I attended my first pig roast today and I must say it was delicious! It was held at "Grumpy's" house in Myrtle Station. He put the wee beast on at 9 AM and we were ready to eat at 6:30 PM. Jim, Patrick and I attended however Rhea chose to go to a friend's for a sleep over. Apparently she thought if she saw a full pig roasting over an open flame she would just up and become a vegetarian. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I wasn't sure myself how I would feel seeing it. Luckily we didn't arrive until about 4:30 PM so I was able to separate the living beast from the meat cooking. We are just such carnivores. Actually we are omnivores but who is being picky? Me I guess. Inside the pig was a roast beef which I thought was interesting. Patrick and Jim had a piece and said it was good.
The Roast Pig.
And this here is "Grumpy" Finally getting some food into himself while still organizing the whole group of us.
I got reunited with an old knitting buddy of mine which was a bonus! "Grumpy's" daughter. I met her at knitting class and felt like I had known her all along. We lost touch for about 10 years while I raised children and she became a lawyer. I thought about her often through the years and I was surprised to find out that she had thought of me too. Now that she has finished her schooling and I have almost finished raising my kiddos we plan on staying in touch!! Right, K.?
A final shot for me... the most handsome boy at the pig roast.
I was reading the Toronto Star today and saw an article about a Canadian Artist named Nancy Nisbet who is travelling around the USA with a 12 metre container containing her worldly possessions. She calls the trip her Exchange Project and is doing it as a "performance of resistance" about the Free Trade Agreement. She has a web site..... http://exchangeproject.ca/index.php that keeps you up to date on her tour. An interesting concept.