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Well another year has gone by and I find myself another year older.  I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. 

Do I have a load of money?  No. 

Am I rich?  More than I could ever imagine.  This weekend will be great and full of my kind of fun. 

I wanted to share a few bad photos of me, and some great ones of Ruby.

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Hey folks.  Yes it has been awhile since I posted and I apologize for not keeping up.  To tell you the truth it has just been a madhouse getting Ruby used to a new home, school starting back and this darn midwest weather.

I am working on a copy of Maurice’s BBQ sauce and plan on posting it when I get it right.  The garden suffered over that past few weeks due to getting the BigIron re-shingled.  There was some damage to Lil’Iron’s beautiful peppers.  I am trying to use or dry as many as possible but I will end up losing a few.

On top of all this, I am in the middle of having reapirs done on my teeth.  I went for a checkup and found problems I didn’t even know I had.  Goes to show, nomatter how much you brush and floss trouble can pop-up and ruin a few weeks.  I plan to have “the tools of the trade” all fixed before Thanksgiving.  Who wants to crack a tooth on that weekend?

My Birthday is in a week or so and as I get older, things start to go south before you know it……..but the experience gained from age on the cooking front sure does make the food taste better.

My Mom sent me this Woolworth menu from the 50’s.  I thought you might find the prices pretty interesting too.  So here is a bit of nostalgia for you folks to ponder over…and if your old enough, you can remember these days with fondness.

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  Have a safe back to school and remember it won’t be long till Fall…..and ain’t that when smoked food taste the best?

Have a great week,

BigIron

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This weekend was Ruby’s first session around the smoker.  She seemed to take to the process in between playing with Riley and getting spooked by unfamiliar sounds.

Lil’ Iron roasted a Turkey this weekend and Ruby also got her first taste of Thanksgiving in July……Lord help us, we might have created a monster.  🙂

Weiner Dogs Love BBQ and roast Turkey

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and have a safe and wonderful week,

BigIron

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UPDATE: 6/12/2009

I was contacted by Char-Griller about this video.  They were genuinely concerned about the quality of their covers.  I was offered one of the new and improved ones.  They are much heavier and made of a different material that looks like it won’t melt anymore.

I take my hat off to the Char Griller Company for being willing to listen to the customer and make changes accordingly.


We all know the quality of the Char-Griller.  Owners are also aware of the cheap quality of the grill covers too.

I was sick of buying one every year and this time it faded, tore, and melted.

This video shows one way to solve the problem.  I hope it helps.


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We are in the middle of shooting rest of the Brinkmann video that will include, proper seasoning before first use and smoking a great meal.

In the mean-time, I present a photo essay of Lil’ Iron’s Flowers that are growing around the BigIron.


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An Old Cowboy’s Advice

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered..not yelled.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

And…

Never squat with your spurs on.

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I’m not doing an ad for this service but I do like to save money and get a good deal to boot.

Here’s what I found………………..

Now the last thing I want to do is sound preachy but let’s face it, not everybody has the cash for the biggest and baddest “whatever-insert- here”.   

I used to go in debt to buy stuff new because I wanted IT NEW!   Well I learned after many wasted bucks, I can buy good used stuff,  invest a little elbow grease and some love into it, and in return get the same result for very little money.

Yeah, it might not be new…..but it’s new to me.  I have a lot of fun fixing up these old grills so let somebody else take the depreciation on them for a change.

Lord knows I have had my share of throwing money down a dry hole and listening for the sound of sucking wind.

Now!  With the money I saved , I’m buying WINGS!

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