I first got my smoker in October 2018. Its a little one, and so has some limitations. I can fit 4 chickens on it, but only 1 brisket. I can get 2 racks of pork ribs, and 2 pork butts on at a time. The firebox is a bit small, but despite its limitations, I can produce a super yummy piece of meat. At least, according to my family. Little Man, age 9, declared me a "master smoker". … [Read more...] about 4 things I’ve learned about smoking meat
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That is the question! As you can see, I decided to share my goals this year. Bring it on! For the first time in 7 years, I’ve made goals for the year. Honestly, I love writing goals and creating these big pictures of what my ideal is. And, in the past, I’ve been quite ambitious! Some years, I’d rock those goals, and some years I’d crash and burn at some point in the … [Read more...] about Goals. To Share or Not to Share?
This last week I had to make a quick trip to my grandfather's funeral. Its always sad to say good-bye to a loved one, but its always good to see the rest of the family. Funerals and death is like that, a mixed bag. Family News While there, my 2nd cousin (or somesuch) told me about how her dad, at the rehab center where he is at, has "LEGO therapy". She said they have … [Read more...] about LEGO Therapy
We have found it is good to dream at times. In fact, I've read that its good for everyone to consider where they want to be in a year, or 5 years. Of course, there is a time to dream big and a time to make it do-able and practical. Today, I'm talking "Dream Big". Inspiration Most often, the vision for the Dream Big is seeing what others have done. Its good to have those … [Read more...] about Dreaming Big
A week or two ago, Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency organized The Hope Gala here in town to raise funds for and support adoption. For the severalth-year-in-a-row, we hosted a table, and this year we were able to fill our table! This hasn't been true every year.... and this year it was a last minute endeavor to find a couple for the last 2 seats. Dinner done, we got to … [Read more...] about Adoption & Hope Galas