Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Confessions of a Southern Appalachian Ramp Eater

We've had a nice visit with Scott (Schooner) and Megan (no trail name) from Indiana. They are staying at the house for a "zero" day today as the snow showers fly, and we've really enjoyed the company.
Jeff and I went and dug ramps yesterday and we came out with Black Betty to Miss Janet's Hostel in Franklin this morning and cooked up a big breakfast with lots of pungently delicious ramp goodness! We cooked up 10 pounds of potatoes, 5 pounds of sausage, 6 dozen eggs, tons of ramps, and Jeff even brought a pan of his killer cheesy biscuits along. Hikers filled plates to overflowing and everyone ate to their hearts content.
The smell of ramps filled the air as Miss Janet enthralled us with the tale of her unintended night spent in the woods (the night before) as she got turned around and off trail while she went to retrieve her dog. All in all a great morning!

AT hikers ready for a ramplicious breakfast.

Ramp cookers: Jeff, Hometown, and Schooner going all rampy!

Hometown sharing photos of his hike with Megan, Schooner, and Jeff.

Wyatt loving on Megan.