The blackberry stems have little buds on them. It's pretty cool outside for this time of the year. I think we went from a record high a few days ago to a record low today. Or something like that.
My next big challenge (which was accepted) was to smoke two pork shoulders and a turkey in my drum smoker for my brother-in-law's going away party before he joins the navy and is surrounded by seamen. That joke works better when spoken, unless you deliberately misspell seamen. In any case, I think it can be done and will end up being delicious.
Oh and the stupid dog ate more corn plants, dug up another section of them and chewed on the picnic table. I should change the title of the blog to "Things my dog has destroyed."