How To Smoke A Perfect Turkey

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Big Stick Pulled Pork

Published out of order, here is my pulled pork video. I give away a couple trade secrets!

(Please excuse the cameraman. She was still figuring out how to use her camera. I mean HIS. His camera.)

Ribs–Don’t Miss This

Here’s my video on smoking a perfect rack of ribs:

Big Stick Brisket: A Tutorial

running man

History seems to be cyclical. 12 years ago, about this time of years I found myself unemployed. The circumstances are the same with one exception, yesterday my spirit was so impressed by God while I was running on the tread mill and praying, that I would say God spoke to me. What did He say, you might ask. He said, “You will be fired today”… finished my work out, showered and went to work, where I was fired upon entering the office.

Just between you and me I could get used to this “knowing what is going to happen” thing. I was braced, although very upset about the way it happened and the inability of business owners to “own” their decisions (more about that in coming post), I was emotionally ready to be fired. Do I know what I am going to do for work today, NO! I am thinking about returning to the gym and getting on the same treadmill and running at the same rate and see if I can get any leads. No, that is superstition.

I do know that the God that so graciously prepared me for yesterday is the same God that holds today & tomorrow and that I can go forward knowing that HE WILL PROVIDE.

Future post will be on a much more business theme, if anything this experience has re-ignited my desire to
finish the thoughts about management that began twelve years ago about this time of year, under similar circumstances. As for today, I will start the next step in my journey, knowing that I am being led and with full confidence of the future, even if I don’t get any advance notification.

The Bread Basket

New for Christmas 2010, The Bread Basket, $90

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We didn’t have a loaf of french bread on hand, so Linda is using it for a centerpiece for now, but this is a beautiful tray made from a wine barrel.  The deep red color is from the wine this particular barrel held and aged.

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Use it to serve bread, cheese, fruit, or just put out as a centerpiece.  I’m really happy with how this turned out.

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I have one made, and can still have more done in time for Christmas gifts.  Give me a call, send me an email, or facebook me!

Old Barrels…New gifts

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Inverted large five light votive

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Over arc seven light

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Wine barrel top lazy susan

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French and American barrels

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one of ten barrel tops and bottoms waiting to realize it’s potential

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large five light

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If you would like to add one these items to your gift list or know someone who would, please direct them to the

” Big  Stick Santa Express” or contact me at atkins.rick@gmail.com