?
Buzz on 6th June 2014 @ 4:06pm
Can any one date the vehicles?
nels on 6th June 2014 @ 5:59pm
Since its a hunting camp, I'm thinking that's a frame for a wall tent. Maybe not used this trip, but when they have more folks. Or for the snorers! The sedan looks to be fairly "modern", as in forties, for the time. And since there wasn't much auto production during war, may be quite new. A better car guy than I will have to chime in!
spinsur on 6th June 2014 @ 8:38pm
Arthur knows much more about Alva Day than I do, but it seems like Alva spent a lot of time in the John Day/Wasco County area, so I am assuming that is where this photo was taken.
Looks like two of those guys might be shirtless and in their long underwear. Maybe the other guy went out early and got his deer.
Any idea what that log lying on legs would be for?
l.e. on 6th June 2014 @ 9:19pm
Spinsur you may be right about hunting camp, but I saw this as the old homestead. An old barn and outbuilding in the picture. Thought the log lying on legs was an easier way to cut firewood with an old hand crosscut saw.
Buzz on 7th June 2014 @ 6:54am
I think we could both be right, Buzz, an old homestead/farm east of us that is now a hunting camp. And if "log on legs" (stumps?) is firewood, then pile of brush is probably also for stove/campfire. Notice the utility trailer hooked up to the sedan behind the brush pile? I think Alva was trying to catch the light on the hill in background and through notch causing patch in foreground.
spinsur on 7th June 2014 @ 7:53am
I had thought the log on legs could have been a hitching rail though low and heavy duty, if so I would have expected a feed trough or something to be next to it. It could be a place to lay logs for drying, Kind of like stacking logs against a tree so the air circulates better, but one would expect to see signs of this activity if is was.
I do think the building frame is for a wall tent. A tent might be dryer, cozier, easier to heat, and more rodent/pest free than the cabin.
longshot on 8th June 2014 @ 12:13pm