The scrapyard

Another oil drum was kindly delivered to me last week and I was told that I could have as many as I wanted and a supply of empty butane bottles was mine for the asking. My garden is now starting to resemble a scrapyard but if I can get the cutting gear I can start to assemble a prototype smoker. If its successful I might even try and sell one or two. This would be a great way to make a living if it all comes off. I figured that all the pieces I need I can acquire or "purloin" for less than 30 pounds and should take no more than 10 hours to assemble and paint. Oh well……..

After a really bright start to the week weather wise its gone cold and grey and some of the shoots on the trees and plants are starting to wither. Worse still is the news that we have imminent snow on its way in less than 24 hours. My plans to get the grill out next weekend are not looking good but I still have high hopes for Easter and I have a huge piece of Lamb to practise my marinades on rubs on for tomorrow which is Mothers day. Mum will be pleased I am sure. (probably not, she mentioned last week that the house was starting to smell like an Indian curry house and this was not meant as a compliment!)

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