Friday, April 10, 2009

Getting Dirty & Loving it!

Despite the picture above things are starting to dry up around here. Yesterday I was able to walk our trail with the dogs to the back of our land without getting soaked. I still had to wear my hiking boots but not my knee highs. I did not come back clean by any means but that would be NO fun!
A couple days ago the ice went out in the ponds and the peepers started peeping. Such a wonderful thing! My boy was right out there knee deep for the first time this season.

The kids caught a few critters.


Tonight I was looking through my pictures of the pig processing and I was thinking about how to break it up into posts. Should I start from the beginning with a few pictures of Maine Man skinning it? (which is not the traditional way to deal with a pigs hide) Then have him explain his technique etc and go on from there? Or should I skip the gory details and just go to the the meat processing? What do you think?

8 comments:

San Diego Farmgirl said...

I vote skip the gore - because I'd have to pay somebody to skin mine. :o)

Don said...

I think spring is just about here in Michigan. We still have the remnants of the seven inches of snow we got last weekend!

I love all the details about farm life. Post away to your heart's content!

Catching crawfish (crayfish, crawdads, etc.) is a rite of passage.

Patrice Farmer said...

I'd like to see it. Its interesting to see how its done.

Was that a baby snake???

GreyWolf said...

Tadpoles and crayfish, a tasty treat. Roasted over an open fire with a little hot sauce...YUM!!

Don't skip a thing, I want to learn how it's done. If you must, post a warning first, but don't leave out a single detail!

Mare said...

I think you should post whatever you want to, and warn folks who are faint of heart that the reading might get a little rough up ahead! Happy Easter!

Marci said...

I say go for all the details. There are enough out here that want to learn new techniques and those that don't can skim by that part. :)

frugalmom said...

I love those muddy feet!

coastrat said...

The muddy feet are great!