I am impressed Bob. I am a good cook, I have canned peaches and pears from my trees, and I just got a dehydrator, possibly my younger rooster is going to be jerky, I'm not sure, He's kinda ornery and I do not want him to breed, his mom's genetics were poor, she died young and his sister died younger. I've been keeping him separate. while grandkids are gone so no one catches me I am considering removing him. I don't smoke much but I did buy a pig in 2013, skinned and quartered, made 2 hams, some bacon, about 30 pounds of sausage, and pork loins and what not, stocked my freezer and my daughters' freezers. I still have the grinder, but it's too much work when I'm working all the time and the daughter that helped me and her
kids moved farther away, we all work too much.
My coy dog turned out to be 25% australian cattle dog, 25% great pyrenees, 12.5% Australian shepherd, and the rest super mutt featuring chihuahua and pomeranian, we call him Teddy the nut job, he's a little crazy, 100% bonded to me, and I'd had him a year before I had the DNA run, he's kinda gray now, he's 9, but going strong. He doesn't like water, I don't know if he can swim because we don't go to the lake and my ponds are for my fish. Cici likes to get in the pond to cool off, I have a kennel fence around it to keep her out, and she has a wading pool most years.
Cici came from the same shelter Teddy came from, she was on death row for a bad case of kennel cough, I quarantined her for a month or so until antibiotics cleared her up, since Bronx died she is pack leader, and keeps the boys in line, squirrels out of the yard. Teddy bothers my allergies if I let him ride in the truck with me, but he loves to so sometimes we take the old truck for a cruise, Cici is a poor car rider, her favorite perch is with her head on top of mine, but you know she was a coddled pup of 6 months when she first got to ride. She is 10 now, showing a little gray. She is one of my chewers, I think she and teddy both nibbled on my bee suit when it was draped over their crates, I patched it up on the sewing machine and learned to hang it up. Catching Cici for a still shot is very hard, that girl moves.