Signs of Spring…

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My pitiful pear tree made it through another winter, not that this one taxed it very hard. Flowers, sure, but they’re just faking me out. This tree will actually fruit the day after I’m elected Pope. It grows a little more every year, though.

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The Mormons do it much better, I’m afraid, though none of them will ever be elected Pope either.

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D&L wanted to make the weekly water run this morning instead of the usual Monday. I brought the Jeep trailer along because they had a couple of pallets they wanted me to haul off. Then on the way we found two more that some slob had dumped by the side of the county road. So I hauled them all to my “to become firewood” pile…

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While I unloaded the trailer this little guy thought he was hiding. “I’m just a shadow in the shadows, you can’t see me.” Yeah, you’re a distinctly rabbit-shaped shadow, and I see you fine. He was in no danger, though; they look plump and delicious and they’re easy to kill but they’re all fur and bones. What little meat is there after you dress them out is tasteless.

Here’s something else that looks plump and delicious…

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Yeah, the calves are coming. In another couple of weeks we should be up to our collective ass in them. Then a few weeks after that the cattlemen will release the bulls, and walkies will become adventures.

Must be Spring.

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7 Responses to Signs of Spring…

  1. Robert says:

    “Joel for Pope!”

    I like it. Where do I sign the petition?

  2. Joel says:

    Good luck with that. I think there’s an exam before they let you have a vote.

  3. Robert says:

    Crap. I better get the Cliff Notes. Yer qualified, right?

  4. Joel says:

    Pretty sure not.

  5. Kentucky says:

    Saw somewhere that rabbit, like chicken, is unique in that their meat has the useful characteristic of taking on whatever flavor is added by the condiments and other stuff used in the preparation thereof, bringing only protein to the mix and essentially zero fat.

  6. Zelda says:

    Tofu behaves the same way although meatless. And it’s easier to get. No stalking, shooting, skinning, etc. Side by side dishes of chunks of tofu or rabbit, seasoned the same way, would taste the same. Might be useful to know that in case there’s an ammunition shortage, inability to stalk and kill rabbits, or snares don’t work. Just saying.

  7. Ben says:

    On the other hand Zelda, there’s not much free tofu running around in the desert. Also, as far as I know, tofu hasn’t yet figured out how to reproduce in the wild. The last I heard, bunnies do that last thing pretty well. :-)

To the stake with the heretic!