raisins into a pot with a little water and
placed them over the
fire. Justin was surprised when
Grandpa put flour in a
separate pan. He used his fist to
make a hole right in the
middle of the flour. In that hole
he placed some shortening.
Then he added water.
his long delicate fingers he mixed the flour, water, and
shortening until he had a nice round mound of dough.
smooth circles of biscuits sat in an iron
skillet with a lid on top.
Grandpa put the skillet on the
fire with some of the red-hot chips
scattered over the lid.
Justin was amazed. How could only those
ingredients make a
good bread? But he said nothing
Grandpa put the chunks of smoked pork in a skillet and
the smell was so delicious, Justin could hardly
Grandpa suggested that Justin take the horses to
drink at the
stream. "Keep your eyes open and don't
step on any snakes."