This morning we got the smoker outside and made our own wood chips from the plum tree pieces that we had saved. I had a nice big pork butt that I had been saving and it was put into the smoker.
I then got to feeding everyone and let the ducks out. Yesterday I bought the ducks a kiddie pool so they would have more room for swimming. They, of course, would have nothing to do with the new pool yesterday but today, as you can see, they figured it out.
I also got the "baby" duckling out. This is not the last duckling but the one before that (gotten big hasn't he/she?). He/she has never seen other ducks before but he lives in one of the greenhouse pens so he hears the other ducks all the time. My smallest duck, the little crested runner, went up to him and chased him a bit but the others ignored him...at first. Later a loose rooster chased him into the duck pen and he hid in the duck house for a while but then the two Rouen drakes found him and I had to go rescue him and then put him back in his own pen. I will bring him out some every day so they can get used to him and he eventually will just join the flock.
I then was off to the garden. Yesterday I got two nice blueberry bushes at the flea market for $5 each. I decided not to plant them in the garden on the hill since nothing seems to be growing up there. Instead I dug up the rest of the potatoes..
Added more manure and put the new blueberries in that bed. It will mean less room for other veggies but at least they are right in the garden where I know I will take care of them.
Also in the garden I picked another squash. This one had gotten a bit big and it has only been the day before yesterday since I had checked on it.
When bringing this and the new potatoes in I noticed that there were also several more little ripe tomatoes on the hanging basket tomato plants so those got picked as well.
Finally I sat down in the back yard to watch the smoker and keep putting chips in but I soon needed something to do and started on another spoon.
I worked on it for almost 6 hours while the pork roast was being smoked. The plum chips had a very nice smell to them. When the roast was done the spoon was almost done too.
Dinner was wonderful. The pork roast was perfect and the smoke favor was very nice. I cooked the little potatoes that I had gotten from the garden and the three squash that I had harvested this week as well. It was all so good that I think I will gotand steal another bit of roast.
I hope you all have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.