Sunday, July 31, 2005


One of our favorite summertime activities is catching crawdads.  Last night was our first time this year, and it proved to be very fruitful.  We just tie chickenlegs on to a piece of string and toss it out into the water, wait a little while and then drag them in and scoop the critters up in a net.  This is done at night when the crawdads are most active.  We let the crawdads soak in fresh water overnight.  Today, for lunch, we will have a crawdad boil!

We heard movement in the woods behind our little basecamp and figured it was a raccoon, but never did I think the animal would show itself, let alone raid our picnic.  There were in fact 2 raccoons that came to visit, including this nursing female who boldly helped herself to Becca's sandwich.

I have decided that coffee is not responsible for my insomnia.  I have also decided that it is no coincidence that my resumed consumption of coffee after one coffee-free and fart-free day resulted in a fresh batch of butt-gas.  One can only conclude that there is a relationship between coffee drinking and flatulation.  I think I smell a Nobel Prize here... or maybe its just a Folgers Fart.


swmpgrly said...

They look like little lobsters, are they as small as they look?

sunnyside46 said...

i love those things! we call
em crawfish here!

artloner said...

OK with the Fart-thing!!!!  You're getting as bad as Kas and The BreastFeeding Thing!!!  <sigh>  LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


astaryth said...

When I was a kid we used to tie bacon fat off of string and go down to the little creek that ran thru our neighborhood and 'fish' for crawdads... but we didn't eat them, we just caught them and then turned them loose!

jackiebenice said...

Catching crawdads to me, was always going to a bait store and buying them with my uncle ..then giving them weird names lol..

take care!!


xxroxymamaxx said...

Love it!  But glad we can't smell journal entries! LOL  GBU, Shelly  :)

robinngabster said...

I'm from Arizona and we called them Crawdad's too! How many could you catch on one chicken leg? What do they taste like? Sounds like fun!

chadandjen1216 said...

Your fart jokes always make me laugh!  And tonight that is just what I needed!

sdoscher458 said...

ohhyuck they look like live shrimp with harder shells...they resemble bugs too much for me to ever want to eat hubby laughs at me and my phobias...Sandi

purplectigger said...

Sounds like fun, but I don't eat shell fish. Funny how raccoon's are bold sometimes. Great pictures.
Hugs, R.C.

princesssaurora said...

Oh how you make me smile!!!!  Fellow coffee addicts we are, and we may even be long lost sisters, I too, shy away from diet and sucks!!!!!!

I am crossing my fingers that you will get to see the grandbaby and your son soon, before his deployment.

Come visit my journal again if you have the time!!!

be well,

heathyrxmarie said...

I go creek stomping and get crawdads with my litte sister!  She has so much fun!  How do you eat them though?  Are they actually good?  I really hope your insomnia goes away!