Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm

On the Road Again

It’s vacation time! Ironman and I are spending six days in Idaho’s Owyhee canyonlands — a vast, scenic expanse of rough canyons, steep hills, sagebrush, antelope, and sky.

I’m spending much of my time horseback, participating in the Owyhee Canyonlands Pioneer multi-day endurance race. Technically, my mare and I are doing Limited Distance (30 mile races) rather than endurance (50+ mile races) because this is her first year in the sport and she’s not quite fit for endurance yet. Still, we hope to rack up 85 miles throughout the week.

Ironman, meanwhile, is splitting his time between volunteering in ridecamp and exploring the glories of Idaho with a fly rod in one hand and his rifle in the other. Hmm…maybe we’ll get another meal of trout and chukar out of the deal!

If not, we’re still eating well and as primal as possible. Planning primal meals for a whole week in camp is a bit tougher than it was for just the weekend race we attended last month. I’ve packed a variety of cold, cooked meats, tinned and smoked fish, avocados, eggs (hardboiled and raw), Primal Energy Mix, nut butters, Larabars, sliced veggies, fresh fruits, primal dressings and dips, and possibly some adult beverages, just in case.

We take our vacation food seriously, Ironman and I…but not too seriously. 😉

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