Band of Accomplishment

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Band of Accomplishment
Description to combine our evening meal and twelve of us enjoyed our supper together, but the company was the most pleasureable. We had such a good time reminiscing, laughing and singing before we had to say goodnight. Horning always came so early. When we were back at the camp everyone loitered about the fire. We were unusually quiet after having spent such a lighthearted time in the Peacock home. Then Vet relieved the tension when he announced that there was safety in numbers; especially when their little sisters were watching their brothers' every move. Each girl decided to sleep alone in a wagon box and the fellows would sleep under the wagons. They wrapped the rocks in gunny sacks, replacing them with cold rocks in the fire, and took them to bed to keep warm. The fires were banked and after calling goodnight to one another, everything was quiet. The "Wake Up" call came too quickly but we were on our best behavior, so we didn't make too much fuss. The first thing to be done upon arising was to stir the fire up and heat water for a cup of barley coffee or Brigham Tea. "Ellie, have you got the water on?" Charles would call out. While the girls prepared breakfast, each fellow fed, watered and harnessed his own team. A horse would eat all that was put before it, so we cut the amount of hay down and fed then three hands full of oats twice a day. If there was a spring or running water the fellows filled the barrels with fresh water each morning, When the horses got too heated from pulling, they weren't allowed to eat snow. We had to give them small amounts of wate r from the barre1„ While the biscuits baked, flour had to be added to the sour dough so there would be a start for the next meal. When breakfast was cleaned up, we dug the rocks from the fire and divided them into five piles, one for each wagon, then we doused the fires. Heat rises and after wrapping the rocks we put them under our feet for warmth. Wrapped in ou capes and robes with our feet on the rocks was pleasant for awhile, but soon they cooled off. 52
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