COLD DARK ROOM

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When my wife came here from the Philippines. Onetime we were at the grocery store and she asked if they had pig ears. I told her the only pig ears they have are dried out for dogs to chew on. Luckily we found a butcher shop that we could get what she wanted.
Very lucky for you. Now you have a happy wife.
 

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In Germany it gets more and more difficult too to get pig ears or a whole pig head or something else. Because more and more people think like Lyn. They don`t want to eat meat that looks like the animal it came from.
Not my thing, but it is a good thing that the whole pig is used otherwise it's death would not be a waste.
 

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I had to look it up because I was curious about the name. Seems like "dismal" was a common term for swamps in those days:

More than 280 years ago, what is now the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was part of a much larger, waterlogged natural area known in land records as the Great Dismal.

While today's protected refuge stretches over more than 110,000 acres in parts of Suffolk, Chesapeake and northeastern North Carolina, the Great Dismal was more than 1 million acres and included land areas as far east as Back Bay in present-day Virginia Beach, according to Deloras Freeman, the refuge's visitor services specialist.

Called "great," possibly because of its size, it was called "dismal" because that was a common term at the time for a swamp or morass.

Author Hubert Davis took the root meaning a bit further in his 1962 book, "The Great Dismal Swamp," noting that "the French translate this into marais maudit meaning cursed swamp. Dismal also meant evil association with Satan."
Wow. Very interesting!!
 

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We paddled pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday in the rain. Lots of rain. The best day/night was friday, but there were terrible winds too. We did have great kayaking....our spirits were high.

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Sunny and Windy and Dry


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Rainy and Soggy and Wet
I was going to say it does not look too bad, but then I saw the 2nd picture. [emoji23] [emoji23]
 

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