Just something for you to think (I mean squirm) about…….Just before going down to my parent’s home in Texas this weekend, my sister (K) called me and advised that a snake made its way through the garage, through the kitchen, and right into the family room, on the cool tile in our parent’s house.
The snake decided it was going to play tag with my sister (K). When my sister (K) made the attempt to walk around the snake, it would lunge at her. My sister (K) made a quick evaluation of the situation, realized there was only one thing close she could use to get past this snake. It involved using a removable brass table top. She snatched up the brass table top, and placed it between her feet and the snake. Success!!!!! My sister (K) was able to get past the snake and to the garage to snatch up the shovel. I told her she should have used the gun on the little booger and take care of him permanently. But then again, we are trying to fix up our parent’s home and sell it, so that would defeat the purpose. Who would want a bullet ricocheting off of the tile or furniture?? It was just an entertaining thought……what can I say, we just needed a little excitement.
My sister (K) hit the snake once close by its head, just enough to knock him out. She then proceeded to pick him up with the shovel, making sure her hands were far enough away from his body while holding the shovel. She opened the back door and tossed him outside on the patio, just before the pool. She went back inside to get her cell phone and take pictures. After snapping a picture, one of those big turkey vultures swooped down and picked up that snake for an appetizer. Bulldog Man identified the snake as being a King snake, last year we had a rattle snake in the garage.
Garden Update, today I harvested part of my red potatoes from the garden.
My green beans, strawberries, tomatoes, tomatillos, and herbs are still growing. Everything else in the garden has pretty much died up, or I’ve pulled it out of the garden beds to prep the area for winter.
My first attempt at making salsa Verde with my recent harvest of tomatillos came out good.
Bulldog Man gave me 4 paws up on the recipe.
My Salsa Verde Recipe
1 ½ pounds of tomatillos
½ white onion
2 cloves garlic (add as much as you like)
½ lime (juice only)
1 jalapeño (seeded and membrane removed)
1 handful of cilantro
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste
Place everything in a food processor and chop to your desired texture. Serve with tortilla chips, or place on tacos, or burritos.