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.

RAY’S OWN SMOKY GARLIC WILD MEAT MARINADE

(Also good for ‘tame’ meat)

 

1 cup (8 oz.) ketchup or catsup (go cheap; save money)

1 cup (8 oz.) cooking oil (I like to use olive oil or Canola oil)

1 cup (8 oz.) soy sauce (Lite Soy Sauce has less salt)

1 cup (8 oz.) lemon juice (I use Real Lemon – fresh is better)

Liquid smoke to taste (I use a lot!)

Garlic powder to taste (A heaping tablespoon isn’t too much)

Blend all ingredients together. Put steaks, chops, chicken parts, squirrel...

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Doug Hackbarth

Caladiums are grown from tubers and are propagated by dividing larger tubers into smaller clumps. It is important to dig out the center “eye” in order to push the growth of all of the other “eyes” for a fuller, but shorter caladium.

To get a head start for the spring season, it is a good idea to set the tubers into a shallow flat (plastic) and just barely cover them with peat or a light soil mix. Do this in April, inside the house, and keep in an area that stays 70 degrees or warmer with...

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FIRE STARTERS

Do’s and Don’ts of

makin’ ‘em

Everyone laughs when I tell them I teach Boy Scouts the secret to making a campfire using two sticks of wood, is to make sure one of them is a match. It gets a lot of laughs at most parties and frowns from the wife. I tell her it’s a guy thing. Anyway, I don’t like to build a fire under any kind of handicap like rain, wind, snow, sleet, hail, wet wood, etc., without first preparing to build that fire in my mind at home and having the makin’s of a...

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Eagle Marsh, Little River Wetlands Project’s wetland preserve on Engle Road in southwest Fort Wayne, has just grown to 716 acres with the group’s acquisition of 11 acres of mature forested wetland at the site. The new property, adjacent to existing woods and bordered on three sides by Eagle Marsh, had long been identified for possible purchase. Once the owner agreed to sell, LRWP moved quickly to arrange a closing earlier this month. Eagle Marsh is the largest preserve in Allen County and one...

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Doug Hackbarth

It was just last week we were talking about the temperatures being too hot, up in the 90’s, and now it is time to start planning your strategy for bringing your houseplants inside for the winter. Moving your plants inside early in September (before temperatures dip into the low 40’s and even into the 30’s) is what keeps the leaves from falling off of the plants. If you wait until late September, or even into October, you can be sure that the leaves will turn yellow, then fall off. It’s all of...

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DEERBURGER SOUP

(Use moose burger, elk burger, or regular hamburger if you’re out of deerburger)

 

2 lbs. deerburger

1 medium to large onion (diced)

1 lump of margarine (about the size of a walnut)

1 large potato (cubed – peeled if you’re squeamish)

1 or two large carrots (sliced)

1/4 medium sized head of cabbage (shredded)

1/4 cup rice

1 to 4 bouillon cubes or to taste

1 small bay leaf (crushed)

1/2 tsp. thyme

2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

6 cups water

1 (15 oz.) can of...

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