Friday, July 1, 2011

A Good Old Fashioned Tipi Raising

At the beginning of June our Boy Scout den was invited out to a tipi raising. A member's grandma and grandpa generously donated their time, land and tipi for the event. I was quite stoked as I had never been to a tipi raising. It was quite the hit with the boys as well. They pitched in as best they could, but most of the heavy lifting and such was done by the adults or should I say the dads, of course. Another first for me was the event of eating a hobo dinner. Apparently this involves wrapping meat and veggies in foil wrapping and cooking it over a fire. Unfortunately due to winds, ours were grilled. They were still tasty though.

The boys were a bit disappointed as they were to light fires for one of their badges. We were supposed to cook dinner in the tipi, so I totally concur with the feeling of being let down. Perhaps another time. After all, with such gorgeous vistas, who can be disappointed for long?


ellen abbott said...

oh, I remember the Boy Scout days. no tipis sown here though.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Ellen - thank you for the kind comment. I didn't give it any thought as to how the tipi was originally sown together. I don't know if the grandparents did that or they bought it already put together. It was very interesting to watch the kids and adults raise the tipi. Seems like pretty tough work.

Plus which rain clouds loomed the entire time. Gave us a really good sense of what it would have been like to get a tipi up and running before bad weather hit. When it did rain, it was just sprinkles, but it sure did add to the atmosphere.