Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pork Is Love, at least in some parts

Had a great little trip to Decorah this past weekend. Got to spend two evenings visiting with gassy RJ- who didn't share her gift with us, but her 6 year old son did and found himself to be quite amusing- and SJ. I fear I came off a little conservative during a debate on defining the family farm. I turn into a cranky devil's advocate when I'm tired. I really do believe in not subsidizing coporate farms. I do.

Speaking of cranky, my visit with my dad went better than expected. We didn't end up disagreeing with each other very much, unlike recent visits. It helped that he had his hearing aids on. This is good. My father, who has a lot of difficulty showing affection of any kind, shows his love for us in other ways. This trip it was with pork. He announced to me upon my arrival that he had purchased a hog for each of us six kids and that I needed to call the locker to let them know how I wanted it cut. So, sometime in April, I will get about 200 lbs of pork. Thanks, dad. Barbecue, anyone?


Madame Leiderhosen said...

200 pounds of pork?! Wow! Call if you need assistance cooking up the beastie?

Cheers for the family farm! Even if I can't figure out what to do with some of their produce...like these giant white and pink radishes.

Mnmom said...

BBQ at Michael's house!!!
I'll send you my uncle's recipe for bathtub pork - yes, cooked in a bathtub - outside.
See you Saturday!

Cheesecake Maven said...

When did you and I have a conversation about family farms? Did I miss something?

I know what I missed! You! Hope to see you next time!

Cheesecake Maven said...

Oh, wait, I just figured it out. You were talking about the other SJ, weren't you? The male one. Sorry I missed you! Would love to have seen you this weekend.

Scott J. said...

We still love you, even if you are a shill for Big Agriculture and make your living destroying America's proud heritage of family farming.

And sure, I enjoyed the bribe of pizza, chocolate and crackers. But I will not be swayed!

So, um, are you coming back anytime soon?