Monday, April 28, 2014

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Amazon $25 Giveaway

Everyone loves Spring! 
I have been working hard on the farm lately thanks to some new tools I received from Greenworks. 
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To kick off a great start to Spring finally making it's appearance, we are giving away a $25 Amazon GC.

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Monday, April 21, 2014


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I received the G-24 24v Cordless Combo Kit from Greenworks.  I immediately noticed the Drill and Impact Driver were lighter than my old cordless drill.  The combo kit came with the Greenworks drill and impact driver, two 24 volt Batteries and a charger. 

The Drill has a 24 step clutch and a convenient bit holder. The drill has a two speed switch on top and a variable speed trigger.  There is a led light placed to illuminate the work.  

The impact is extremely fast with a top speed of 3000 rpm and 2000 inches lbs of torque. The impact has 0-3600 bpm.  The impact also has a variable speed trigger and a led light like the drill.  Both came with a reversible belt clip.  

On-board battery "fuel" indicator allows for on-demand reference of remaining power. G-24 24V Lithium-Ion Battery delivers fade-free power with no memory loss after charging.

  I used the Greenworks G-24 24V Cordless 2-Speed Compact Drill to drill a pilot hole in the post to hang an eight foot gate.  The drill had amazing power and there was no hesitation making the job quick and easy.  The drill had a higher RPM than my old drill and more torque. 
 I needed an hose hanger in the wash area at the barn.  I used the drill to drill the holes and the impact to screw in the screws.  The Greenworks Drill had no problem drilling into the cement wall.  The Greenworks Impact driver made quick work of the screws.

I mounted a winch to help with lifting of the basket.  I again used the Greenworks Drill and G-24 24 Volt Impact Driver. The impact had so much torque I had to redo one hole due to the impact stripping out the screw.
Next was installing a motion activated light on the side of the barn.  the Greenworks drill was used with an hole saw and screwed in the junction box.  
I used the Greenworks Drill and Hole Saw to cut several holes in the bottom of the drum, ice chest, and trash can to plant Potatoes.  I have been using the Greenworks for about two weeks now and still have not needed to recharge the batteries.  

Greenworks has produced a front runner in the cordless power tools with the cordless drill and impact driver. Greenworks have put together a great warranty to go with the items.  They come with a four year warranty on the drill and impact and a two year warranty on the batteries.  There are several other items available from Greenworks to use with the G-24 batteries, including a circular saw and an air compressor. When you finish the list of items inside you can take the batteries and head outside. the G-24 system include pole saws, string trimmers and hedge trimmers. 

In short, I highly recommend purchasing the G-24 24 volt combo kit

  • The Drill and Impact are light in weight but not power.
  • The Ergonomic handles make it easier to hold and use.
  • The led light light shines exactly where you need it. 
  • The fade free batteries
  • The Fuel level on the batteries never leave you guessing.
  • The lasting power of the batteries
  • The batteries can be used on other tools.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boiled Crawfish Recipe

Guido's Recipe

I started out helping a friend boil crawfish for a local sports bar and restaurant. Then before I know I was doing them by myself and selling 200lbs in less then 15 minutes. The sports bar owner had a pot that held 200lbs with trimmings . The pot I use now holds three sacks of crawfish.  I fill the pot approximately 3/4 full with water and start the burner.  I put in the season I purchase the Zatarain's brand crab boil powder. I put one 4lb container of season per sack of crawfish.  I also put in 1 quart of liquid Crab Boil.  I take a bag of lemons, a bag of onions, two boxes of salt, 6 cloves of garlic (for season).  I cut the lemons and onions in half and place them into the water. I break up the garlic with my hands.  I put in the boxes of salt.   I take a empty crawfish sack and place in 24 to 36 small red potatoes.  I tie up the sack and place it in the water.  The potatoes need to boil 10 to 15 minutes.      While waiting on the pot to come to a boil I start cleaning the crawfish.  

The most important thing is make sure the crawfish are CLEAN.    I have used several items to wash and clean them.  I prefer and keep kiddie pools on hand to use.  I start by submerging them in water.  I let them soak for a few minutes while stirring them.  The water will be very dark and muddy. I get all the sticks and pieces of grass out of the water. 

I use a dip net to transfer them to another pool and put water on them.  I continue the process until the water is completely clear.  I then purge the crawfish with salt.  I usually use 6 boxes of salt. I prefer Iodized salt but plain salt will work.  I let them soak for at least 10 minutes.  I place my whole cloves of garlic (for eating) into the boiling water. After the soak in salt I wash the crawfish by transferring them from pool to pool at least 8 more times putting fresh water on them each time.   Once the crawfish are completely clean I place them into the boiling water.

This is the time I put in my sack of whole mushrooms and hot dogs/sausage.  I bring the water back to boil for approximately 5-7 minutes.  I cut the fire off and place in the sack of frozen ears of corn.   The frozen corn helps cool off the water.  I then take the hose and spray the outside of the pot.  It cools off the pot and stops the cooking process.  The crawfish need to soak for 15 to 20 minutes. I start tasting the crawfish at 20 minutes to check the taste to see if they need to soak more or need to be removed.  

4lb Zatarain's complete boil powder (per sack)
1 Quart Zatarain's Liquid Boil
12 cloves garlic
1 bag of lemons
1 bag yellow onions
8 boxes of Iodized salt
4 trays of Mushrooms (optional)
2 packs of franks (option)
18-36 ears of frozen corn