Sunday, January 6, 2013
1 Cup soy sauce
1/8 Cup Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
2-3 fresh Habanero or Serrano peppers - Minced
2-3 fresh Jalapeno peppers - Minced
2-3 dried Chinese red peppers (the long skinny ones) - Minced
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
10 turns course ground pepper
1/2 cup water (I will usually rinse out my mini-chopper and measuring cups and count that as the water)
2 pounds thin sliced venison
1 gallon zip-loc bag
Directions: Trim all fat and sinew off meat. Cut into thin strips approx. 1/4 inch or thinner. Mix all ingredients together in zip-loc bag. I prefer to mix in bag because if you mix in bowl and then pour to bag many of the spices stay in the bowl. Add meat and marinate in refrigerator for 48 hours. Dry 6-8 hours.
|Meat in bag ready to refrigerate|
|In refrigerator for 48 hours. I turn and mix every 6-12 hours.|
|The end result after drying 6-8 hours.|
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The devil wanted a place on earth,
A sort of a summer home;
A place to spend vacation,
Whenever he wanted to roam.
So he pondered and picked out Texas,
A place both wretched and rough;
Where the climate was to his liking,
And the cowboys hardened and tough.
He dried up the streams in the canyons,
And he ordered no rain to fall;
He dried up the lakes in the valleys,
Then baked and scorched it all.
When over his barren country,
He transplanted shrubs from hell;
The cactus, thistle and prickly pear,
The climate suited them well.
Now the home was much to his liking,
But animal life, he had none;
So he created crawling creatures,
That all mankind would shun.
First he made the rattlesnake,
With it's forked and poisonous tongue;
Taught it to strike and rattle,
And how to swallow it's young.
Then he made scorpions and lizards,
And the ugly old horned toad;
He placed spiders of every description,
Under rocks by the side of the road.
Then he ordered the sun to shine hotter,
Hotter and hotter still;
Until even the cactus wilted,
And the old horned toad took ill.
Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom,
As any creator would;
He chuckled a little up his sleeve,
And admitted that it was good.
'Twas summer now and Satan lay,
By a prickly pear to rest;
The sweat rolled off his swarthy brow,
So he took off his coat and vest.
"By Golly," he finally panted,
"I did my job too well;
I'm going back where I came from,
'Cause Texas is hotter than Hell."
I was told an Aggie wrote this. I guess they finally got something right.
Friday, December 21, 2012
- Willapa Marine Shrimp Buoy (2-Pack) - Amazon $17.60
- PVC Pipe
- PVC primer and glue
- PVC caps
- PVC step down piece to go from large to small pipe
- Scotty rod holder x 2 - Amazon $18.49 each
- Scotty portable rod holder clamp mount (gunnel mount) x 2 - Amazon $23.66 each
Make sure the thwart fits properly, this took the most time sanding, trimming, sanding and trimming. Place the old piece on top of the gunnel and run the bolts through to make sure it is in the right spot. Then place the new piece under and align for proper placement.
Drill new holes and insert bolts. Now place your template for the rod holders and trace your cutout. Be sure to also mark the angle the cut needs to be made at. If you drill straight down you will be starting over from scratch.
Remove thwart and cut the holes. Don't forget they have to get cut at an angle so the rod holder will sit flush.
Hang and polyurethane the new piece.
Even though these rod holders have caps I still drilled two small holes in the low side of the rod holder just in case any water get in.
Now just install the thwart and rod holders and your ready to go.
I also added a pad eye to the center of the thwart to attach a bungie so the seat won't fold down all the time.