Feeding the branding crew has always been a Big Deal. Everyone is working hard and has quite the appetite. This branding would have been on the top of the mountain, creating challenges of its own. Heat would be a campfire or what could be brought up in a wrapped pot to keep it as warm as possible… Cool would be spring water a mile distant, so it may not have been used, or ice from the ice house, if there was any left this time of year…
The women show off their contributions to dinner.
No date on this photo.
(Getting ready to cook our first of two branding dinners next week… this seemed very appropriate!)