Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pheasant Season is coming soon

 It is time to get the dogs ready for checking out cover, and remembering commands for opening day

Libby .... going to another spot to check
the last time I had her to the vet,  they said she has some arthritis, doesn't look like it here

Cody ....  what was that you said ?

I love  it when she does that

I think I smell something

Man it feels good to be back in the field

The dogs get to run around for awhile, I get to blast about 120 shotgun shells at clay birds.

Next week, we will be trying to find the real birds

I hope the weather holds so we can make one more trip to get ready next week

Candians discover what the US has become

This video is from 2010 .............  how much worse it it now?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More ... Smokin' on the Beaver

We arrived in Atwood Thursday evening just in time to watch Thursday night football (it is football season after all) Jeff and I watched the football game and made it a early night to get some needed sleep.

Saturday, it was set up time for the campsite.
building the famous TIKI Bar, the lighted flagpole, the cooking area, and the flat screen tv for the sports bar element.

Friday was the start of the cooking, starting with the beef brisket, it must of weighted 10 pounds.
I started it at 3pm and stayed with it all night finally giving in to go to sleep at 4 am.

Saturday, the big day..

Cooking, the pork butt,  ribs,and beans.

During the cooking time they have horse drawn hayrack rides

 During the afternoon the have music playing I liked this beer song

Also during the afternoon the locals show off their hot and customized golf carts, this one is a 1964 with a 2 cylinder engine and three speed transmission.

Out turn in times started at 4:45pm to 5:30pm

 here are pictures of the food

This is the pork ribs

This is the Brisket sample
I forgot to take a picture of the brisket, this year it got cooked a little too long, not as good as I like..

After turning in the food for judging, at 6pm the rest of the food is taken to the hall for the public to consume

A video of the folks in line to eat some good BBQ, it is quite a line. The organizers to us they sold 800 food tickets, pretty impressive for a small town in northern Kansas 

After supper it is time for the TIKI sports bar to happen

It's a funny thing with the TIKI Bar, some want to take picture with it.

Here are the Husker fans watch the Huskers finally win 30 - 27 

 This year they made a new category BEST CAMPSITE,  I guess all the Nebraska fans voted  :)

 It ended up a late night, a live band from Colorado Springs played 'till 11 pm,
The local youth partied till 3am..


Monday, October 1, 2012

Smokin' on the Beaver (early report)

Returned from the BBQ event in Atwood Kansas today:

Did not get much sleep, needed to keep the fires going during the night, as we cooked with wood this time.

We ran 3 smokers at the same time.

Here is s sample of the pork butt at the end of the smoking and cooking process.

More posts coming as I catch up on sleeep