This weekend my son and I attended the 33rd annual Trappers’ Rendezvous near Newton, Kansas, along with about 4500 others. I created the following as a new entry in the “Tell a Story in 5 Pictures for Educators” Flickr group, using five of the 165 photos I published this afternoon after we returned. Alexander found an abandoned deer leg (strangely a popular item to trade among the Boy Scouts present) and “traded it up” for turkey feathers and then a railroad spike. The resident blacksmith graciously turned it into a hook, suitable for impersonating Captain Hook at an upcoming Halloween party or other similar festive occasion.

Look Dad! I found a deer leg!

Turkey feathers traded for a deer leg

A railroad spike traded for turkey feathers

The blacksmith heating up the railroad spike

The railroad spike hook!

The hook was certainly a better souvenir of the weekend to bring home than a deer leg!

Please join and submit your own entries to “Tell a Story with 5 Photos for Educators!” I’m sharing this open project (among many other things) tomorrow for teachers in Frontier Public Schools (Oklahoma) in a presentation I’ve titled, “Quick Victories for 1:1 Classrooms.”

H/T to Marco Torres for the term “Quick Victories” used in this context.

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  • Chan

    Wesley the hook is pretty cool but I think my son would have opted for the deer leg. More gross out factor for his sister and mother.

  • http://www.wesfryer.com Wesley Fryer

    Yes, well we did have some Scouts in our troop last year who brought home deer legs, much to the chagrin of their parents… they thought it was very cool.

    I think it’s a sign our kids today need more experiences with hunting and cleaning game. :-)

    Thankfully Alexander was not keen on bringing home a deer leg this year… It was great he found one, however, and it had “high value” for at least some other participants in the rendezvous!

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