Woods & Wa­ter

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By Ken Sim­mers By KEN SIM­MERS

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!

MSSA Schol­ar­ships

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.

Good luck!

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.

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