Archive for September 2015

Pond Fishing 9/30/15

After some debating on whether or not to go fishing after work today, I gave in to the urge and braved the strong winds and went to a pond outside Marion. It turned out that I made a good choice as I caught 10 nice bluegill, all of them over 8+ inches long, and 9 large-mouth bass that was in the 2 lbs range.



I usually don’t keep bass but there’s a recipe that I have been wanting to make, so I opted to keep a few of the ones that I caught. Ran out of bait and daylight so I had to quit sooner than I would have liked.

Homemade Summer Venison Sausage


3 lbs venison
2 lbs ground beef.
5 Tbsp liquid smoke
5 Tbsp morton salt tender quick (found in dark blue bag in spice aisle) DO NOT USE PLAIN SALT.
2 Tbsp coarse ground pepper
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp mustard seeds



In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, It best to use your hands to get all the spices mixed in well
Cover and Refrigerate 24 hours.
Remove from fridge, knead and then form into 4 (14×2 inch) logs.
Wrap in aluminum foil with shiny side towards meat.
Punch tiny holes along one side and place in a broiler pan with holes down to drain out liquid
Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours.
Take out and wrap in wax paper with aluminum foil around that.
Refrigerate until well chilled.

NOTE: When rolling logs into shape, make sure you knead the meat and form a tight log so there’s no cracks forming while

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