The days are getting shorter, there is a crisp chill to the air, and many of the seals are heading back to sea. This can only mean one thing…it is time for Thanksgiving!!
As the token Yank on the island, I have attempted to teach the group all about Thanksgiving–that it is a day to gather with friends and family, eat loads of turkey and pie, and be thankful. Of course this has resulted in everyone just saying ‘thank you’ to everything.
“Thank you for holding the door!”
“Thank you for passing the butter!”
“Thank you for this fork!”
“Thank you for saying thank you!”
“No thank you!”
In making a short list, we have decided that we are most thankful for warm burning fires, chocolate, females that do not wander off while we are trying to observe them, the occasional break in the rain and chocolate again.
But, I am particularly, very thankful for one thing. That somehow, during the food packing stage, a can of pumpkin managed to find its way on to the island. So, for the first time in 4 years, I am actually able to make pumpkin pie for fieldwork thanksgiving!!
On non-pie related topics, we are up to 20 females total but only four still on the island!