About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, September 29, 2008

My First Kill...

Ok, so I didn't actually kill it, Jeremy and his boss Jim hit it on the way to a meeting. An interesting note, I drive at least 4 times more then Jeremy does and he has hit two animals already and I have hit none! (knock on wood) So Jeremy called me and told me to go and get the TURKEY that was on the side of the road. In Nebraska, you are allowed to take home whatever you hit with your vehicle. Of course if it is a deer, you have to call the sheriff first and then take it home. So the joke of road kill cafe is totally true here! So I brought it home, did some frantic calling to Jeremy's bosses wife, Becky, and even sprung my plight on an unsuspecting mom - Ann! Thanks to much help and the all too useful Internet, I finally skinned it and just cut out the meat. So to save all those with weak stomachs I will post the before and after pictures. Also, while I was out with my hands full of - well - turkey, Uncle Jed called to see how it was going and had a very nice and lengthy conversation with Haydn and Weldon. Thanks Uncle Jed for keeping them occupied for a bit!

For a first time... I thought I did really well. With NO HELP from Jeremy.


Erin said...

Crazy but cool if you ask me. Free turkey. :) AND I LOVE TURKEY. :-D

Holly said...

You are the woman...now can he shoot as good as he can hit them???

CaliforniaCoxs said...

You are for sure living off the land! Good for you, I think i would have lost my lunch!!

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