Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

 Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Now that the cold weather has set in and your flowers and vegetables have been “nipped” by the freezing temperatures, it is time to do the year-end clean up. Out in the garden, I like to get out my hedge clippers and start chopping away at the foliage of the tomatoes and peppers, cutting them up into small pieces so that they will break down all winter long, adding nutrients and “body” to my garden soil. Collect all of the flowers from around your yard, window boxes, as well as your hanging...

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It was that particular crispness in the pre-dawn air that got Jasper up and out early. He wasn’t going to the diggin’s today but had something else in mind.

After Arthur finished his kibble, Jasper tied him outside the cabin door and tried hard to ignore the look of accused betrayal on his pal’s face. Then Jasper got down the rifle and closed the door softly behind him.

A walk through the forest carpet of 15 minutes took him to that little rock outcropping that Jasper had discovered more than...

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DEER SWISS HEMMINGHOUSE

(Modified recipe from a book Brother Of The Woods by R. J. Davis)

A thick cut of deer round steak

Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic powder to taste

All purpose flour (not self-rising)

1/4 inch of cooking oil in bottom of a Dutch oven

1 large can of tomatoes

1 or 2 ribs of celery (diced)

1 or 2 medium onions (chopped)

Salt and pepper the steak. Sprinkle on the garlic powder to taste. Sprinkle the steak with flour and pound it into the meat thoroughly on both...

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CODES

“You have to have a code to live by and something to believe in.”

Bruce F. McCune 1891 – 1977

 

CONSERVATION PLEDGE

(What people higher up are missing.)

I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully to defend from waste the natural resources of my country – it soil and minerals, its forests, waters, and wildlife.

 

OUTDOOR CODE

(Taken from the Boy Scout Handbook.)

As an American I will do my best to:

Be clean in my outdoor manners,

Be careful with...

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HELPING THE BSA AND A BOY SCOUT

Take the Spirit of Scouting to the road and help the Indiana Scouting movement at the same time. The same Scout Law recited by Indiana’s first Scouts continues to inspire our youth’s ability to do positive things for themselves and others today.

Your purchase of an Indiana Boy Scouts License Plate will support:

All seven councils serving Indiana youth.

90,000 Boy Scouts

13 resident camps

Anyone can purchase a Boy Scout license plate for his/her vehicle...

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LEARNING TO COOK OUTSIDE

To learn to cook outside, first learn to cook inside. I know; I know; you want to go right outside, build a fire or fire up the ol’ charcoal grill and get to cookin’ something exotic. Well it isn’t that simple but then again, maybe it is if you do some comparison. We’ll eliminate microwave ovens and solar cooking here to begin with and stick to the basics of just plain cooking/baking your conventional foods both inside and out.

IC (inside cooking) – heat source is an...

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