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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 time ways use simple equipment and plenty of knuckle busting hard labor.

The equipment I decided on was a Chop-Rite #12 grinder which is a Made in the

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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 I am seeing now is security companies working their guards out of their personal vehicles for a 12hr shift.  Used to be, this setup was reserved for

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