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Possum, The other white meat.

By: RiverKat
12/29/2016 5:34 PM

Me and the bride thinking bout heading over to Brasstown NC fer the annual possum drop to ring in the New Years. Should be interesting as PETA has gotten into the middle of it. Got to let the life of the party go free but that didn't stop the demise of several of his cousins volunteering to be in the possum hash. Anyways plan to pick up a couple gallons of shine near there so may just stay fer the show.

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By: PaulOinMA
12/30/2016 9:31 AM

I buy old cookbooks at library book sales. Interesting, some critters that are served: muskrat, opossum, etc. smiley

Write-ups are interesting, too. Things like muskrat (I think, have to go and try to find it), "especially favored by Negroes in Arkansas."

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By: MarvelousMoondance
12/30/2016 9:44 AM

Be sure they leave the musk glands in for extra flavor!

Wink smiley

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By: judyk
12/30/2016 10:05 AM

A possum drop fo the new year?

How festive. Confused

I'll pass. I just couldn't....

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By: RiverKat
12/30/2016 12:38 PM

A possum drop fo the new year?

How festive. Confused

I'll pass. I just couldn't....
It's been watered down from years past. The possum is in a cage, they hoist him up bout 10 o'clock and lower him down at midnight. Then they let him go. But there is no law against having baked possum, possum hash, or possum spread and crackers. Quite tasty actually. A good time is had by all. Don't knock it if you haven't tried it.

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By: prezlee
12/30/2016 12:40 PM

It's a non-alcoholic family event. It looks like a great time, but if I'm stayin' up all night, I'd just a'soon have an egg nog or 3.

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By: judyk
12/30/2016 2:36 PM

It's been watered down from years past. The possum is in a cage, they hoist him up bout 10 o'clock and lower him down at midnight. Then they let him go. But there is no law against having baked possum, possum hash, or possum spread and crackers. Quite tasty actually. A good time is had by all. Don't knock it if you haven't tried it.

Im sure it has a certain local appeal, but not for me. You go, have fun.

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By: junepath
12/30/2016 6:42 PM

A possum drop fo the new year?

How festive. Confused

I'll pass. I just couldn't....


Same. I love the little critters. Obviously ;)

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By: PaulOinMA
1/1/2017 2:20 PM

The possum picture on the home page here is really cute.

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Carolyn, a young work colleague was over for dinner. She, another colleague (Brenda), Nan, and I were on the porch.

Carolyn was from Utah, and she had never seen a possum. She looked in the backyard with a look of horror and disgust, asking, '"what is that?"

Should have seen the look on her face when I pointed to Brenda and added that they eat them in the south. Theeth smiley

Brenda and I bought Carolyn a possum plush toy. smiley

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By: junepath
1/1/2017 7:39 PM

Amelia has a whole arsenal of possums. The first, Jellybean, is now sporting a very sexy sock sweater because he developed a hole. Poor guy. He has mange and now a puncture wound.

(This is what he used to look like: Click to follow link... )



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By: MarvelousMoondance
1/2/2017 8:41 AM

The possum picture on the home page here is really cute.

Click to follow link...

Carolyn, a young work colleague was over for dinner. She, another colleague (Brenda), Nan, and I were on the porch.

Carolyn was from Utah, and she had never seen a possum. She looked in the backyard with a look of horror and disgust, asking, '"what is that?"

Should have seen the look on her face when I pointed to Brenda and added that they eat them in the south. Theeth smiley

Brenda and I bought Carolyn a possum plush toy. smiley


Possum cookin' isn't just limited to the Souf, it's enjoyed as far north as Canada. i've had it in stew, SOS with homemade Texas toast, and fire roasted. i'm always amazed by folks who won't eat wild meat but like the factory raised, chemical laced, garbage.

My grandmother was very knowledgeable in wild foods and taught me a lot. My favorite was snapping turtle. i've caught, cleaned and eaten them. Her back fence was covered with snapper shells, some as big as a wash tub!

One roommate, for a year in college, was nicknamed Euell Gibbons. He could go over the hill from our house and come back in 20 minutes with a complete meal. My favorite bread is still the ones he made with dried cattail roots.

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By: MarvelousMoondance
1/2/2017 9:07 AM

Amelia has a whole arsenal of possums. The first, Jellybean, is now sporting a very sexy sock sweater because he developed a hole. Poor guy. He has mange and now a puncture wound.

(This is what he used to look like: Click to follow link... )


Jellybean is cute as heck! Do you still have leezards?

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By: PaulOinMA
1/2/2017 9:54 AM

Jellybean is cute. smiley

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By: junepath
1/2/2017 11:58 AM



Jellybean is cute as heck! Do you still have leezards?


Sadly no. Harvey shuffled off the mortal coil back in May of 2014 and Floyd followed in May of 2016. We lost both Floyd and our cat and my mom in 2016. Hoping to make it to 2017 with the family unscathed!

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By: PaulOinMA
1/3/2017 1:59 PM

When I first started dating Nan she was trying to explain the animal she saw in the road on the way to my apartment. I had to explain that she saw a possum, not a giant, mutant rat. smiley

Keep in mind she also saw a sign at the end of the driveway leading to farm, and said " 'Lambs for Easter.' That's so cute."

"They mean for the dinner table."

"Oh." Theeth smiley

Another time she went the back way to my apartment in Flemington, NJ. She was describing all the cute animals outside at one place.

"You mean at the slaughterhouse?"

"Oh." Theeth smiley

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By: junepath
1/3/2017 4:13 PM

We once ran across one of those lambs for Easter signs. Brought home an adorable little lamb named Annabelle. She lived for EVER. Actually we had to give her away because we left the country for the suburbs and she couldn't come and she was already about 4 at that point.

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