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  2. I have yay vote and a nay vote on these guys. They just exploded in my yard the past couple days. What am I holding here? And as long as I'm asking... this one? We have about a half dozen different kinds that pop up. New yard to me so I don't know if I have a U pick garden on my hands or just wet turf.
  3. Pickled beets

    You can also cook them on the grill at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or so until they are tender. I cook them in disposable aluminum pans and use tin foil for a cover offset from the fire. Pretty much baking them, I don't like to heat up my house so I do it all outdoors. Mmmm pickled beets!
  4. I have trolled minnows behind spinners in the fall and that seems to work pretty well. I always wondered why you don't read much or see much of people using crawler harnesses in the fall
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  6. Very cool find there, Mr. Sherlock E. Butterfly!!
  7. Sorry, haven't logged in here forever. I actually slice, fry in butter, then freeze in portions. Then thaw and re-heat in a frying pan with a bit more butter. They seem to have a much better texture after they freeze (freezing causes the cell walls to rupture which tenderizes the mushroom). I've eaten them after a full year from the freezer and they are still great! I get the little fold-over plastic sandwich bags and put portions in there, squeezing out any air, then put those portions into a larger heavy duty freezer bag. Works great!
  8. Painted Lady and Friend

    not a red admiral. I have a few pics of them. got a report back and did a new thread.
  9. I submitted the pic with a question to Butterflies and Moths of North America database and got the answer. Pretty neat The friend is also a painted lady.
  10. Pickled beets

    Did that at 6:00 am!! Just peeled, seeded, chopped two baskets of 'em!, then into the freezer, thank you very much! besides, I have two big jars of pickled beets in da frigalator.
  11. Pickled beets

    dont you gotta go water your maters??????????
  12. Lunch

    Yeah, that was pretty much it for the day. I did have a salad later last night but it wasn't very good because we didn't have any peppers.
  13. Pickled beets

    That from a guy who doesn't like BACON....
  14. Pics from Munsinger

    Nice shots, bud! Pretty cool you got a hummingbird.
  15. Panfish Photo Gallery

    Few from recent trips...all big ones released
  16. Pickled beets

    your wierd!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Pickled beets

    even cooked on the stove they are good.....
  18. Underwater Pike strikes video

    that is a great video!!!!
  19. Pickled beets

    maybe if ya drown them in katchup!!!!!!!!!!!!! personally i wouldnt waste garden space on them! i did them a couple times, i'm with leech on this. reb's reciepe is similar but dont think we had honey in it. it was my MIL's reciepe!!!!!!!
  20. no reason to stop using them. i find in the winter around here on the river that they'll still hit worms. i think though mostly, in the summer, walleye will eat whatever they can eat. in the fall, the baitfish run happens and they know where to get an easy meal and thats their target.
  21. Pickled beets

    Rebel....that's a good recipe. Thanks. I think I'll pass on yours Leech! I could have sworn we did one without cooking the beets!
  22. Pickled beets

    they are good eats!!!!
  23. Who's ready?

    It is true I know there some teal around but that last hard cold snap moved some birds. While in Grand Marais i saw flock of snow geese and a good number of golden eyes
  24. Who's ready?

    The MN DNR doesn't think we've had much movement but Louisiana thinks half their teal have left. Its early and I haven't had coffee yet, so my reading skills might not be up to par but that's what I just read. The good news is we get to figure it out for ourselves tomorrow. Good luck!
  25. Who's ready?

    I hope it's just a really good teal spot; we need those little guys to hang around for a while!
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