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Rainy days and pulled pork recipe

Rainy days


The past two days have been cool and rainy. This morning we had intense rain and lightning and its been spitting around almost all day. Yesterday we had scattered showers also. We needed it. Although it made all of us sleepy and just want to curl up and do nothing. My tomatoes will love the drink of rain. I will welcome more tomatoes to be coming on soon!
School is going much smoother now with the kids working on their own. They get up about 5:15 and start working on school by 6. They are mostly done with their subjects by noon or after. It’s been nice!
With the rain has come the challenge of laundry. It never fails I do too much laundry and hang it on my dryer racks and it takes hours for it to dry! I’ve held off using the dryer only in need be situations. We needed to get our wet laundry off the clothesline today from the rain so we dried them in the dryer. I keep reminding the family less electricity the better used.

Pulled pork recipe


Today I put pork loin chops in the crockpot for this evenings dinner and I did a different way.
6-10 pork loin chops
1 apple cored and chopped
1 tablespoon dried onion
1 bottle of Reeds apple cider ginger beer
Cover and cook on high for 5-6hours. Shred with a fork. Add the following
1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
3 tablespoons brown sugar or raw honey
1 1/2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
1/2 cup of smoky bourbon or hickory BBQ sauce
Put lid back on crockpot and let simmer for an hour.
I will be serving pork over rice with fried apples and carrots. Also maybe make a sweet and spicy slaw to go with it. I also will try to make a pumpkin dessert of some kind for tonight.
I had seen a video where beer was used with apple in pork but we don’t have alcohol in our house and the apple cider ginger beer was the closest I had. I think if a bit of real apple cider was added it would be even better!

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Hoping for reprieve

It’s been a very warm couple if weeks with very little rain. The grass and ground need a drink of rain. I am hoping that this cool front coming is a welcome reprieve from the heat. With heat indexes in the 100’s I am looking forward to 80’s. I hope it stays!

Fall is my favorite season!


Cool temps, apple picking, burning yummy scented candles, deer season and colorful leaves, pumpkins, hot coffee…The list goes on.
My tomatoes are still producing and I have been freezing what we don’t eat or give away to family and church. My okra is a small row and isn’t giving what I thought it might but we will enjoy what we can. I didn’t get to put in a fall garden. I was hoping to but so far I haven’t accomplished it. I hope to plant some lettuce and cool weather short term crops to eat this fall. But time passes so fast!
My two youngest have started school and are able to stay home in the mornings to get school work going. We haven’t had a normal school year in 3 years. But then I wonder does any homeschool family have a normal school year? Lol it’s going to be a great year and much learning. Well time to start dinner outside on my outdoor 2 burner stove. It’s better than a stuffy 90 degree kitchen! 😉

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