I was hoping to have a new post for you about how I strung my tomatoes up on a tomato trellis — a new idea for us here.  And I would have talked about trimming the stems back, and all the things you talk about when you talk tomatoes.  I know how to talk tomatoes, my friend.

But instead, I’m here to tell you that I’ve been sick for the past two weekends — migraines and a bad cold, thrown in with a friend’s wedding that I had to attend and that left me tired.  This is what happens sometimes.  The work-life balance gets thrown out of whack, and I’m left with un-trellised tomatoes and a serious craving for garden work.  

On the bright side, I’ve been cooking up the meat that we got in our first meat CSA pickup.  We signed on for 35 lbs. (~16 kg) of meat per month from Chestnut Farms.  This month is a mix of pork, beef, and chicken, and let me tell you this: it is good.  I’m not a big fan of beef (give me lamb any day), but it’s still delicious, and the pork is ridiculously flavorful.

What would you do with a big hunk of pork shoulder?  Pulled pork?  I can’t tolerate the amount of fat in shoulder, which means I don’t cook it often so I’m left high and dry here.  No pun intended.