The pork smoked about 14 hours yesterday before reaching the required doneness. My puttering around took about that long, too. I finished mowing our yard and helped Tim mow a piece of the pasture to be used for parking. In the evening, Kathy and I cut, oiled, rubbed, and refrigerated the chickens. After cleaning up that mess, we pulled the pork and refrigerated it, too. We managed to get to bed about midnight. At 7 this morning I was cleaning the smoker. The chicken was smoking by 8:30 am. Now Kathy is making and icing cakes. This afternoon, she will bake the cornbread. I continue to feed the fire.
Next door is a mad house with last minute cooking, decorating, and placing tables and chairs.
We should have good weather for this evening, perhaps a little too warm, but that's probably better than too cold.
The official estimate was about 150 people. Not bad, considering the various competing events. The Coweta highschool softball team won a tournament in OKC and became state champions that same day.
The family is already making plans for next year's party and you're invited.