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It feels as though we’ve waited forever for college football to start, and finally the wait is over! Check out our tailgating page for recipes that are sure to become fan favorites. As an added bonus, the day before Labor Day is National Bacon Day and we don’t know about you, but we like putting bacon on anything and everything, so we’ll definitely be celebrating that. It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

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ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
Title says it...
Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,349
    I generally go on Thursday, the best day in my opinion. Not sure if I will make it this year. Anyone that has any interest in golf, or beautiful places, should make it a point to go at least once. It is a unique experience.

    All the pimento cheese sandwiches you can eat and beer you can drink for about $15.
  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 613
    Cannot make it this year. Was there in 04 and 08. Pimento sandwiches are staple and a cold drink in the commemorative cups are a must. I enjoy Wednesday the most.
    Sunday is the most hallowed event for the knowledgable golf pureist.
    Hood Stars, Wrist Crowns and Obsession Dobs!


  • If anyone has 2 tickets for sale for any day I would love to take my fiancee, she has never been.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,035

    Am I the only person finding this totally off topic. It would be so much better if such is to be posted it should be marked so bbq people like myself would not have to wade the thred of off topic discussion. Chubbs I would like you to read something "off topic" but will be "on topic" in 90 days:

    How to Raise Your Baby Ducks and Geese

    Ducklings and Goslings are fairly easy to raise, if you follow a few simple steps.

    The most important thing that many people do not know is that ducks and geese should NEVER have medicated feed. The best thing to feed Ducklings and Goslings is a 21% “non medicated” starter feed. Grange Co-op offers Rogue Wild Game Bird (10RGBF-50RGBF). It is also a good idea to put a vitamin and electrolyte powder in the water to give them a good start. Ducks and Geese drink a good deal more water than chickens.

    Ducklings and Goslings do not take heat well, so be sure not to overheat them. They like a temperature of 90-92 degrees for the first 3 days, then 85-90 degrees for days 4 to 7. Thereafter, drop the temperature by approximately 5 degrees per week until they are fully feathered. They must always be able to get away from the heat. Panting and drooping wings are a sign that they are too hot. Once they leave the brooder, it is a good idea to give them a heat lamp at night for the first week or so, unless the weather is very hot. Always make sure they have some shelter and a place to get out of the sun.

    Ducklings and Goslings like their feed wet, and adding a little water to the feed (so it is somewhat soupy) helps to keep them from choking. They will also also appreciate fresh greens daily, and bugs and meal worms are a special treat. Sprinkle finely chopped greens in their water to keep them fresh and clean, as they will not eat dirty or wilted feed.

    Be sure to always have clean, fresh water available. It should be deep enough to get their heads submerged, to clean out their nostrils and prevent them from getting a condition called “sticky eye”, but they should not be able to get their bodies into the water. Duck and Goose feathers are waterproof because they oil them, and young Ducklings and Goslings cannot produce oil until they are several weeks old. When their mother raises them, she will oil their feathers for them, so they can go into the water at an earlier age than when they are artificially brooded.

    Ducklings and Goslings can have a chick waterer for the first week or two, and then they should have something deeper. Use a plastic bowl with 2″ chicken wire over the top, so they can get their heads in but can’t get into the bowl. The water will need to be changed often, as ducks and geese are dabblers and will get feed into their water constantly. Once they are fully feathered, they will appreciate some swimming water. Always make sure they can get out of the water, or they will drown. A ramp into and out of the swimming pool is a good idea, until they are large enough to get out on their own. Ducklings and Goslings make quite a mess when eating, and their droppings are prolific and wet. They must be kept clean and dry, so change bedding often. Pine shavings make good bedding for Ducklings and Goslings. You can also raise them on wire mesh.

    Use the 21% starter feed for the first 6 weeks or so. Grange Co-op offers Rogue Wild Game Bird (10RGBF-50RGBF) or Rogue Organic Chick Starter (10OCS-40OCS). Then gradually change them over to a 17-18% ration. Grange Co-op offers Rogue All-In-One (10AIO, 25AIO-50AIO). Don’t feed layer pellets until they are ready to lay as the calcium content is too high for growing birds. Grange Co-op offers Rogue Egg Pellets (10ELP-25EP-50EP). Once they begin laying, layer pellets are fine, and they should have free access to oyster shell and and grit. Again, always make sure they have plenty of fresh, clean water.

    Ducks, Geese
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 945
    I will be there all week- entertaining customers is hard work but someone has to do it.
    Greensboro, NC
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 2,882
    I've gone down for the Monday/Tuesday practice rounds a few times. Not going to get there this year.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    Wolfpack said:
    I will be there all week- entertaining customers is hard work but someone has to do it.

    Stop by and see me. I work 15th leaderboard all week...

    Matt

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,035
    Chubbs do they pay enough to hold you over all year? Or do you need a second job to get by?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590

    Haha. No monetary payment... just a round of golf every May, which holds me over all year!

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,035
    edited April 2013
    You golf people sound like EggHeads. Let's see: pay to go to fest to cook food you brought (sometimes on the Egg you brougnt), to giveaway to people and pay for hotel to stay in.......... Yep, about the same..... Can you have your Mini set up on the 15th leaderboard? Bet you would be the most popular leaderboard out there.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,540
    Chubbs said:

    Haha. No monetary payment... just a round of golf every May, which holds me over all year!

    Not bad @Chubbs. That's a $20K round of golf.

    Nice HG avatar.


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,035
    edited April 2013
    Have a hard and fast rule: I only play in scrambles and I only take a dozen balls. When I lose that 12th ball (about the7th hole) I go to the clubhouse and drink. I am the guy who says: Where did my ball go (every time).....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,349
    If you go Thurs or Fri you get to see the entire field (before the cut) actually playing a round of golf. In my opinion, Sunday is 100% better on TV. 

    @chubbs that is awesome you get to play it in May. I have only had 1 invite and wasn't able to make it. A round of golf there is on my bucket list. 

    Most people don't realize that Augusta National's next door neighbor Augusta Country Club is one of the best Donald Ross courses in the country. I play there every chance I get. 

    @mickey based on your description, I have played with you in at least 100 "hacker's choice" golf tournaments. 
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    Hi54putty , yep. ACC is a nice track. I play there often. Pretty fortunate. April and May are certainly good months for me
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 1,131
    I wish I could go. I am only 50 miles away, but will not be making it. Two thumbs up to the Augusta Country Club!

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    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • WhalerWhaler Posts: 95
    Say hello to my old neighbor Bubba Watson.

    Pensacola,FL
  • AUWAGAUWAG Posts: 72
    I will be headed over on Thursday. 3rd year in a row. My wife's grandfather was a member and her uncle is now so I am lucky enough to get the invite. 
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