2014

Venison Summer Sausage

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Summer sausage

Love this time of year - my sausage and jerky smoking really heats up (no pun intended) in anticipation of the big Fall cool-down ... here, I've just crimped off several casings of venison summer sausage. I tend to smoke this in my Big Chief rather that my nice big smokehouse - the Big Chief keeps it at a lower temperature and it just seems to come out better. And that's okay, my big fancy smoker will be filled with beef jerky tomorrow ... it will be a smokin' day at the Coleman Greenhouse!

Tearing out asparagus garden

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Tearing out asparagus garden

Spent the morning tearing out an 8-year-old asparagus garden. I am going to convert this space to a series of raised bed gardens. As I have been planting kale, rhubarb and other plants in with the asparagus, the rabbits have been decimating some plants (kale) while ignoring others. By converting this to raised bed gardens, I can selectively cover some with wire or netting to keep the birds and rabbits out, while leaving others open.

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