Sunday, June 16, 2013

Brisket Week

Last week was brisket week. Two were smoked and two were slow cooked. Kind of a meatapalooza!
The inn smelled of spices for days.  Both get rubbed and left for two days in the fridge before they are cooked.
Rubbed and rested for two days.

It's very heavy!

Into the fire...well the smoker anyway.

We wrap after about 6 hours of smoke.

The smell is amazing!  Gotta nibble. These babies will chill
overnight then be sliced and piled onto buns with onions
and our special sauce. To die for.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


About four years ago I lifted all my iris as grass had gotten into them and the were not blooming well. Didn't seem to help. This spring I threatened them with extinction if they didn't bloom. Guess that worked!

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 13th Containers

Well it has been a rough spring for the baskets and containers. Very cold and not much sun. Still they are progressing and it is fun to see the progress even if it is slow.
The wash tubs which I covered on the frosty nights
this spring are further along than the baskets
which I brought into the house and left
at the window.  Hard to think that with
a bit of luck and sun, that soon the basket will be
hard to see for petunias!

Gardens and lawns are happy with the rain
especially after last years drought.