Friday, September 25, 2009

Squirreling It Away

The squirrels have been keeping the dogs busy this week. They dash out into the yard, grab a walnut and run back to their hole in the tree as fast as their little legs can carry them. The dogs lay on the back porch and watch for them out the window. When Lucy spots one she starts barking her head off. I let them out and the big dog, Bandit, follows even though he has no idea what they're after. Half the time he doesn't even run in the right direction. At least they're getting some exercise.

I figure the squirrels know what they're doing and judging by their frenzy I've decided it's time to inventory my own nuts. We live far enough from civilization that running to the store in the middle of a snow storm isn't really an option. So it's clean out the freezer week around here. I have a lamb and a pig on order and I want to defrost the deep freeze before they get here. (It's supposed to be frost free yet there's over an inch of frost. Why is that?) Anyway, so far I've been able to make up some normal meals with what's left but we're quickly heading into the more, shall we say, interesting combinations. I figure if I throw enough barbecue sauce on just about anything they'll eat it. But, um, does anyone have a fabulous recipe for pork liver?

6 comments:

Lil said...

The dogs and the squirrels reminds me of the movie "Up". That was one of the funniest running gags in that movie. :-)

As for pork liver, um, no suggestions because I'm no fan of the liver except wherein it performs its good work within my own body.

Dawn said...

I can give you the dogs favorite liver recipe. Open package, dump in bowl and get out of the way!
Winter is coming isn't it.

Milah said...

I agree with Dawn, feed it to the dogs!

Old House Lover said...

I think that when a frost free freezer get frost beside the obvious explanation of the defroster not working is that there's an air leak around the seals let warm continually get in and condese form frost faster than the defrost cycle can defrost it.

a simple quilter said...

the chicken house is scheduled to be delivered this afternoon....you one step closer to reclaiming your garden...think Spring!

StitchinByTheLake said...

My mother-in-law used to cook pork liver (yuck) but she preferred beef liver. I think she just fried it with onions? She never could talk me into eating it! blessings, marlene