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Shara Fryer making sausage

Shara makes sausage in Moulton, TX, home of Junior and Helen Chaloupka, for an annual family event that included 4 generation of Texans. January 2013. Photo by Shara Fryer.

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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    9YO Nathan Goins prepare meat for sausage making. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    10YO Sheridyn Nieto grinds meat. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Shara digs in to help make sausage. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Shara and the other sausage makers blend seasoning for the best flavor. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Shara ties her own sausage. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Anesthesiologist from Conroe, Paul Hanslik, makes his own sausage too, with these pecan chips used for the smoking process. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    This is Hanslik's custom made smoker. He smokes the links for up to 5 hours to cure them and "give them that beautiful red color," Shara says. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    This is Paul Hanslik's "continuous link," which he smokes altogether instead of tying it off. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Boiling the leftover parts to make head sausage. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    At Helen Chaloupka's, seen here, who taught Shara and friends to make strudel, a traditional German pastry. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Four generations of Helen's family helped that day. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Helen's mother and great grandmother of 6YO Sarah Goins (seen here). This is Goins' first strudel she's ever made. Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    Photo by Shara Fryer.
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    "She's so proud of her custom strudel," Shara says. Photo by Shara Fryer.