While T. and Bama were doing the outside chores this morning, I started getting everything ready for lunch. Last night I had decided to cook outside, so I could try to make Carol's delicious recipe for grilled chicken thighs with roasted vegetables.
The vegetables that I chopped up were fresh zucchini, yellow squash, okra, green beans, onion and a red bell pepper. Then I prepared the chicken thighs with Carol's secret ingredient. Then I went outside and threw a bag of charcoal into our smoker and started a fire.
When Tony and Brandon got a whiff of the smoke, it alarmed them. So they jumped into Kermit and flew down to The Okay Corral, to discover it was just the smoker heating up. Then they went back to feeding the dogs and cleaning their pens.
A little later on, while the three of us were enjoying the delicious meal that I had prepared, Carol showed up to pick up something that she had left over here. We had a short, fun visit with her, and she loved all of my decorating improvements.
After lunch, the three of us went to Kerrville to run a couple of errands and to pick up Miranda and Blake, at Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic.
The Border Collie pups were glad to see us and they rode quietly in their crates all of the way home. Here are few pictures that I took after their arrival. The first one is Miranda Lambert.