2013 Goldendale/Thomas Hollow Knap-in Report
The 11th Annual Thomas Hollow Knap-in in Goldendale, WA was once again a resounding success. Hosts Ed and Loretta Thomas provided great accommodations and an atmosphere perfectly suited to flintknappers - not to mention Loretta's superb Egg Fricata Breakfast!
Mick Hill with the Community Point!
Potluck meals are popular at PSK events and are becoming almost a standard. After all it's much easier to make one dish than a whole meal - and it allows much more time for 'socializing'!
Saturday's Potluck dinner - fried chicken, pulled pork, chili rellanos, chili, fruit salad, potato salad, lettuce salad, cakes, pies, cookies, rolls, fruit, etc., etc., etc. Delicious and more than plenty for all!
The traditional Thomas Hollow Sunday Brunch feature Loretta's Egg Fricata - a to-die-for dish of eggs, peppers, tomatos, etc. Also available were pancakes, sausage, sticky buns, lots of coffee, orange and apple juice,
Lead Chef Jim Keffer cutting up ham for the scrambled eggs
Sous Chef preparing the sausage links
One of the ways the PSK helps our knap-in hosts cover the cost of their event is to auction items of interest to flintknappers. These items are all donated by thos in attendance and range from knappable rocks/slabs, knapping tools, Paleo Art as well as items donated by non-knapping attendees - spouses, guests and visitors. It is always fun and there are always great deals!
At almost every PSK event there are other activities than just flintknapping - archery, atlatls, 'Hawk throwing, etc. Here's the archers at Thomas Hollow!
Left to Right - Sam Black, Betty Hensel, Carolyn and Don Wattenbarger, Jim Smith, Joe Greenwell, Riley Hayes