On saturday we all went out to the farm to celebrate my sister Kristy and my birthdays!
We're 29(+3) and 26 respectfully ;)
Kristy and our Uncle Marty butchered Sweet Potato's brother (he didn't have a real name lol) friday night. They didn't keep the head on (no sweet cheek meat for me :( ) and I have no idea if they salted/brined it overnight.
He went into the roaster that Marty and Calvin (a family friend) built 6 or 8 yrs ago. Calvin uses every year with his family. We trusted in him to do the pig roast that day :)
Before we feasted I picked saskatoons at my parent's acreage. They have two different varieties, a smaller one and a larger one. I do not know the names, sorry. The smaller one I'm pretty sure is a wild one while the larger one is probably a cultivated one that went wild.
|Probably a cultivated saskatoon|
|A true wild saskatoon, pic taken after I had picked the ripe ones (sorry!)|
Here you can really see the colour difference between the two varieties, as well as the size.
This was taken before they were cleaned so there is some -maybe not quite ripe ones- floating around in there.
I gave my haul to @ACanadianFoodie. She loves saskatoons way more than I do and I know she'll put them to good use.
Check out her post, Fresh Saskatoon Berry Tart, for some inspiration!
Later that evening...
We feasted on PORK!
This year we have 8 or so Tamworth Crosses at Baba's farm. Kristy and Marty have been doing the majority of the work looking after them.
They're all fat, happy and healthy :)
(the pigs that is)
|Simple is best, pork on a bun with honey mustard sauce|
A delicious meal all 'round and not much left at the end of the night...
While it wasn't cooked the way I would've done it, it was still super delicious and lots of fun to do!
Maybe next year I'll get to man the grill for the day ;)