About that smoked pork picnic I cooked

First of all, I am so glad I got back to smoking food. It really is one of my favorite things to do.

That is a whole picnic pork roast, coated in rock sea salt and my homemade sauce. The recipe for it is below.

Thrown Together Sauce

1/2 c. ketchup

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. vinegar (your choice) Hot)

1 tsp. lemon juice

hot sauce of your choice to taste (I used Franks Red Hot)


This sauce is easy to make and in fact, I made it up on the spot. Slather the sauce all over the roast and place on prepared smoker rack or Weber grill with your favorite water-soaked wood chips. I used apple this time.


Biosolids OK for your farm field and food, but treated as “Haz-Mat” when spilled

In Goochland County, biosolids were spilled in the road right-of-way , but don’t worry.

Tomorrow, they’ll spread it on your food growing fields so it’s back in the food chain. And hazardous material response?

That’s due to the “…which reduces, but doesn’t completely eliminate, disease-causing organisms…” said one unknown haz-mat crew member. Feeling better now?

Oh, one last thing: Soil and Water Conservation Districts are paid every year by the government to clean up rivers and streams contaminated with human coliform bacteria.

Washington State:

People and pets in the area should avoid direct contact with the spill area and Swauk Creek below the spill until potential risks to health have been determined by the health department, according to a news release.

The biosolids have been treated by King County to meet Class B requirements which reduces, but doesn’t completely eliminate, disease-causing organisms.

Transparency is great, said the politicians trying to limit transparency

Recent decisions have shown citizens that transparency is a myth propagated by politicians in order to placate the masses.

The news that the Supreme Court of Virginia made the decision to not provide records relating to the Virginia death penalty is the latest death knell for a law that was intended to make government more accessible, more “open.”

You don’t need to look far to see violations of the idea and the law of the Freedom of Information Act. Every week, sometimes every day, a report or other information is denied for release, often with an explanation that defies the law itself.

If the law in the Commonwealth can’t be followed regarding this, isn’t that the same as the justification for wanting the freedom of the information in the first place? If our government does not follow the very law written for these purposes, shouldn’t we wonder what other laws they have decided not to follow?

Mark Warner’s staff – “I will give you a call Monday.” – June 8th – No call yet

Hello? Anyone home?

Office, Abingdon (Warner)

Jun 5
to me

Hey Martin-

I will give you a call on Monday.