As alot of you knowour son Donald was shipped out back to Iraq the day after Christmas. So I guess it's time for us to go to work also. We want him and the guys & girls around him to know that we thank them for their duties there. So here are some of the treats that we fixed this month. We will start with some of the homemade peanut butter and chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, with some help of Donald's neice Allison with the chocolate and nuts fudge. All together there's about 10 dozen or so cookies and fudge Now it's my turn at treats for the troop. So I'm starting with some venison backstrap jerky (only the best for the troops) one batch is marinading in my BBQ sauce a amily fav and the other he wants it hot. So it's marinading in some peeper sauce from Chris (scpatterson) and then some cheyene peppers, fresh garlic, Paprika, red pepper flakes. Now we will start on the snack sticks. The second grind and now we give it some spices by High Mountain and me too. Here we are stuffed and hanging out in the marinade for the night. To the smoker with the hot sticks. This is after the first hour at 100* Now a couple of hours with the smoke at it . We are really Proud and Worried Parents and we like to do these small things that we hope show theses guys and girls that we care. We like to do this once a month. Donald said the last time his mother was in germany that it suxed that I got into smoking and sausage making after he left. So he will get some BBQ and sausage every month. To us they all need alittle bit of home in a war zone.Thanks and I will post the rest of the Qview tomoorow for the other smokes. Enjoy, Mark The wife's not lookin I have to post this one. Kids do the darnedest things.