[Homestead] Playing Possum
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 9 00:18:05 EST 2008
I can tell you were that possum has been. Anywhere that stinks. Inside a dead cow or a dead pig or a big pile of garbage. I have to be careful how I put this, but when I was a lad; possum was considered very desirable in the black part of our community. I would trade to black men I knew, possums and coons for rabbits. Where I was a lad, the black men prided themselves on their beagles and their prowess at rabbit hunting. I went on a big rabbit hunt, a state away, we took some black men and a bunch of their beagles. Beagles chase rabbits in circles, closer, and closer, until, they are in gun sight. I have been in a group of a half dozen men standing back to back so rabbits in all direction, damn rabbit got chased right in amongst us, between our legs . Hah.
--- On Mon, 12/8/08, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> From: EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Playing Possum
> To: bobford79 at yahoo.com, homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Monday, December 8, 2008, 10:10 PM
> I've heard this before..
> Here's my thing...why would I want to possibly waste a
> weeks worth of
> sweet potatoes(or corn or whatever other good food to clean
> up) for enough meat for maybe two meals from a possum,
> assuming that I
> liked it...
> It is supposed to taste like rabbit, but I will pass on
> trying it...
> I think I would eat my dog before I would eat a possum...at
> least I know
> where my dog has been <vbg> ;)
> bob ford wrote:
> > You can catch a possum every night with a live trap.
> Then you feed them sweett potaoes (only) for several weeks.
> It is their nature to be filthy animals. The sweet potaoe
> regimen cleanes their flesh and innards and such. Then, you
> have a meal. Yum. (tell me how it tastes. I've caught
> many, but always traded possums and coons for rabbits, never
> actually tasted possum, myself)
> -- “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to
> anger. Anger leads to
> hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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