Bear's Father's Day "2014"

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  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear's Father's Day "2014"

    We had a Great Day at Bear Jr's Cave. He turned his Big Green Egg loose on some nice Delmonico Steaks, and some Smoked Stuffed Baked Taters for the 4 of us.

    It was a Beautiful Day too. It wasn't even raining, for a change!!

    I also got to feed the fish----Trout, Catfish, and anything else that showed up.

    He also surprised me with a new seat for my old Gravely----It really needed one badly!!!


    Thanks for looking,

    Bear







    Here's the Twin Eggs. When only one is needed, it's always the Big Green one




    Four nice Delmonico Steaks getting started:




    Getting some Grill Marks:




    Delmonicos, Smoked Stuffed Baked Taters, and Garden Salad:




    Close-up of my favorite part:




    While I was waiting I snapped a Pic of Bear Jr's Backyard Fireplace:




    I also got to feed the fish. Hope you can see the mess of Trout in this pic:




    This one is easier to see with the light colored bottom. He's about 18", and he likes to lay right where the Spring water enters the pond:




    My Father's Day present??? Bear Jr bought me a new seat for my 29 year old Gravely & mounted it for me. 
    The old one was all cracked and had a few years worth of duct tape holding it together:
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin food and fish.

    I would have them all caught out of there.

    That's one tractor you cant kill.  They run forever.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Like a great meal and a good time! Happy Fathers Day!
     
  4. I used to have a Gravely looked just like that!  Sold it with the house 25 years ago, been walking behind a mower ever since.  Man, I miss that ole' girl...

    Thanks for sharing Bear, sounds like a good father's day.
     
  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome day Bear.

    Love the pics

    Happy belated Fathers Day!
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!!

    Yeah---We wait for the fish to be the right size. Next Spring a lot of Trout & Catties should be between 12" & 18"----Perfect. If some get too big for frying or grilling, those will be ripe for Smoking.

    As for my Baby:

    I bought that Gravely when it was a Baby, 29 years ago.
    4 years ago when it turned 25 yrs old, my Son bought me a Zero Turn Cub Cadet, so I could semi-retire my Gravely. Every year I had to switch from mower deck to snowblower, and turn the back wheels inside out & put the chains on & the concrete blocks on the back.
    Now since we wanted the old Gravely to last even longer, we semi-retired it to snowblowing only, so I can leave the blower & blocks & chains on, and leave the wheels in the inside out narrow track position. So that blower stays on that Gravely 365 days a year![​IMG]

    I already had more trouble with that Cub in 4 years than the Gravely in 29 years. 
    That Gravely has always been awesome. It mowed for 25 years, the first 15 was over 4 acres, and it snow blew over 1/4 mile of Driveway for it's first 10 years.

    Bear
     
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Grats! Always important to protect that posterior as you get older! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Case!!!

    And I know you had a Great Father's Day with those Boys of yours!!

    Bear
    Thanks Swede!!!

    Oh Yeah---That thing's a Workhorse!!

    Bear
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks like ya had a great time Bear.... Good fam, good food, feed the fish & even gotcha a new seat ! That's awesome, good for you buddy ! :biggrin:
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks SQWIB!!

    Back atchya!!

    Bear
    Amen to That, Johnny old friend!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Justin!!

    Yup---Payback time----That kid takes good care of "The Old Man"!!

    Bear
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a great meal!

    You obviously raised that kid right.

    Suffering from "Old Timers' Disease"?

    I got two Fathers' Days this year. 

    Celebrated it one week early in total bliss.

    No problem?  Just celebrated it again a week later!  [​IMG]

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2014
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What could be better than good food and good times with family? Nothing! Here's to the Father!

    Disco
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Merv & Disco!!

    Bear
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Next spring, huh?

    I will have to remember that.
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah---They taste better in the Spring anyway. I hope to be ready!

    Bear
     
  17. Wow Bear!

    What an outside setup and terrific place and then fish even to gaze at, and the food, family, and fun you must have had!

    It all looked and sounded spectacular!!!

    So terrific to see!

    Cheers! - Leah
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Leah!!

    Yes it was a Great time!!

    Bear
     

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