Sunday, April 01, 2007

melting snow reveales

Mira and a friend went for a walk in the woods yesterday. Mira came home all excited.

"Guess what I found?" were the first words out of her mouth.

Only half joking, I reply "Not a dead animal, I hope."

"Ahhh. (pause) Sort of."

What she had found was a turtle shell. With part of the turtle still in it. Thankfully Sam's mom had a few plastic bags in the car and the turtle was quite tightly wrapped. What to do? After consulting with Whitefeather , and the solution of scraping and boiling , or burying was suggested, I decided that any one of those things would be Mira's job and could happen when the days are warmer and I can open my windows with out giving my plants frost bite. The shell, and the remains of the turtle are in the freezer. In a few more layers of plastic.

What is the oddest thing in YOUR freezer?


Anonymous said...

We have other weird things in our freezer so the turtle shell will feel right at home.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oooooo, I don't know ... I've never dug that deep into my freezer. I think I'd be afraid of coming up with turtle parts tho, LOL ... I'm staying out of YOUR freezer. ;-) hehe

ms. pea said...

I'd think a turtle ghost would be a pretty powerful house spirit. Seems like a good omen to me!

Margene said...

I guess Jr. Mints aren't that weird;-)

Christine B. said...

:) I can picture the scene. Things are always interesting at your house, aren't they. I wonder what a turtle was doing in the woods though, and what the chances that Mira will turn into a biologist are.

You win hands down by the way. Everything in our freezer is something that Joe and I would (or could) eat. Six freezer-burned hotdogs encased in a ziplock bag along with snowy ice crystals are by far the least appealing items though.

Also, just wondering if you still have any of Mira's stick-insect eggs in your deepfreeze? What about your 'tree planting organs'?

Anonymous said...


I think all of that stuff is still there, as are the last uneaten bits of the pig we bought a few years back - the tail and the kidneys - though I can't honestly say I've seen them in a while. But there is also a lot of very edible stuff in there too. I wonder if pig-tail soup is worth making?

the DH

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

A coyote hide, no really I shot the coyote and my daughter skinned it. It is in the freezer until we find someone that wants to tan it. It was a very well fed coyote because she and her mate ate about 30 of my chickens! Just call me dudleyannieoakly.