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[Jun. 10th, 2010|09:02 am]
Verminius Rex
Another fist sized 8 ball squash harvested, several others in the queue including a delightful yellow (goldrush variety if I remember right) and a white pattypan that still need to get bigger. The first peppers to emerge are sweet banana peppers, still small and green but definitely a start.

The smoked chicken is ok but not my best. I suspect the brine was weaker than needed, and possibly started off with the heat too high (although I suspect most of the issue was with the brine). But it was a decent start to the smoking season. I'm hitting Sam's Club later today with the kids and one of Kiyan's clinicians (may introduce her to India Emporium and the Asian market at 105th and Metcalf, they are delightful places). While at Sam's I'll be checking out pork for possible smoking, if nothing is on sale I'm willing to wait since we have chicken to work through anyway.

I'm stalking an auction for a bread slicer. The shipping is low, the price is currently low. It's also 5 days until the auction ends. I do this to myself way too often, becoming somewhat attached to an auction and setting my theoretical price limits, only to the the auction blow past those limits in the last few minutes. Almost like duck hunting and someone else always stealing my shots.

I have about 2 hours to work downstairs in the craft room before afternoon plans kick in. I figure even emptying one bin a day will get down there done before horribly long. And I'm starting to get the crafts sorted by type. That helps most of all, because once all the screenprinting stuff is together then I get rid of the squeegees (donate to KU textile department) and figure out what to do with the three huge serigraphy screens we haven't touched in 12 years (store or sell). Then painting stuff goes into one bin for Marz to sort through dry paint tubes and sort as she wishes. All my personal fabrics will go into bins for me, or put into general population or disposed of. Common use fabrics will probably be sorted by fiber and design.