Friday, March 16, 2007

Shoot that Hog .....

I have in my possession a sweet little Winchester Model 43 22 Hornet. At this point in time I would throughly enjoy looking down the barrel and laying the sights upon that little hog known as "Punxsytawney Phil." At 10:23pm, Friday the 16th, we are in the middle of a Nor' Easter and have received about 8 inches of snow with much more coming.

On Thursday, my hubby and I uncovered our motorcycles, installed the batteries and went on a nice ride in 62 degree weather. It felt great to be back in the saddle so to speak.

Instead of "Corned Beef and Cabbage" for our Saturday St. Patty's day meal, I could mussel up some Ground Hog Stew with Portabella Mushrooms or Ground Hog Marsala with Penne Pasta. If anyone sees that little bugger tell him -- Pam's keeping an eye out for him . . . . . One Shot - One Kill - One Pot! In the word's of the "Nuge" - "Let's go hunting baby!"


  1. Hilarious! I love the target!
    Sorry I can only try to feel your pain because I'm in sunny California right now.

  2. Thank you for the support Jen. And Ellen -- thanks a bunch for trying 'OUT IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA'!!!!! Nothing like putting salt in a wound girl! ;^)) Geez!!! We had a peek of sun but now the wind is kicking up, it's cold and YES! I'm feeling the blues. (Might be menopause - but we'll keep that to ourselves!)

  3. I have two questions*:

    1. Are groundhogs the same as prairie dogs?
    2. Do you really eat them?

    I've shot hundreds (maybe thousands) of prairie dogs. I've never been tempted to eat them.

    *I know this isn't the point of your post.

  4. They are of the same family as Prairie dogs but are a little bigger and fatter. They are more loaners than community minded. I have never eaten one but some folks do. There are a number of recipes for them in some cookbooks I have. Some churches around here have had the meat in their "Wild Game Feasts", those who have had it said it was not too bad if cooked right. I guess its a little like eating crow ... but it would feel good to drop that little bugger .... we live in farming country and they like to dig under our shed ... Sweet Baby Jane is always ready ....


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