Category Archives: Hunting and fishing

A keeper!

Getting a keeper has so many meanings for me.  Initially, it was a hot guy.  Later, as my alcoholism progressed, I was looking for a keeper literally:  a man who could take care of me financially.  Emotional and spiritual support … Continue reading

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Making venison sausage

Bob had a really good deer hunting season so our freezer is full of venison.  A few weeks ago, I asked my brother-in-law Gerald if he would help us make sausage.  Gerald has a sausage making history; when he and … Continue reading

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Catching ghoti

Not sure if you want to catch ghoti?  It’s good breaded and fried and dipped in remoulade sauce. When I took literacy tutoring classes, the instructor pointed out how hard it is to read English by showing us how sneaky phonetics are.  … Continue reading

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Snake it up!

I have ambivalent feelings about snakes.  I am well aware of how beneficial they are as predators.  I know that a bite from a snake isn’t personal.  I wouldn’t arbitrarily kill one.  I probably wouldn’t kill one at all unless … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to San Jose…Island, Texas?

St. Joe Island is 21 mile long by about 5 mile wide island separated from Matagorda Island to the north by Cedar Bayou.  The Aransas Pass channel separates it from Mustang Island to the south.  It is a barrier island, protecting … Continue reading

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Home grown, home cooked

I was going to add “home killed” which is what Bob says when we can incorporate herbs and peppers from the garden with venison, hog, turkey, duck, or fish that he or Bobby brought home.  But that just sounds too … Continue reading

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Sheep herding along the Frio

I found a ghost writer, a real one.  While I was picking at threads of family history at ancestry.com, I ran across an interview done with our great uncle by marriage, Jack Patterson.  He was the brother in law of … Continue reading

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