|Some people opted out of the group photo, so this is only about 3/4 of the people that came on Sunday.|
Then on Sunday we had our usual monthly Paleoplanet gathering in Pasadena and I got to show my friend Marianne how to use an atlatl. And I'm getting better too. Two days of practice in a row really helped. My fletching is coming all undone so I had to re-tie it and re-glue it with Superglue, and it still came off again. I'm hard on feathers, that's for sure. The fletching tape failed completely.
I also shot my bow and arrows and did pretty good until my arms started to get tired. Then I couldn't aim anymore and gave it up for the day. We had a great turn-out even though it was Father's Day. I got to see Derrick and his new baby, and Ken and Barbara were there with baby Jack. Lots of people were there that I didn't know. Mike was there with a woman spinner. My friend Tessa just got back from England so her and her mom came to work on bows.
Guy finished his bow and got to shoot it for the first time. Now comes the fun part of decorating it, adding a handle and putting on a finish.
We had people spinning, knitting, bowmaking, woodworking, log splitting, and spear chucking all day.
|Derrick with a longbow|
|Ayana and son.|
|Mario's tiny arrows|
|What a great way to celebrate Father's Day|
|One of Mario's sons shows off his shell necklace.|
|Mike works on spinning|
|Our two archery babies|
|Guy shoots his new bow for the first time|
|Marianne tries the atlatl|
|Lynn gives the atlatl a try|
|You never know when you might have to protect yourself from a wooly mammoth|