Lincoln the Chihuahua – A Kentucky Adventurer

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photo of small black and white Chihuahua fishing on the Cumberland River in Kentucky
photo of black and white chihuahua writing on a laptop.  The Chihuahua is looking at the laptop screen. Lake Cumberland blog post.

Lincoln the Chihuahua is hard at work on his first blog post

LINCOLN THE CHIHUAHUA – A Kentucky Adventurer

Hi everyone, this is my first blog post for the Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission.  I am so excited they asked me to share my love of Kentucky (specifically the Lake Cumberland area) with you!

I have recently moved from the Humane Society in Danville, Kentucky to the Lake Cumberland area of Jamestown & Russell Springs with my new forever family; and I absolutely LOVE Russell County!  There is so much to do and see!  Did you know that there are more rental houseboats in Jamestown, Kentucky than anywhere else in the whole United States – how cool is that!  I told my new family that I can’t wait to set sail on a houseboat.  I also can’t wait to visit the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  I just found out that it is the #1 State Resort Park in Kentucky!  They have loads of trails, horseback riding, a great restaurant, and best of all… all their lodge rooms and cabins are pet friendly!

My first official adventure is going to be at the very famous Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery where I will be trying my hand (haha, paw) at fly fishing at their brand new trout stream, Hatchery Creek.  Hatchery Creek is the only trout stream of its kind in the entire United States — maybe the world!!

Photo of the Hatchery Creek trout stream in Jamestown Kentucky.  The trout stream flows into the Cumberland River.  Blue sky with trout stream

Hatchery Creek Trout Stream “Step Pool”

In addition to outdoor adventure, I love FOOD!  I especially love authentic Kentucky cooking.  I’ll share some of my favorite Kentucky recipes in each blog post.  Being a dog, I especially love meat & Kentucky Burgoo is made with any and all kinds of meat you can think of!  Some people maintain that Burgoo could be from a mispronunciation of the word barbecue, or a mispronunciation of bird stew… I just call it “Delish”!

Kentucky Burgoo:  

  • 2 lbs beef cut from the shank (soup bone included)
  • 1/2 lb. lamb (baby lamb, not mutton)
  • 1 medium sized chicken
  • 2 C diced potatoes
  • Red Pepper to taste
  • 3 C corn cut from the cob
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 “toe” of garlic
  • 2 C diced onions
  • 2 C fresh butter beans or 1 pkg frozen butter beans
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 C minced parsley
  • 2 green peppers, diced, seeds removed
  • 2 C okra, diced
  • 4 qts water or more if needed
  • 12 tomatoes or 1 qt. can

Put the beef, lamb and dismembered chicken in a soup kettle with water, salt, black and red pepper.  An old fashioned iron kettle was specified, but any heavy aluminum or metal kettle with a tight fitting lid will do.  Let this come to a hard boil, reduce the heat, and simmer about 2 hours with the lid on.  Add potatoes, onions, and at intervals of 10 minutes, the butter beans, carrots, green peppers.  Then add corn and simmer for 2 hours or until mixture seems very thick.  Watch carefully so that it does not stick.  Add more water from time to time if needed.

Until Next Time ….   

Black and white Chihuahua wearing a black top hat and sitting in the Lake Cumberland director chair

Lincoln looking dapper in his top hat

Lincoln the Chihuahua  (A Kentucky Adventurer)