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?

7 comments:

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...

Christine,

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.
Deb