Oh, look – it’s Tuesday and I actually have some Random! Yay! You guys know the drill…
We were incredibly fortunate to be gifted with a deer for our freezer this year – this makes me especially happy because we decided not to get a goat again this fall.
We went to pick her up after she’d been processed and packaged this last Saturday, and while we were perusing the freezer cases at Whitefeather Meats we noticed they had some nice-sized domestic rabbits, already cut into pieces, for sale. Our last two forays into cooking rabbit were quite successful, so I grabbed one and added it to our purchases.
It wasn’t until we were headed home that I realized we had both Bambi AND Thumper in the trunk of our car.
‘Tis the Season, of course, and The G Man has informed us that what he wants most from Santa is a “hewicopter wif a ‘mote” and…batteries.
Yes, he asked for batteries, and at the rate he’s playing with all of the battery operated decorations on the tree and around the house we, at least, are going to need them by Christmas.
As I’d noted earlier, The Young One has been accepted to Kent State University and we did the obligatory campus tour yesterday afternoon. He’s bound and determined to live on campus and I’ve resigned myself to letting him go, even though we live close enough for him to commute if he wanted to. I have to say, it’s a nice school and I’m excited that he’s so excited about going there. But they certainly seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time assuring me how safe the campus is.
I guess as long as they keep the National Guard away, I’ll be okay.
Kent State is a big school; I’m a bit worried about the quality of the food available to The Young One while he’s there – at one point I thought I’d wandered into the food court of a shopping mall. It seemed every kid we passed on our tour was sipping a Pepsi, and I was absolutely appalled when we were told there is a Quaker Steak and Lube in the student center.
Is it inappropriate to send him care packages of pastured eggs, raw milk cheeses and grass-fed ground beef? I hear you can accomplish amazing things with a microwave if you know what you’re doing.
One of the things we learned while touring the campus is that he can buy just about anything on campus (apparently as long as it’s a product of PepsiCo or ConAgra) with the exception of toiletries, which he’ll have to buy in town. He was pondering that as we drove away, when we passed a CVS and Walgreens, right next to each other and right off the college grounds.
“Oh, look, hon,” I said, “You won’t even have to go all the way in town. You can go right there if you run out of toothpaste or shampoo.”
He turned to me and grinned. “Or condoms!”
Why…oh, why, did he have to say that.