Thursday, March 2, 2017


I was planning on making meatloaf for dinner tonight. I made tuna noodle casserole last night, which I think means that I am a 1960's housewife, right? Except my tuna noodle casserole didn't involve any cream of anything soup from a can, and I had to use 100% corn pasta instead of regular gluten-laden noodles. It was still good, though.

Anyway. Meatloaf.

Meatloaf requires ground beef. The ground beef is in the big freezer downstairs. Also in the big freezer downstairs, unfortunately directly in front of the ground beef, is a garbage bag full of raccoon skins awaiting tanning*.

We had ham steaks instead. Because I could reach those without hauling out the raccoons.

Deer hearts in the car and raccoon skins in the freezer. This is life in the woodchuck lane.

* A. gets them tanned and uses the tanned hides to make hats and mittens for the kids. Fur mittens are the only thing that will always keep their hands warm. So I acknowledge the raccoons' utility, but I begrudge them freezer space nonetheless. 


Gemma's person said...

And no one else is going to have the coolest hat and mittens in the world.
Racoon meatloaf before just hides?

Kristin @ Going Country said...

No, no raccoon meatloaf. I haven't yet tried cooking raccoon. Totally repelled by the fact that the dogs won't even eat one if they kill it. That does not bode well for edibility.

tu mere said...

Sure could have used those mittens for y'all in Alaska!