Monday, May 07, 2012

"Sorry Boys! It's Beans Again!"

At last!  I thought I would never get this fellas finished.  I think the problem was that it's been so long since I did a cook scene I'd forgotten just how to do it.   Still, I think he turned out pretty good and I really like the title as you can almost see the wranglers in background with various sour looks on their faces.

I used ash right out of my shop stove to color the bottom of the oven and for the coals on the lid and underneath the dutch.  Also sprinkled a few around my logs in the fire.  For the logs I used twigs but blackened them with a torch.  Funny, when I torched them there was actually a little fire going on.  Looked really neat when I blew it out and the smoke curled up through the tripod.    The shovel sort of rounds out the scene as that area would be kind of empty otherwise.

So, I hope you like him as much as I do and I sure hope the ramrod lets them dispatch a steer soon so those boys don't revolt and take it out on our little cook.  More photos in the gallery and your comments are appreciated.


  1. Great job Lynn! The only negative thing I have to say is that there is so many great things to look at I think I missed my own supper bell ringing! Thanks for sharing with us all.

  2. A fine cook scene...looks like mighty good vittles on this trail drive. Very well done and a pleasure to look at.

  3. Always enjoy (and envy) how you make a carving so complete with the added details make them so interesting. Super carving and the folks seeing it in your Woolaroc exhibit will sure appreciate it as we do.

  4. I love the looks of this cook and I'm sure the beans are as good as they get. Nice job Lynn, fred k