Woods & Water
Special to the Whig
Love those donuts!
I know, I’ve told you this before, but here it goes, anyway: a simple, easy way to make really good donuts. Once again, Valerie and I stopped at Horne’s on the way to Langley, Va., to visit my daughter, Cristina.
On the corner of Rt. 301 and Rt. 17, Horne’s draws hungry people from both directions. Every entry I have ever gotten has been good, but it’s the donuts that win my heart.
They are made right then and are piping hot (three of them), covered in your choice of ice cream, hot
fudge, and caramel. Does it get any better than this? Not until they add whipped cream and a cherry, then charge less than $5.
The next best part: you can make them at home, easy, tasty, and good. Do you make biscuits? The recipe is the same as biscuit recipe. The best biscuit I know of is made with Southern Biscuit Co. and milk. That’s it. Mix the two with as few strokes as possible, then drop into boiling oil. When they rise (swim) to the top, they are done.
Add powdered sugar, available in the baking aisle, or cinnamon. You will love them!
Maryland Sportsfishing Saltwater Association
not only hosts tournaments, we raise money for deserving students in the form of scholarships. Pete Abbott is in charge again this year, and he has done a fantastic job, as usual.
From raffles, donations, and others, we have raised $27,000 for deserving students. If your son/daughter graduates next year and is interested in a major that helps the Chesapeake Bay, he/she may very well qualify. Next winter go online to see if the qualifications are met.
Tip of the week
It’s poison ivy time, and, let’s face it, it’s a drag if you are subject to the agonies of this nasty vine. So here’s what to do, immediately.
If you have been exposed to poison ivy, go to the shower and take a shower using Dawn, that’s right, the dishwashing detergent. Dawn removes oils, including poison ivy, reducing the chance of infection.
Bow season is coming up
It’s time to get out your bow and arrows and warm up, for bow season will very soon be here. Get new broadheads if you need them, and practice. Deer have not yet been spooked by hunters in the woods, so they should resume their feeding patterns. Of course, it is not yet the rut, so leave that stinking stuff at home.
Choose a good spot downwind of the suspected approach point, inside
the woods and set up your stand now. Of course, lock it down. Get back out of the woods and go home and practice.
Northern Chesapeake Sportsmen for Kids
Kids, get ready for the biggest fun day of the year, in our neighborhood. Sponsored by the DNR, MSSA, Ducks Unlimited, and others, it provides a day of outside fun kids under sixteen years of age. They will haul seine, carve a decoy, fish, shoot a .22, a shotgun, and a muzzleloader at the range, have a good lunch, and a full day of fun at the range and at Elk Neck State Park.
Call 410-287-5672 to sign up.