Jackfruit and quail eggs in the Badlands

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Sarah and family had a relaxing week of dispersed camping in the National Forests and Grasslands of Wyoming and the Dakotas, where they learned that cows yodel at night. Before leaving, Sarah emptied the pantry of canned food that would otherwise never be eaten and used them to create a series of delicious, albeit somewhat odd, meals. Each campsite was unlike the last but all were isolated. A midnight storm made Orca the dog cower beneath the sleeping bag and a prairie wind turned the portable outhouse into a wind sock. The desolate beauty of North Dakota was most keenly felt one starry night as the call and response of coyote howls surrounded the tent. The morning light revealed a bear's clawed print in the dried mud.