Archive for March 2015

Fishing Decor


My wife saw a picture where someone used an old fishing pole as wall art and suggested to me that I should try to incorporate something like that in my utility room.

I decided to use an old spincast reel and rod. I drilled a hole through the base of the rod and attached it to the wall. After that I adjusted the rod to the bend I wanted and took a small nail that I heated up and melted a hole through the section on the rod that would give me the curvature that I wanted and secured it with a nail. I then took a small nail and secured the tip of the rod through the last eyelet and secured it.

I then ran the string through and added a bobber for decoration and after adding a few pictures I think it turned out really good. In all I had just under twenty five dollars in the project and that included the cost of the picture frames and having the photos printed off up at Rite aid.

Baked Duck in Sweet and Sour Sauce


2 Wild ducks
1 Orange [sliced]
1 Apple [sliced]
2 TB Oil
2 TB Brown sugar
1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
3/4 c ketchup
2 TB Lemon Juice
1/2 c Onion [grated]
1/2 ts Paprika
1/4 c White vinegar


Rinse the ducks and pat dry inside and out, then stuff the duck’s cavities with the sliced fruit. rub them with the oil and place them in a baking dish. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl mixing well and spoon over the ducks. Bake, tightly sealed with foil, in a 325 degree oven for 2 hours or until tender, then bake uncovered until browned.

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