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Bowling for Hogs and Sausage

Chop-Rite #12 ready to go

Almost a year ago I decided I needed to know how to make homemade sausage – just because. You know back in the day sausage was a way to make use of less desirable cuts of meats and the trimmings. Plus, if it was properly cured and smoked the shelf life was substantially increased. Products like summer sausage are shelf stable with no refrigeration but be advised, old

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A Puckerbrush Adios

At the Secret Hideout

A few years back, maybe 2014 or so, I predicted 12 hour guard shacks would one day replace the couple working out of their RV onsite. Seems like I was right. Local residents and single folks paying to stay in RV parks filled the ranks. Oh, there is still (some) demand for RVs onsite and I am sure some Winter Texans this winter will find positions. The unsettling trend

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That Bowling Equipment

Sunday morning at the Hideout

When you are working a location as an oilfield security guard there are some universal rules even though you are a 1099 contractor. No guns, no drugs, no alcohol. I always abide by the rules even when the Company Man pointedly asks me if “I have protection?” and then follows the statement up with the reveal of a rather large handgun and “This place is the Wild West.

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Brain Abyss

This week, a dear old friend chastised me for not getting on the Facebook Gate Guard page to check job opportunities. She said ‘You are being an old fart.’ meant in the kindest of fashion. I declined the Facebook entre’ and replied ‘I enjoy my fartness.’ which is an unequivocally true and correct statement.

On the way out the door last evening to start a dog romp/ beer fest, I caught the tail end of

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