Our Winter rain season has kicked off arriving Thanksgiving Day morning. In the past 24 hours my coffee can rain gauge has registered 1 3/8 inches of rain. Temperatures are hoovering at 34 degrees. This rain has come slowly and we have had very little if any runoff, giving my thirsty tiny garden a much need drink.
This has been a much need and beneficial rain. Most areas within a 75 mile radius of my tiny garden has registered at least 1 1/4 inch of rain.
At present the freezing line is setting about 15 miles north/northwest of my tiny garden.
The good side of this is ‘so far’ the warm soil temperature has prevented any icing on roads, bridges and power lines. However if the temperature stays below freezing a few hours this will change and icing on roads and bridges will start taking it’s toll on holiday drivers.
Yesterdays dinner came off without a hitch.
Grin… that little pig had been putting on fat for the winter. He was a fat little pig… He weighed about 20 pounds more than I had guessed. Processed he weighed close to 50-55 pounds.
Son-n-law and grandson processed him, trimmed a few pounds of fat, split him down his back making two half pig slabs of meat. One half was wrapped and put in my freezer for another cook out and the other was put on the grill and cooked/smoked(mesquite wood) for about 14 hours.
They Did Good!
Watching the cooker temperature and adding wood and charcoal as need, keeping the cooker at 200-225 degrees for the entire cooking/smoking time.
Should have but didn’t… Grand daughters turkey should have been shoved into the BBQ pit and cooked along side that fat little pig… Maybe we will do that next year.
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