Re: Barbeque, was Re: [gardeners] Carolina Turkey

Liz Albrook (
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 15:52:01 +0000

Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:

> Well, Harry, if Texians had herded swine instead of beeves, they might've
> been more interested in barbecuing pork.  But swine don't herd worth a darn
> on the Old Chisholm trail.  Pigboy yells, "Git along little Duroc," and
> pigs go squealing helter skelter, right beneath the bellies of the startled
> horses.  Lightning?  You never saw so many baby back ribs bobbing on the
> Red River.  And they don't care for off-key singing.  I think beef is more
> fitting for Texas BBQ than pork.  Besides, pigs grunt so loud the cook
> can't tell whether the pigboys liked them beans or not.  I think we'd
> better leave them be.  Margaret

Just taking a wild guess here -- did you recently read or re-read 
Lonesome Dove or one of it's companion books?

Augustus McCrae was a true Southerner