Holidays in the Cariboo

Holidays in the Cariboo

With it being down to -20 Celsius degrees these last few weeks winter has kicked in full blast along with snow, and yes we got our Christmas decorations up a bit earlier than last year. It was fun putting up the tree, and the little kitties sure love the ornaments! A trick my Mom taught me when I was a kid was to put ornaments that aren’t breakable at the bottom of the tree incase a cat does find a new toy on the tree it wont break or hurt them or your decorations! It worked so far they have found 2 that they like the most 🙂 I also put up our Christmas village on top of our bookshelf along with another set of Christmas lights I found in one of our boxes of decorations. Our dogs sure love the snow! Darwin loves to get his face deep in snow piles and then run around with a snow beard! He is the cutest! Tao dog loves running all around the yard and slipping and sliding as he glides back inside the mud room..Humble Dog well she just loves to play with the puppies outside. I don’t think it matters what the weather is for them to have a good time, they are all healthy happy pups! There has been really great Christmas specials on the TV. Gusto TV has a bunch of great recipe shows for holiday cooking/baking from Spencer Watts (Fish the Dish), some great recipes from the ladies at One World Kitchen, Snoop and Martha Stewart, as well as Jamie Oliver. DIY has been pumping out...
Yard Work on the Hottest Day June 5th 2016

Yard Work on the Hottest Day June 5th 2016

So it has been super hot this weekend. It is even sunnier on the Coast with a high of 33C in the Fraser Valley! We were going to visit the Coast but not when it is this hot out! Instead we decided to stay at home and do some yard work. We went to a local feed shop in town and got some horse manure that had finished so we can use it right away in our garden! We took out a few shovels when we got home and put the trailer full of dirt on to the parts where our vegetable garden will be! It is hard work but I sure felt like a farmer today 🙂 It was a nice spot where we got the manure from. They told us to come back when we needed more. We think we will be doing a few more trailer loads so we can create a nice garden spot. Tao Dog and our other dogs love it out here! We are going to build a fence so that they don’t wander off into our neighbours yards as they have been. People seem to like our dogs though and someone gave Humble Dog a big rack of fresh rib bones from some sort of game! She came home trotting so proudly holding her rack of ribs so high for every one of our dogs to see. We took off the bones so they all could share and wow they were quiet for quite some time! 🙂 We have really nice neighbours here and everyone seems to have a dog or 2....
Pulled Pork in the Cariboo

Pulled Pork in the Cariboo

We have been eating well this last week, meals are getting to be back to normal meaning our dinners induce food comas after eating like our first Pulled Pork that we had here! Yes Morgyn set up the big blue drum smoker on our deck and we smoked a pork shoulder all day. Our block must have been wondering what the new ladies were cooking! We shared a plate with our neighbor and she really enjoyed it! This time we made the sauce less sweet and more Italian style with Italian herbs and tomato sauce..it was delicious! Pork Shoulder in the Brine. We left it in the brine over night before smoking it. Here is our big blue drum Smoker! 🙂 Morgyn adding some Hickory wood chips..the puppies are helping! Humble Dog and Mr Dog checking out the smell of the smoker! Mr Dog recently had surgery. He is alright now though! Pork Shoulder after 6 hours on the smoker! Time to take off and finish in the oven! First a bit of Olive Oil.. 6 hours later out of our oven! Looks wonderful! Time to pull it! Our yummy sauce.. My Pulled Pork Wrap! Morgyn’s Pulled Pork...