Sunday, April 14, 2024


For the want of pulled pork

 Nine pounds pork butt, thirteen-hour cook on pellet grill.

Eight hours into the cook, roast @145 degrees F. Wrapped in foil for remainder of cook.



Roast done to 200 degrees F internal and "rested" for an hour and a half. Falls apart.

Dinner 1, 2 & 3 repeats.

All of the above was the next "cook" on my list using new pellet grill. Started at midnight.

Salt and pepper only just before putting inside the grill. First 3 hours at 220 degrees F, next 7 hours at 250 degrees F and then finished at 300  degrees F to get to the 200 degree F internal temperature by dinner time. I think this is called "pushing the cook." There was no loss to the finished quality.

Her and I agree that this is by far the best pulled pork we have ever eaten. And it is not me, the cook. It is SLOW COOK TIME, TEMPERATURE PROBE INFORMATION AND THE PELLET GRILL. 

I spent considerable time reading articles and watching videos from other backyard home/family cooks and then simply gave this a try. What we found amazing is the flavor, that the pork is moist and that the bark is full of flavor and adds to the overall meal. The pork needs nothing and is stand alone on any plate. Warmed up as good as off the grill. For some reason though, maybe habit, BBQ sauce always finds it way to the plate.






I mentioned awhile back that I raked to the bottom of a leaf pile out back and planted the remainder of my seed potatoes in the rich dirt of rotted leaves. Covered them up with 6"- 8" of leaves and "gave them to God." Kinda!

I remember as a youngster going to corners of mom's garden and digging beautiful potatoes from under grass and leaf piles. What did I have to lose from trying that here?

Low and behold, potatoes are taking off like gangbusters. Truth will be in the digging. Baby red potatoes with butter, salt and pepper. That's the dream.


Three and a half inches of rain this past week. Thunder, lightening and the pitter-patter of rain for hours. Dark grey days. Outside surroundings, all a lush green. 

Ditches on both sides of the roads, fields and ponds are shedding what they cannot hold.



The price of roses are going to go up. Oops.  Rationing water for nine million people. Producer of flowers/roses and coffee. 

COFFEE. Now this story has my attention. Second largest producer of coffee in the world. Ouch. The price of coffee is already through the roof. This is not going to help. What to do? What to do? We drink 6 lbs. a month.

Not so long ago, our red can of coffee (last summer) was $8 a can. Then the price went to $11 and then to $14 and now it is unavailable. However, a single can of the same coffee on Amazon is available for $23. Think investment and barter. Shop different brands while still at lower prices.


Originally found on The Daily Time Waster.

A good take on an old song, I thought.


Just released on Prime.

Graphic, violent, comedic, great story telling, excellent sound track, visually gripping, some of my favorite actors and some new ones. We completed the 8 episode series last night. Love it or hate it! 


The NET. More now like car wreck after car wreck after car wreck. Lot of folks throwing words, memes and videos in the air. I find a few to quickly look at as they arc. 

Looking here, looking there, down the road and turning to look behind me. The smallest of things are indistinguishable from potential catastrophic things.

What ever is building and coming, is coming this year.  Soon, I think. Sooner than later. "Biggly."

In the mean time, I looked this past week at day turning to night turning back to day, water in ditches, potatoes growing under leaves, fields, overflowing ponds and to the woman who puts her arms around me, pulls tightly and kisses me on the cheek. Says softly, "I love you." 

God is offering me good days and I know it.

Shopping yesterday in one of the larger nearby cities. Big nationwide store. The gal checking us out mentioned that currently at "her" store average shopping cart purchases are $335. And, $394 for 10 bags, young family with three little kids from another local friend this morning.

And to you. I appreciate your time and visit. Share with a friend this day.


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