Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by jwr0201, Jan 17, 2015.
It was last night, but to celebrate the end of the workweek.....
Homemade sangria and a Montecristo White Series Toro Grande after dinner.
Today I had to take down a maple tree. The last storm put a hurting on it and unfortunately it had to come out today. It was a bit beyond my comfort level (18" diameter and 35' tall). Hauled the bulk of it away in my Honda Fit. I wish I had a truck. I saved the trunk to split for the smoker. While I was at it, I took a branch off a beech, wild black cherry, and lilac as well. I am going to process them all and get them ready to cure. I will have enough smoking wood for a number of years once dried.
I've smoked with beech and cherry, never lilac. Have you ever used it?
Excellent. I love playing with my chainsaws. There were plenty of oak trees downed here, because of Hurricane Harvey, but they are covered in biologically toxic residue.
Every home owner should own a pickup truck. Around here, a my big nasty 4x4 Diesel comes in handy, all the time.
Second day of a tournament and my shooting was absolutely dreadful. Sometimes you just have an off day, so I chose to laugh it off and be glad I came home with all of my arrows.
I have never smoked with Lilac, but there is a 40 yr old lilac bush in the back yard that needed to be pruned a little bit. Everything I read is that it has a light subtle flavor and works well on fish and lamb. It will be at least a year until it cures and I am able to test it out. I have a small piece of dried Lilac that I am going to test burn to see how it smells. I have also never smoked with Beech wood either, but have read a lot of favorable reviews on it especially with pork.
Beechwood smoked ham is one of my favorite deli meats.
Very popular with German smoked meats. I've used beech with brats. Very tasty.
Just got home after a weekend camping... wood splitting, carving feather sticks for tinder, hiking, etc...
A Honda Fit? How many trips did you have to make?
I was going to make a comment about it being a tight fit, but that's a pretty bad pun, even for this forum.
Bahaha... I stopped counting at 5 trips. The yard waste center is only 2 miles from my house, so it wasn't too bad. The Fit is a handy little car. With the rear seats folding flat, I have just about the same cargo space in the back that I did with my Grand Cherokee. It can't handle the same weight, but you can cram a lot of crap in it. This car has been a trooper for me.
I finished rebuilding a 1985 Honda Shadow 700. Test drive in a bit when traffic dies down. I paid $300 for this bike not running 6 weeks ago and now I have just under $850 in parts and tools in it so a running bike for $1300.
Here is the day I got it.
I fixed 8 AC systems before 5:00. I'm tired and dirty.
I cut down an arrow with a miniature table saw.
Sorry but any involvement of the word miniature automatically makes it not manly. I don't write the rules.
Try replacing a blade on something that size and then see if you don't think it's manly.
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