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-Today (2/2) is Ground Hog Day-

Punxsutawney Phil Makes Groundhog Day 2021 Prediction:  Yup- see's his shadow so six more weeks of winter.  
 And for some it's not so bad:

Stay healthy and safe out there!
Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,740
    Today is Tamale 🫔 Day (Candelmas) in Mexico. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,858
    "The simple fact is, groundhogs are eminently edible and delicious," writes Everett J. Castro in Mother Earth News. "Like rabbits and squirrels (both of which are valued food animals), whistle-pigs are vegetarians. Thus, their meat, when properly prepared, is quite tasty and tender."Feb 1, 2012

    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    Both squirrels and italian hogs feed on acorns. 

    And so it follows logically: squirrel prosciutto!




  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,858
    Iberico tree rat.  Yum.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,560
    Rodents all
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • FarmingPhDFarmingPhD Posts: 531
    edited February 2
    I’ve shot my share growing up, a single adult ground hog can mow off 1/2+ acres of emerging soybeans.  Used to be a fun evening activity growing up with my dad.  However, a  223 poly tipped bullet makes them rather inedible or pre-tenderized depending on your tastes.
  • KayakKayak Posts: 404
    My italian grandfather used to eat them occasionally. Very fatty, and very smelly to clean. Guess who got to clean them when he wanted one. Not bad roasted, but never again.

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    Kayak said:
    My italian grandfather used to eat them occasionally. Very fatty, and very smelly to clean. Guess who got to clean them when he wanted one. Not bad roasted, but never again.
    Used to hang with a kid that trapped, like, fur trapping. 

    Beavers smelled HORRIBLE. I think they had a lot of fat or something that kept their fur dry. Like sheep have lanolin, beavers have some musky gland stuff that makes their fur like a waterproof fur coat. 

    anyway, beaver can sometimes smell bad. And tastes like pennies. 
  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
  • FarmingPhDFarmingPhD Posts: 531
    Kayak said:
    My italian grandfather used to eat them occasionally. Very fatty, and very smelly to clean. Guess who got to clean them when he wanted one. Not bad roasted, but never again.
    Had a great uncle that used to have one every couple years.  My grandfather refused to eat one, although his reasoning was geared towards things they ate during the Great Depression.  
  • FarmingPhDFarmingPhD Posts: 531
    PigBeanUs said:
    Kayak said:
    My italian grandfather used to eat them occasionally. Very fatty, and very smelly to clean. Guess who got to clean them when he wanted one. Not bad roasted, but never again.
    Used to hang with a kid that trapped, like, fur trapping. 

    Beavers smelled HORRIBLE. I think they had a lot of fat or something that kept their fur dry. Like sheep have lanolin, beavers have some musky gland stuff that makes their fur like a waterproof fur coat. 

    anyway, beaver can sometimes smell bad. And tastes like pennies. 
    I was going to search beaver scent glands on my work computer, decided against that.  I thought I remembered something similar. We mostly trapped muskrats as we had a couple muddy bottom ditches that we could catch 100-200 in a month in the winter as kids and saw/smelled the foulness of the tannery shop that took them.  I remember the guy saying once the stink was the beaver, we couldn’t separate that stink from the rest of the stink of the tannery shop.

    Learn something new every day.  Seems that their scent glands have culinary and perfume use.  I think I got cap a new topic for his Friday night session.
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/beaver-butt-goo-vanilla-flavoring/

  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    That link is a roller coaster

    ”beaver butt goo vanilla flavoring”

    yikes
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,201
    @FarmingPhD - If you serve it up we will see how it goes.  I'm sure it will be another in the long and entertaining list of "things I learned at a  Zoom speakeasy on a Friday night during covid."  This one could make the top five depending on how the discussion flows this coming Friday.  Hope you can make it to champion the topic and discussion.
    Be well-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,993
    FarmingPhD said:
    I was going to search beaver scent glands on my work computer, decided against that.  
    You were smarter than my coworker up at Thiokol, who simply wanted to know when the "Beaver Mountain" ski area opened the next day.  :lol:  
    ____________________________________________
    Introvert Engineers - Social Distancing before it was cool.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    Beaver Mountain ski resort is famous for their annual Lemon Party 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,461
    obligatory:


    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    The other ahole

    Living large in the 919
  • FarmingPhDFarmingPhD Posts: 531
    PigBeanUs said:
    That link is a roller coaster

    ”beaver butt goo vanilla flavoring”

    yikes
    I have to say I was laughing like a juvenile while reading parts of that article. My wife wanted to know what was so funny, so I explained, resulted in an attempted shaming of “that’s disgusting and what’s wrong with you?”  Not like I’m in the market to try it, all I could do was laugh.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,560
    edited February 3
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,560
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • Mark_B_GoodMark_B_Good Posts: 599
    I can't believe people still believe this ground hog thing. I mean, do we really get pissed off with a rodent when we think he's saying (in a bad year) 12 more weeks of winter?? We've lost our minds.
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?

    excellent   thank you for clarifying that a rodent is a rodent.

    a pig, however, is not a rodent.


  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,560
    PigBeanUs said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?

    excellent   thank you for clarifying that a rodent is a rodent.

    a pig, however, is not a rodent.


    Was addressing Carey's posts . Did not read yours initially. Well aware pigs are not rodents. Lighten up francis 
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,858
    I can't believe people still believe this ground hog thing. I mean, do we really get pissed off with a rodent when we think he's saying (in a bad year) 12 more weeks of winter?? We've lost our minds.

    That "tradition" is pretty tame compared to some of the more contemporary beliefs like the Jewish space lasers starting CA fires and Qanon's theories.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 574
    PigBeanUs said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?

    excellent   thank you for clarifying that a rodent is a rodent.

    a pig, however, is not a rodent.


    Was addressing Carey's posts . Did not read yours initially. Well aware pigs are not rodents. Lighten up francis 


    So you made the same minor mistake twice, and it’s somehow my fault...

    got it. 


  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,461
    This really did use to be a much friendlier place...
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    The other ahole

    Living large in the 919
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,754
    PigBeanUs said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?

    excellent   thank you for clarifying that a rodent is a rodent.

    a pig, however, is not a rodent.


    PigBeanUs said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?

    excellent   thank you for clarifying that a rodent is a rodent.

    a pig, however, is not a rodent.


    Pigs are rooters.
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,560
    PigBeanUs said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    Rodents all
    False. 

    Pigs are not rodents. 

    Crack a book for me one time. Pffffft
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

    How about this book. I cracked it, Do I need to read it to you?

    excellent   thank you for clarifying that a rodent is a rodent.

    a pig, however, is not a rodent.


    Was addressing Carey's posts . Did not read yours initially. Well aware pigs are not rodents. Lighten up francis 


    So you made the same minor mistake twice, and it’s somehow my fault...

    got it. 


    It's always your fault...
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,870
    To clarify a "whistle pig" is another term for ground hog which is a rodent.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,560
    To clarify a "whistle pig" is another term for ground hog which is a rodent.
    Yeah sigh, that was where I was going with that. (whoosh)
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
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