It is an absolutely beautiful day outside and is supposed to be this nice for several days! Lower humidity and temperatures make it nice to work outside-not that I have done a whole lot of outside work today but I have had to go out to keep putting chips in the smoker and I get to feel how lovely it is outside each time. We are, of course, smoking the bacon. One side anyway which consists of 8 chunks of meat. This is a shot of when we put it in. It is almost ready to come out now. We have turned off the smoker and are letting it cool some before bringing it in.
I also go the incubator cleaned and sanitized and filled with eggs. It will be a mixed batch this time-duck, chicken and quail eggs.
Phil has not been idle. He did get the back yard raked. The back yard is smaller now since we put up the fence but it still had three piles of leaves and acorns in it and it had been raked not too long ago. He was going to get more manure put into the compost bin but it rained last night and made the pen a bit sloppy again so he decided to wait on that chore. Phil also helped peel some of these potatoes with me.
While all this was going on there was a pork roast cooking in the crock pot.
There were other chores that needed doing but these are what we got done today. The gardening and chicken butchering will just have to wait until next time.