A Brag Sheet for All the Fun We've Had!

Robinson Ranch Retreat
February 24
We went down to visit Dr. Robinson's alpaca ranch in Moroni, Utah. We had fun cooking alpaca and rounding them up! Check out our pictures on our Facebook page.

 Gun Safety Seminar and Annual Turkey Shoot Seminar and Annual Turkey Shoot
Thursday, November 17 and Friday November 18
The club had some training by Dr. Tom Smith in how to use guns in recreational and work settings and the next day hit the gun range! We did not shoot any live turkeys, but got a lot of paper ones as well as exploding pumpkins! See our Facebook page for some pictures.

Andersen Cabin Retreat
Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15
We had a big turnout on this one! And we had a fantastic time! We dined on elk steaks, drove four-wheelers and explored the beautiful fall scenery around the cabin. See photos in our photo gallery and Facebook page. Feel free to share your own pictures with us on Facebook! We'd love to see them! Some items were having such a good time there, they didn't want to leave! 

Edible Plant Tour

Thursday, October 6
We had some fun sampling different plants on campus, despite the rain! We then enjoyed Acorn bread, Crabapple pie and Sumac lemonade!

Make your own Acorn Flour!

  • Collect acorns. For about three cups of flour, you will need about a grocery bag full.
  • Shell all the acorns. Peel the dark skins so you are left with just the light colored meat. Chop them up!
  • Soak the nuts in water. At this point, they'll taste bitter because of the tannic acid in them. As they soak, the water will turn amber. Pour out the amber water, replacing it with fresh water until the water runs clear. This may take several days.
  • Dry the acorns. Slowly bake them in your oven at no higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit until they are hard. This will take approximately four hours.
  • Grind the acorns in any flour mill.
  • Bake your awesome acorn flour! Substitute the acorn flour half and half with whatever your recipe calls for!

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 24
Our service was a success! With delicious food and friendship, we spread seeds to help a burn scar recover after a fire in Draper City!
Check out pictures in our photo gallery or our Facebook page.

End of Semester Trip 2011!

Where: Kanab, UT; Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; Zion's National Park
When: April 25, 2011 - April 29, 2011

We had a blast! Look for some pictures on our Facebook page!

Our Bird List from the trip:
  • Mallard
  • American White Pelican
  • European Starling
  • American Robin
  • American Coot
  • Redwing Blackbird
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Swainson's Hawk
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Common Raven
  • Northern Harrier
  • House Sparrow
  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Brewer's Blackbird
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Mourning Dove
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Canada Goose
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Pygmy Nuthatch
  • Western Bluebird
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Western Scrub jay
  • Say's Phoebe
  • Canyon Wren
  • Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
  • Black Throated grey warbler
  • White throated Swift
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Juniper Titmouse
  • Cassin's Finch
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Pinyon Jay
  • Black throated Sparrow
  • Domestic chicken
  • Black chinned hummingbird
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Clark's Nutcracker
  • Rock Wren
  • American Kestral
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Western Meadowlark