[Homestead] Playing Possum
Bunjov at aol.com
Bunjov at aol.com
Tue Dec 9 20:50:35 EST 2008
Excellent humor, indeed!
I dunno, though - my adolescence, in the fifties (no, that was the 19-50's,
silly) included TV episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies, wherein possum seemed
to be a delicacy, and Granny Clampett delighted in serving up a bunch of it
and passing it around the table on a long, forked stick.
We (former now-deceased husband and I) had - briefly - a boarder from Mexico
- in the days before anything that smacked of 'immigration' was a crime. We
also had a fruitless mulberry tree just outside the kitchen window, which was
inhabited by a family of squirrels.
Lemme tell ya - he had his eye on those squirrels. By the time I got wind of
it, he already had struck a deal with the other members of the masonry crew
whereby they were all bidding on the first available squirrel that was brought
I have spent the last half-hour trying to devise a poem to Sir Kristopher
Bacon, in which the last line would rhyme with the word 'impossumble'.
Eating cold pizza donated earlier today by a neighbor down the road.
On the serious side, I would like to know...to what are possums most closely
related? Rodents - right? How far up the food chain do we have to go before
we get to a species that's...er...um - edible? And skin-able? I am of the
firm belief that every part of the animal should be used. I have a friend who
makes jewelry from rattlesnake bones and fine copper wire. Pretty - but kinda
In a message dated 12/9/2008 4:57:41 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
bobford79 at yahoo.com writes:
Hah. Excellent humor, Lisa
--- On Tue, 12/9/08, Lisa K.V. Perry <lisakvperry at gmail.com> wrote:
I hope to Hades that we are not ever so hungry that I am inclined to cook
> opossum. There is an abundance of wildlife around here including all of
the above and those animals sound far more appetizing. I've tried snake and
frog before and they were okay. Heaven help us lour list members if we're all
suddenly salivating for an opposum dinner. We'll knowthe straits are indeed
dire, or we're feeling rather adventurous.
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