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Anyone for Escargo? August 28, 2009

Filed under: Daily Life — Jen @ 8:33 am
Snail Farm

Snail Farm

My parents have a large patch of ivy near the front door.  It is heaven for snails.

During a family get-together there, it started raining, and the snails came out in full force.  The kids entertained themselves by collecting the snails and keeping them in a small corner of the front porch.  Then, they started putting them on the wall and letting them climb up.  This is a vastly entertaining project, we discoverd, because all the kids loved it, regardless of gender or age.  They probably worked on this project for over an hour.  By the time we left the house, the kids had counted 73 snails in the snail farm corner of the porch!!  Gross!!

Joy Bosse, host of the local radio gardening program, Joy in the Garden, says the kind of snails we have in this area are the same kind you can eat.  You just have to feed them oats for 2 days before you cook them.  Escargo, anyone?

Good Times!

Good Times!

73 Snails

73 Snails

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3 Responses to “Anyone for Escargo?”

  1. JEN Says:

    Gross… They are all over out backyard , maybe that is what Ill have when its my turn to have bunco!

  2. Becca Says:

    That looks disgusting! I’m sure my kids would have been all over that too.

  3. velvet Says:

    yum yum yum, they look so tasty. It is fun to play with your food before you eat it right? I’m justa kidding (imagine me saying that in Italian:)


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