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by Swallow
Mon Jul 02, 2012 06:03
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Happy Canada day
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Well I spent Canada day weeding the garden, now if we could just get rid of the political weeds in Ottawa we'd be good to go.

Yup nothin like a six pack and a hoe to celebrate Canada day.

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by Swallow
Wed Jun 27, 2012 23:49
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Colorado fires
Replies: 24
Views: 7832

It is very sad. This is the first that I have heard of this fire, living without television or news papers has it's advantages but also it's downsides. I too live in the forest surrounded on all sides by miles and miles of oak and fire is a constant worry. My thoughts are saddened by this news and m...
by Swallow
Fri Jun 22, 2012 22:49
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Life Stinks
Replies: 16
Views: 5431

Cabonaia wrote:Your smokehouse sounds well worth saving. Care to show a picture of it?
I would but the hassle of posting pictures in this forum makes it too much like work. Sorry.
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by Swallow
Fri Jun 22, 2012 21:00
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Life Stinks
Replies: 16
Views: 5431

So Sorry to hear about the smoke house. Just read this home made fix for skunk on wood at this site: http://sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/science-updates/skunk-removal/ "Wood: You can wash it with a mixture of three percent hydrogen peroxide and a quarter cup of baking soda per quart of hydrogen...
by Swallow
Fri Jun 22, 2012 15:26
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Life Stinks
Replies: 16
Views: 5431

I imagine that fire will be the only cure, the one saving grace is that my smokehouse is made of mortared up field stone with an insulated steel liner and as such is all but fireproof except for the cedar shakes on the roof . I figure that I might use something like an low volatility odorless paint ...
by Swallow
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:50
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Life Stinks
Replies: 16
Views: 5431

Life Stinks

I mean life really stinks. Last night the little woman gets woke up around two am to let the dogs out for a pee or at least that is what she thought they wanted. It wasn't. They headed for the smoke house yarping and snarling as only Dobermans can. Someone and I ain't saying who had left the door on...
by Swallow
Tue Jun 05, 2012 17:47
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1223
Views: 295914

Yeah thinkin about rebuilding mine too, the firebox is shot and the boiler leaks like a sieve and the little woman keeps bitchin about the smoke in the house, besides shoven the coal through that little tiny wienie slot in the front is just a pain. Might even upgrade to one of those new fangled mode...
by Swallow
Fri May 18, 2012 21:04
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: [USA] Pickled Sausage - Pickled Eggs
Replies: 32
Views: 23031

fresh eggs take up to three weeks to develop a thin layer of air beneath the membrane between the shell and the egg white, making them much easier to peel. Who can wait three weeks? Then they are not fresh any more. When boiling "fresh" eggs, add 1/4 cup of salt to the boiling water and your fresh ...
by Swallow
Thu Mar 29, 2012 19:10
Forum: Offal products
Topic: [USA] Braunschweiger - Liver Sausage
Replies: 29
Views: 32019

Looks Offal good will have to try that sometime.

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by Swallow
Mon Mar 26, 2012 20:59
Forum: Microbiology of meat and products
Topic: coloration of dry-cured salami
Replies: 27
Views: 21849

Shucks, the best solution is just have patience and wait it out... but have plenty of refreshing liquid libation on hand to reduce the pain. :wink: Best Wishes, Chuckwagon Yeah Patience is a virtue and all that crap, but when it comes to salami it's easier to have enough liquid libation to induce a...
by Swallow
Sun Mar 25, 2012 23:09
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Oak for smoking?
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Here in Manitoba we have three types of oak Red, White and Scrub. The Scrub oak grows in the most inhospitable places and grows very slowly and is simply beastly hard and is the preferred wood for smoking in these parts as well as for fence posts. As far as the white and red oak I would tend to go w...
by Swallow
Sun Mar 25, 2012 14:15
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Sometimes bargains just happen
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

Of course they do CW it's the Bill they have trouble paying for.

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by Swallow
Thu Mar 22, 2012 03:53
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Good to find
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Speaking of pink slime, have you ever tried "potted meat product?? Back in my college days, it was cheap and looked like deviled ham and I used to make sandwiches with it. ...a little mustard and lettuce and tomato, and yum! One day, I had some extra time before an afternoon class and decided to fr...
by Swallow
Wed Mar 21, 2012 23:23
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Good to find
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Good to find

Well it finally happened, I found a Good and honest butcher, About a year and a half ago a butcher shop opened in a town about thirty miles from my place, I hadn't paid much attention to the place save for picking up some huge beef leg bones for my Dobermans at five bucks a bone, same bones in the p...
by Swallow
Thu Mar 08, 2012 05:36
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback
Topic: Map
Replies: 15
Views: 10124

Hey! Way cool! You can see the smoker in my backyard. :cool: No. Wait. That's the hot tub with all the rubber duckies in it. Rubber Duckies???? Hell I thought that was a Jimmy Dean Decoy wearing a raincoat and that is way cool, but it won't work without the call. Sounds a lot like a fox call but ha...