Possum Soup

Friday, June 10, 2011

Miss Carlee and Her Fine Catch....

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At few years back the kids asked for Coon Cages for Christmas. Well that Spring they caught alittle bit of everything from Smoke the Ranch Dog to Wild Cat the Barn Cat.........After this Big Scary Ugly Monster was caught one afternoon she freaked out......Telling us all about its eyes, its long nose, and it no hair tail we came to the conclusion it wasn't a Monster, it was a Possum. Daddy explained that Smokey would take care of it as soon as we opened the gate, not trusting her dad with the life of her very Best Friend "Smoke" she looked at me and begged not to turn him loose....

 

Well once again that hero she calls Daddy was right.....Smoke got a hold of the big Monster and showed him who was in charge of this Ranch Outfit.....Not thinking much more about the whole ordeal I went back to doing whatever it was I was busy doing when the monster scared her 15 minutes ago.....

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Little cowboy boots stomping on the front porch echoed by the jingle of a dragging spur was music to my ear on a daily basis......And "Momma, Momma" was always soon followed, unless it was "Honey, can you...."......well this time is was "Momma, I need some baggies"

 

Trying to figure out what in the world she need baggies for I turned to meet her at the back door......Oh My......There stood my little 4 year old cowgirl, no shirt,  brother's shorts on, boots for shoes, and a opened pocket knife................. blood from her fingers to her boobies....not just blood, but hair from some wild mangy animal was stuck all over her. 

 

"Miss Fred, What in the world have you gotten into and What in the world do you need baggies for"

 

Well that was the question...... and a CowKid like her with a good Ranch Dog always at her side, she didn't have much time for details....(she gets that from her Dad, you know that Hero from earlier, ya him....lol).

 

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"For the meat, I cuttin up that Possum, going put it in the freezer, take it to Grandma Neice and she goin make Possum Soup"

 

Really.....you have got to be kidding, and of course the first thing that came to mind was......."I sure hope that Possum is dead and not just playing Possum,  hoping Smokey would stop playing with it for a while".........

 

After explaining a few things she looked at me kind of disappointed....

For one thing, you need a better knife, this roping knife is not a good one for cutting formats into our next family meal

Second, Grandma Neice doesn't like to cook.....and I'm thinking Possum Soap isn't her best dish....

Third, Little girls like her need to be wearing a shirt....

Fourth, Take you and that so called Ranch Hero Dog out side to the garden hose and get washed up!!!

 

Needless to say....we never bagged up meat or Grandma Neice to make Possum Soup for the Family

 

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Hope you enjoyed the Wild Adventure of the Cowkids and the Ranch Dog................Stay posted for the "Milk Cow Preg Checking Story" .....yes of course the Cowkids and the Ranch Dog took care of that story too!

 

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