Tuesday is back again, rolls around faster each week.........or is it just me?? Yes, there are a lot of pictures in this post, it was a BIG weekend for us. I am going to start at the end with this big glass of iced tea I had with my lunch on the way home. If you are just here for Tuesday's T with Elizabeth and want to skip the BBQ photos, the music photos, and the yard sale photos, now would be the time to do it............grin
Okay so on with the "meat" of this post. This last weekend was an other BBQ Competition, that took us about 4 hours down south to a little mountain community, just about 15 miles east of Escondido (for those who know California) called Valley Center. The competition was at the Bates Nut Farm, about 100 acres nestled in the hills. They have quite a few events here. Last October we met youngest son and family here for the HUGE pumpkin patch festival. I won't go into a long description, just a short caption under the pictures to say what the photos are of............................
|Saturday morning we woke to a cool overcast. We LOVED it!!|
|Cool enough to wear jackets to season the 9 racks of ribs!|
|The left is the smoker we cook the meat in, the right is all the seasonings and other things needed. (well just a few LOL)|
|Top: our little both with our banner, a shot of the playhouse, youngest son is the only one working|
Bottom are two shots of one side of the row we were in. 31 contestants, but this row sold tastings. These are some of the BIG guys in BBQ around here.
|The meat has to go into a judging box for a blind judging.|
On the top is chicken thighs and pork ribs
Bottom is pulled pork and beef brisket.
We are judged on the appearance of these boxes also.
|They were having a HUGE yard sale the same day, about 20 acres of yard sale. I would guess that there were about 200 YS booths. Everything from pots and plants, to angel wings, to a ROCKER FOR ELIZABETH and a saddle to ride it home with.|
These are real stuffed animals that are placed around the two elevators with water features.
Top right are two mannequins fishing in a real creek. The little girl is a real little girl....LOL
It was a super weekend, even if we didn't do well in the competition. I probably took close to 100 pictures with my camera and my phone, tried to give you a variety of what was going on and how tings go at a competition, and the Bass Pro shop is always a stop for us on the way home. There is a full sized restaurant in this store, that is where I had my tea with my lunch. I did buy a pretty top and a pair of flip flop while we were there, DH bought a pound of walnut fudge!!!!! LOL
Tip to get linked up with Elizabeth the Altered Book Lover, but will have to make the tea rounds in the morning (Monday night here........well almost Tuesday now) It was a long day, the Playhouse had to be cleaned from top to bottom. I started early ( like 6am) as it was HOT here today. So glad the Playhouse has 2 air conditioners in it. It hit 109' (F) by noon and stayed there until well after 4PM.
That's it for me this week, between the loooong day and the heat I am all done in...................
Happy T-day and Inky Hugs
About Bates Nut FarmBates Nut Farm started with walnuts, but now purchases nuts from all over the world. Pistachios, pecans, cashews, peanuts, pignolias, sunflower seeds and much more can be purchased on the farm. The nuts come raw, roasted, some spiced up and unsalted. To ensure quality and freshness we roast and package our nuts on the farm. The Bates family takes pride in providing a quality product at a fair price. It’s part of the tradition.
Bates Nut Farm check it out here